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Major Tom...

Peter Schilling, by his real name Pierre Schilling, is a German singer known for his songs very often oriented around themes relating to Science Fiction.

Little about him except that he will know the planetary consecration in 1983 when the single "Major Tom (coming home)", flagship single taken from his album "Error in the system", will be released.

He released two other albums thereafter, "120 grad" in 1984 and "120 grad’s" in 1985.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Gib her das ding 1979

  • Heust ist was los auf der autobahn 1980

  • Major Tom 1983

  • Die Wüste Lebt 1983

  • Terra Titanic 1984

  • Hitze der nacht 1984

  • Region 8 0 4 1985

  • Chill of the night 1985

  • Ich vermisse dich 1986

  • The different story 1988

  • Zug um zug 1992

  • Bild der Dunkelheit 1992

  • Trip to Orion 1996


Clips :

1979 ... the first steps. We almost touch the caricature and it is obvious that there is a lot of work for this young singer to access the big leagues ...

1980 ... the level rises slowly but it is clear that it will not be this time yet. Especially if the singer insists on singing in German ...

1983 ... the title that will reveal him. One of the biggest hits of the 80s on the German side but also on the international side. This single title was enough to bring him One Shot into the musical legend of the 80s. MAS-TER-FUL !

1983 ... a very Germanic suite, too typical to compete with the previous title which was perfectly calibrated to smash everything internationally ...

1984 ... a title of very good quality but always local color. Too bad the artist did not want to play the card of the International fully, thus depriving himself of a planetary success more than certain ...

1984 ... a sound perfectly in accordance with the standards of the moment and which necessarily positions the artist among the sure values of the moment Overseas

1985 ... a style and a sound that remain constant year after year. Unfortunately for him, the competition is changing. What shifts him more and more and necessarily marginalizes him ...

1985 ... a transition to Anglo-Saxon mode which shows once again that he really did not lack much to do great things internationally. Pity...

1986 ... he continues on his way without asking too many questions, which is his strength, but also his weakness. As long as it works ...

1988 ... and to finish the decade, and almost the adventure, he surely signs here one of his best songs. A sound this time very different which sounds loud "Made in Cretu" and which allows the artist to finally return to success at an international level. HU-GE !

1992 ... he will attempt the transition to the 90s but he will never succeed in sticking to the leading pack unfortunately. When it doesn't want anymore, it doesn't want anymore ...

1992 ... and yet, this beginning of the 1990s sees him return in a certain form. Everything he delivers is of certain quality. Who would complain !

1996 ... the upturn was unfortunately short-lived. We find him a few years later for a last title that rhymes with end of adventure. An adventure that was beautiful anyway and that is above all that the essential !


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