Falco: Rock me Amadeus#
Falco's (1957 Vienna) appearances reflect his flexibility and exude
"coolness." A good example is his 1985 hit, Rock me Amadeus
(musical example), in which he parodies the old Mozart clich‚e by
replacing it with a more contemporary Mozart image: the sound of the
80's is interrupted by interspersed staccato vocals of the titleline
from the beginning. The song and especially the accompanying video
present a tongue-in-cheek view of how Mozart's historic image would be
fitted to the demands of contemporary show-business. Later Falco
(Illustration) made it to first place on the Italian Hitparade with
Kommissar and began an international career. His current single
Naked (1996 EMI) reached the Top 10 of the Austrian Top 40 Single
Charts and his latest song Egoist connects up with the "old" Falco
tradition. (M. Saary)
© Sound: 1985 GIG Records 111 161, Interpreten: Falco und Ensemble.
© Picture: Falco/EMI.