The German/French/pan-European group STEREO TOTAL are my latest jam – likely well-known to many of you rocknrollers out there, but brand-new to ‘ol grandpa here. I was too busy blasting garage punk in the late 90s to notice this offbeat duo, who mix punk, beats, weird sounds and classic ye-ye into an intoxicating mix.
My sources tell me they’re still around. I’m still trying to figure them out, but I know I’m totally digging their “My Melody” release from 1999. This song, “Plotzich ist Alles Anders”, is the rare German-language song that’s easy on the ears and a total blast to boot.