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06 February 2008 @ 12:47 pm
[Out of the Dark and Into the Light]  
Today is the tenth anniversary of Falco's death. He was an extraordinary, austrian musician and a very controversial and eccentric person. His death really affected me, because it was so unexpected and he was working on a comeback at the time of his death. I always liked him because he dared to say and do things nobody else did. A lot of you probably won't know him, but I will always remember him.

He sold about 60 million albums and singles worldwide and his record Rock me Amadeus reached the #1 in the United States.




Jeanny, quit livin' on dreams
Jeanny, life is not what it seems
You're lost in the night, don't wanna struggle and fight
There's someone, who needs you, babe

This song was one of the controversial things Falco had done. The story of "Jeanny" is told from the point of view of a rapist and murderer. Several radio stations refused to play the the song and it was totally ignored in the U.S.

Out of the Dark

Out of the dark
Into the light
I give up and close my eyes

Falco wrote this song just a few weeks prior to his death what caused many speculations about the circumstances concerning his death. Even though the officials claimed to have found cocaine in his blood, it was ruled an accident.
Current Location: home
possesed by: Falco - Jeanny
tinkabell007: spn dean - otp impalatinkabell007 on February 6th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
You know, just yesterday I was desperately looking for my "Out of the Dark" file! But for the life of it I just couldn't find it on my hard drive! So, THANK YOU so much for posting this. This song always gives me shivers (in a good way... but still)
Michaela: Impalamichaela3105 on February 6th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
You are welcome! I love that song too. But my favourite Falco song will always be Jeanny. It's so creepy and so good!
amandil12: I think about that every dayastudyinpanic on February 6th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Ich hab das vorhin im Radio gehört, dass das schon 10 Jahre her ist und kann es gar nicht glauben! Kann mich noch gut erinnern, wir waren da gerade auf einer Klassenfahrt und einer bei uns im Jahrgang war ein ziemlicher Fan und als wir das im Radio gehört hatten, war der voll fertig. Muss ja zugeben, mich selbst hat das damals nicht so getroffen, ich hab die meiste seiner Musik eigentlich erst danach so richtig kennengelernt... Aber Jeanny ist wirklich ein toller Song, hör ich immer wieder gerne! (Soweit man das bei dem Lied so sagen kann. ;-))
dimturien: horses: cowboy workingdimturien on February 6th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
Jeanny gives me the chills everytime I hear it. It's a great song and really touching!
Tori Lovelostandalone22 on February 8th, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
I'm not sure who he was, but it's always sad when folks die young like that.