Sunday, November 28, 2021

WEED SAMPLER 3 - "A Winfried Pickart Various Artists Compilation" (1988)

"Weed Sampler 3" was another various artists compilation put out in 1988 by my friend Winfried Pickart from Germany. I traded tapes with a lot of people, but most of it was just sending tapes back and forth, but some people like Winnie, I considered to be a friend, and wrote a lot more than others.

Winnie really believed in what he was doing, and it's a shame he is no longer with us!

I always felt lucky to be one of the only American bands on one of these various artists comps, along with such cool Euro bands and people like Local Scandal, No Authorized, Maffick, Klimperei, Deleted, Adrian Cox, Les Larmes, Andy Xport, Driven to Distraction, and Pol Silentblock, and that was only on Side One.

Side 2 delivered even more with Die Manner, Elephant Bangs Train, J.P. Espil and Totentanz, Meadow Meal, Cryptic Flowers, Gerfried Feistritzer, Die Rache, Areknuteknyerne, ZBZ, Gypsy, and Winnie's own band Rattus Rexx assisted by another very good friend, Lord Litter.
Here's a pretty cool representation of what you could expect to hear on a tape like this, from Side One....