- November 02, 1989 - 
BR 3 - Radioshow, 
Sendesaal des Bayerischen Rundfunk, Munich, Germany 
** from analog audience master, AZIMUTH ALIGNED, MWM 0146 ** 
>> FM INTERVIEW, LIVE IN THE STUDIO with host Thomas Gottschalk - 

Preliminary remark: 

As far as I know NONE of this recording was ever used commercially ;-)

This upload here comes directly from the "Men With Microphones" archive. 
"MWM" started in the 70ies in South Germany with analog recording equipment, 
and at least two of them are still recording sometimes (since the 90ies on DAT, 
and, lazy as we are, since lately with small, handheld WAV-recorders on SD-cards). 
The "MWM" startet as a project of friends sharing their hobbies together. But by 
reason of jobs, partners and other interests the circle of all involved shrinked. 

Found this one as a filler on a DAT tape, maybe there's some interest...

Bayerischer Rundfunk [Bavarian Broadcasting] (BR) is the public broadcasting authority 
for the German Freistaat (Free State) of Bavaria, with its main offices located in 
Munich. BR is a member of ARD and is a broadcaster for the general public. Its functions 
are determined by a legal foundation, which creates the broadcaster's principles and its 
internal organization. These regulations are contained in the Bavarian Broadcasting Law 
(Bayerisches Rundfunkgesetz), originally passed in 1948, and updated in 1993.

Thomas Gottschalk (born 18 May 1950 in Bamberg, Germany) is a famous German TV host. 
He is best-known for hosting the popular show "Wetten, dass..?", which he has led to 
a huge success in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol.

From 1971 on, Gottschalk worked as a freelancer for the youth program of the Bayerischer 
Rundfunk (Bavarian radio); in 1973, he became anchor for a news program. In 1976, after 
a brief detour to the newspaper Münchner Merkur, he became a regular employee of the 
Bayerischer Rundfunk, and subsequently gained popularity as the host of the show 
"Pop nach acht". He was awarded the Kurt-Magnus-Preis for his "outstanding talents" 
as a radio host in 1978. But within the last 30+ years and along with his stunning 
public career he became a totally bugging chatterbox, and i know lots of his early fans 
(from the 70ies) that use his TV-apearances for inducing vomiting, at a real cheap rate ;-)

In total the interview lasted 22 minutes (including three songs),
Eric was promoting his (back then) new album "Journeyman", the
German release date (also worldwide) was November 7, 1989.

The album has an electronic sound, mostly influenced by the 80's rock scene, 
but it also had blues songs like "Before You Accuse Me", "Running On Faith" 
and "Hard Times". The strongest single from this album was "Bad Love," which 
earned him the 1990 Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy Awards, and reached 
the #1 position on the Album Rock Chart. "Pretending" also reached the #1 position 
on the Album Rock Chart the previous year, remaining at the top for 5 weeks 
("Bad Love" had only stayed for 3 weeks).

The album was a moderate commercial success, reaching just the 16th position 
on the Billboard 200 chart, but becoming his first solo studio album to go 
double platinum. This is one of Eric Clapton's favourite albums.


- November 02, 1989 - 
BR 3 - Radioshow with host Thomas Gottschalk, 
Sendesaal des Bayerischen Rundfunk, Munich, Germany 

"Munich" is the german "München" or "Muenchen" 

Munich is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the River Isar 
north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after 
Berlin and Hamburg. There are approximately 1.35 million people living within 
city limits, while the Munich Metropolitan Area (including the urban areas of 
Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim and Landshut) is home to over 5 million people.


recorded by lonetaper, FM to analog tape

the recording: 

"BR 3 - Radioshow" FM Broadcast > Sony STR 3800L Stereo Receiver/Amplifier > 
> Hitachi D 980 Stereo Cassette Tape Deck (recorded with Dolby C) > My Compact Cassette Master 
(Maxell XL II 90 Epitaxial, 1-7/8ips Position Chrome, High Bias Type II, EQ 70us, 135 meter tape) 

the complete interview:

01. Radio-Ad for the show 0:31.55
02. Intro by Thomas Gottschalk 0:28.02 
03. Interview #1 3:16.03
[04. Pretending <Jerry Lynn Williams> 3:35.73] OMITTED
05. Interview #2 3:21.58
[06. Running On Faith <Jerry Lynn Williams> 4:41.71] OMITTED
07. Interview #3 3:39.02
[08. Hound Dog <Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller> 2:04.61] OMITTED
09. Outtro by Thomas Gottschalk 0:27.09 

total: 11:43.54 mins

the notes: 

Track #1 had been played in various variations throughout the whole week
before this radioshow happened to produce maximum public interest...

All officially released tracks during the radioshow have been omitted. 

the participants:

Thomas Gottschalk - interviewer & well known chatterbox
Eric Clapton - interviewee & international known guitar god