Zürich 1984

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Dissidenten Live Series

During the 70s and early 80s, cultural centers developed all over Europe in squatted houses. To name just a few: Ufa-Fabrik in Berlin, Christiania in Copenhagen or the Arena in Vienna. Dissidenten have given countless free concerts in such places. On December 7, 1984, on the occasion of the birthday of their bassist Uve Müllrich, these recordings were made in another of these important European alternative cultural centers that emerged from the squatter movement: Die Rote Fabrik in Zürich, Switzerland.


In more than 40 years of crossing the boundaries of world beat, new classic, jazz, trance, metal, krautrock, and electronic, Berlin’s Dissidenten have won a wonderfully eclectic audience around the planet. Today, their global beats are especially relevant. With biting sound and timely political commentary, they are still pioneers of the genre. 

Over the years, some of their fans between Vancouver and Moscow, Stockholm, Casablanca and Bangalore have made live bootleg recordings of Dissidenten concerts ranging from the early ’80s to today. 

Some of these newly digitized recordings have excellent quality, others just the raw sound of the “good old” tape recorder. Nonetheless, they are all rare historical documents that allow curious music lovers to retrace the unique journey that has taken Dissidenten around the planet.

Over a span of more than 40 years, some 50 recordings have been collected to date. The first release of the “Live Series” will be in the spring of 2022.

In addition to the releases via social networks, Dissidenten hope to spark the interest of those fans who once bootlegged the band and motivate them to legally release these recordings.

This production was made possible through the GEMA grants and future program NEUSTART KULTUR by the German Federal Ministery for Culture and Media 2022.

Dissidenten – Live Series – ZÜRICH Rote Fabrik 1984

Friedo Josch – Flute / Sax
Uve Müllrich  – Bass
Marlon Klein – Drums / Percussion
Horst Reindell – Keyboards
Hamid Baroudi – Vocals / Percussion
El Houssaine Kili – Vocals / Percussion / Mandolin Cello

Live Mix – Gunni Heidler 
Label & Tour Manager – Friedo Josch / Exil Musik
Creative Director – Uve Müllrich
Coverart – Friedel Muders

Producer – Marlon Klein

Recorded – 07.12.1984
Released – 12.07.2022 by Exil Musik & Fuego