Welcome to Hamburg 1971: We are on the Reeperbahn, the citiy's redlight district with its highheeled ladies, pimps and stripbars. This is the scenery of Wolfgang Staudtes film - FLUCHTWEG ST.PAULI (a.k.a. Hot Traces Of St. Pauli)! In the main roles the legendary Horst Frank, Christiane Krüger, Heinz Reincke und Klaus Schwarzkopf. The score was composed by Peter Schirmann who recorded it with the RIAS Tanzorchester. Relaxed little raregrooves and crimebeat par excellence!
Staudte's films are almost invariably so staged that there is in fact no need for music. Which is why Fluchtweg contains none of that mush of illustrative dissonances that some in the film industry believe generates excitement. Instead, wherever possible, the music has a function that is determined by the plot. In the opening scene, for example, whilst the introductory credits are being superimposed, the theme music comes from the radio in the taxi that the ill-tempered Heinz Reinke is driving while Heidi Stroh is getting drunkenly undressed in the back. And for the strip-tease scene in the dive, the Millj, there is the sound of a Hammond-organ blues being played in a deliberately strident fashion, as can be heard even today from many a solo entertainer.
We included one more track from P. Schirmann: "Bleib sauber Liebling" from a Rolf Thiele picture, as well as two remixes by the Crippled Groove Orchestra and the Crate Soul Brothers (a.k.a. Keyser & Shuriken from Hungary). Linernotes come from Mr. Schirmann himself and Jaques Palminger (Studio Braun).
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01. Fluchtweg St.Pauli (Main Title)
02. Top Secret
03. Auf dem Kiez
04. Wappen von Hamburg
06. Reeperbahn Gorillas
07. Juwelen Bossa
08. Top Secret (Part II)
09. The Party is over
10. Theme from "Bleib sauber Liebling"
11. Reeperbahn Gorillas (remixed by Crippled Groove Orchestra)
12. Auf dem Kiez (remixed by Crate Soul Brothers)