Saturday, May 05, 2012

Taxi –You Got Your Way in The End O.K.


Taxi –You Got Your Way in The End O.K./It’s No Use Pretending –Bellaphon 1421 (1977 Germany) 

You Got Your Way in The End OK is a vibrant piece of Teen Kraut Pop with Glam inflections, think Hello or Flintlock without a flinch of any Punk leanings (although there’s a twinge that predates Terminal Love). Positioned bang in the Middle between Germany’s Teens and Mustang, it’s a fun piece of commercial and ultra-catchy pop. It was produced in the UK with Dave Hunter involvement (Whistle/ Rescue Co No 1)  Look out for the next post with an obscure but Killer piece of Hard German Teen Rock…

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5 comments:

Hannes A. Jónsson said...

Great post, Robin. These guys were actually English, from Manchester if I'm not mistaken. They issued no less than four albums in Germany between '77 and '79. The first two LP's were on this "budget" label Europa while the latter two were on EMI. Colin Frechter (Rollers, Hello) was also involved. I've tried to gather some further info on them for my '70s Teenpop blog, but no luck so far. E-mailed someone on YouTube who claimed to be a sybling of one of the brothers in the band (initially Taxi were a pair of brothers + the blonde guy), but he/she never answered. So, anyone with ANY info whatsoever please holler.

steve said...

Hi there , my name is Steve Clarke and i was the lead guitarist in TAXI from 1978 - 1980 the last album was called IM THE ONE,I was in Bravo and other teen mags november 1978, i joined a Punk band called the Drones for two years then a London band in 84,did production work for many bands in the 90s, still play today and did some work with Dave Stewart two years ago.had lots of fun in taxi when we supported SMOKIE in 78 dont know what happend to the other guys in the band unless you know. STEVE CLARKE

Robin Wills said...

Thanks for your input Steve. It kind of makes sense you then joined The Drones as they were a Teen band before going Punk...

joe de biase said...

hi my name is joe i was the bass player in taxi...on you tube not so long ago there was a video of the band,with song do you love me it was done very well by a german guy but its has been taken off dont know why...looking for any foto's or video'o of the band,,, can any one help ... i am on face bok name giuseppe de biase got quite a few pictures on there...

Hannes A. Jónsson said...

http://70steenpop.blogspot.com/2012/05/taxi.html