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1977


What does a sailor do on the land - especially after one glass too many?

Even today, in times of wallpapered cabins with shower, short travel times and lay days, sailors on the seas still think of one thing: girls. And there are many things you can do with girls. And when SAILORs come to the land and stay at least for one night, they have a favoured intention: to meet girls. Normally you don't talk about this. That's how it is. And therefore you have those appropriate quaters in every harbou town. Quaters that are a colourful world. Full of pubs, adventours and girls.
When the son of a Russian prince and a Norwegian sculptress then starts to put this easygoing, fated world into melodies and lyrics and realises the result musically and creative with his professional partners, this music is not just successful, but the band is also named SAILOR. After "A Glass Of Champagne", "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "One Drink Too Many" SAILOR's music is now also played in the discotheque with "Down By The Docks" - SAILOR caricature the disco-sound in a perfect disco-sound.
"Checkpoint" is the latest LP from SAILOR. As usual and expected it's a colourful mixture of topics and styles, at the same time recklessly opportunistic and merciless romantic. A reflection, not only of the ritualistic sailor-life, but also a musical portrait of the "modern" way of life.

Article by courtesy of Thomas Henning (Berlin, Germany)!


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