TRIO RIO – New York Rio Tokyo

downloadThe label “Germany” is something people all over the world want when it comes to cars, soccer, certain kinds of food or beer on tavern. Or what music is concerned Beethoven, Bach and other big composers are being studied and listened to around the world. What about Pop music scenes? Things look a little different, only few bands such as Scorpions, or to a certain extent Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream managed to conquer the English speaking world. Alphaville, known for Big In Japan also Nena’s 99 Luftballons hits even invaded pretty much entire world with stuff called songs. Then I pronounced you “Trio Rio”, a quintet Jazz group in 1983 included Peter Fessler, a gifted composer, guitarist and vocalist. No idea why it’s name Trio for 4 persons inside the band, but their only big hit “New York Rio Tokyo” in 1986 was breathtaking. But fairly hard to find the relationship of its lyrics about behind story for those three big cities tend to be complaint-based, or tell us about the specific scenes they are a part of. Undoubtedly cities are one of major topic for popular songs, apart from love scenes. A city in a song’s title helps focus more likely to lead to universal truth than abstract generalizations. That’s why a song with titles concerning cities have enduring popularity just as New York Rio Tokyo did. So I just put some video scenes consisted those three cities as in popular interpretation. (nDy) 

JERMAN dikenal dunia sbg produsen berkelas seperti merk mobil, tim sepak bola, juga melahirkan composer Bach hingga Bethoven. Bagaimana kontribusinya bagi musik pop modern? Memang agak sulit dikenal bagi khalayak di luarnya. Mereka punya Krautrock yg cenderung instrumental melalui Kraftwerk dan Tangerine Dream. Hanya sedikit yg mampu menaklukan publik berbahasa Inggris, seperti Scorpion juga Alphaville.Padahal bagi generasi 80an pasti akrab dgn lagu riang dgn judul tiga nama kota besar: New York, Rio, Tokyo. Dibawakan oleh 4 musisi yg tergabung dgn nama aneh, Trio Rio. Karena jika berempat kan seharusnya kwartet. Agaknya disengaja oleh Peter Fessler, musisi jazz kelahiran Koln yg lebih banyak menghabiskan waktu di Brazil. Lewat hits New York, Rio, Tokyo ia memang sanggup merebut pasar sekejap di tiga metropolitan. Namun kurang dihargai di negari asal, mungkin kualat akibat gak menyebut Berlin. Album Trio Rio juga berkesan buatku sbg rekaman langka hasil menang lelang di ebay. Jika di rupiahkan seharga 800 ribuan, plus ongkos kirim lebih mahal dari kolektor di Koln karena kurs Euro. (nDy)

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