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Junge Roemer
Junge Roemer
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Falco
Title: Junge Roemer
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg Int'l
Release Date: 3/8/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, Continental Europe, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 743213783123, 022924436369

CD Reviews

An observation of neglect from the King of Egoists!
olofpalme63 | auf der flucht! | 03/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Junge Roemer" (Young Romans) could be interpreted as a negative observation concerning the erosion of Western European culture if you ignore the video presentation of the opening track. Falco's exploration of Euro nightlife gives you an unsettling view of how shallow Europeans are, or would become in a world dominated by Ronald Reagan's rhetoric. When he sings; "we meet, we find, we search what is happening, but don't look for values, but rather sensations" really hammers home the youth thought process of the 80's. Which doesn't appear to be very attractive at all when you consider that this is the generation that will be ruling the planet in the very near future. Forget about everything that is wrong in the world...let's go clubbing instead because "the night is ours until the morning". The logic being; we'll sleep off our buzz and start all over again...or, who cares about a maxed out Visa, it's just plastic...get another one. Skip responsibility, which Falco was always damn good at. His blatant recklessness will always be sorely missed in that regard.

Falco's 1984 release is actually more of an extension of his first release, the classic "Einzelhaft" which contained the hits "Auf Der Flucht" (On The Run) and the mega-smash hit "Der Kommissar" (which was also covered by "After The Fire", thus making it a hit two times over). Whats strange is how underrated and under appreciated Junge Roemer is here in the US. Although Falco really could'nt be considered a one hit wonder in the United States, listeners really don't know anything about him before or beyond "Falco 3" (which contained the smash "Rock Me Amadeus" and the top 20 "Vienna Calling"). Even more disturbing is how superior Young Romans is compared to "3", or his "Greatest Hits" for that matter. Every track on Young Romans is worth several repeat performances, most notably; the title track, "Ihre Tochter" (Your Daughter) & "Nur Mit Dir" (Only With You), which can't be said about his most popular release (the aforementioned third). Slick, smooth, sophisticated and always in fashion. Young Romans remains a poignant statement and a relevant find in Falco's catolog of overlooked gems.

Pure Falco -- zeitgeist of the 80s
Paul Farace | Cleveland, Ohio USA | 01/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The cool european cut tuxedo, the clean, sophisticated dance music -- this is the classic Falco of the 1980s. Rich instrumentation and techno riffs combine with funky German/English rap ballads to create Europe's 1984 answer to Sinatra's Rat Pack of the 1960s. Junge Roemer (young Romans) is the hit that has been reinterpreted consistently over the years by DJs and is still fresh. Critics and fans agree that this is FALCO's high water mark artistically, if not in terms of units sold. Young Romans refers to the name given by Germans to their generation of "Yuppies."-- Paul Farace"
Sophie | Argentina | 06/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best of FALCO (though nobody understood him when it appeared long time ago) If you love him you must buy it.There's no waste: excellent music and melodies."