Tag: derelict buildings

Chinese Takeaway / The Adicts

We found this Restaurant/Hotel building near Minden on the River Weser in Germany.

It looks like the staff left in a bit of a rush too as there were quite a few personal items in their staff area.

I wonder if The Adicts ever stopped off here on one of their German tours ?

The first time I saw them was around 1981/82 in the Korn Strasse in Hannover, a legendary Punk venue.

As I was having a cup of tea with them backstage, the band decided to enhance their buffet meal by adding something that looked like a sausage (but wasn’t) to a plate of noodle salad. I didn’t wait around to see if anyone sampled their designer menu.

 

 

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Hotel Grashoff / Cocteau Twins

Double goodies discovered today :

It is always cool to be lucky enough to find a good copy of the first Cocteau Twins (Garlands – 1982) album on the Intercord Label for just 2 euros at a Fleamarket.

Liz Fraser really does have a haunting voice, but I just love the echoey bass on a lot of these early 1980’s post punk albums. How do they get that sound ?

On the same journey we discovered this charming Hotel that has been closed since 2006 and is still in a remarkably good condition. Check the “before and after” pics.

I always wondered why people have to smash toilets and sinks once they get inside these buildings but this is because they are trying to get at the copper piping. Shame about the ballroom too, great sized gig venue.

Malacca – Motorbike Graveyard

 

On the Western side of Malaysia, Malacca was a great place to discover old colonial buildings in a poor state of repair, bunkers and history galore.

If you take a close look at the motorbike graveyard pics above you will discover an old second world war bunker in the background, as well as the one in someones front garden.

As always,the food is amazing everywhere in Malaysia and Malacca is no exception, although it didn’t help in the case of Harper’s Restaurant and Lounge below :

The Manics were not one of my favourite bands,but this is a mighty record. It really should have been a monster smash but it wasn’t released as a single until a long time after the album “Generation Terrorists” was released in 1992.