The German music monthly SOUNDS was published from autumn 1966 till January 1983.
In the beginning it covered mostly Free Jazz and Modern Jazz.
In the late sixties the focus changed to Progressive Music.
From the seventies on in addition to Progressive and Rock, SOUNDS covered a wide range of topics, including books, film reviews, travel and HiFi hardware as well.
In the late seventies SOUNDS focused on Punk and in its final days on Neue Deutsche Welle.
As a teen in the late sixties it was kind of challenge to obtain information about the more obscure acts from abroad.
If you were lucky, you could lay hands on Melody Maker or New Musical Express.
And there was BFBS getting you tuned in to the likes of John Peel.
And there was SOUNDS.
Basically, I'd like to catalogue everything SOUNDS covered, bands, features and reviews.
At the moment I don’t intend to publish the whole of SOUNDS as it would breach copyright. That would be too challenging, anyway.
Thanks to Benno Blome, Hannes Solbach, Manfred Gillig, Bernd Gockel, Teja Schwaner, Jürgen Frey, Diedrich Diederichsen, Detlef Diederichsen, Xao Seffcheque, Harry Unte, Klaus Plaumann, Ulrich Duve at Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv, Tom Redecker at ShackMedia, Ronald Strehl, Joye Wassmer, Armin Engel and Gabs.
As I now look on the web site, I'm not sure if it makes any sense.
As I like lists and fooling around with the mighty Mac, here it comes.........