Episode 5: “The Final Countdown”

Written by lead singer Joey Tempest, the song has an extremely recognizable intro, but almost nobody knows how the rest of the song goes… until now. With FIFTEEN interpretations, this was the fullest Same Old Song so far, with a broad spectrum from Gregorian Chant to Bavarian Electronica to Stadium Guitar Rock! Vive la Repetition!!

05 December 2013 in Milla Club

FINAL C - single label

written by Joey Tempest, originally recorded by Europe in 1986

This night was all about the hair.

This night was all about the hair, thanks to Georgios Lappas celebrity hairstylist from ALPHA CUT in Munich

All about the hair, Part 2. The Kaiser von Doo Dah (Hair-doo day?) and the band Europe behind him, whose identities were reduced to their coiffures.

All about the hair, Part 2. The Kaiser von Doo Dah (Hair-doo dah?) and the band Europe behind him, whose identities were reduced to their coiffures.

INTERPRETING ARTISTS

The Final Chantdown (Miene Costa, Johann Bengen, JJ Jones)  –  Bach-inspired a capella chant
Ilya Shneyveys  –  Enchanted Accordeon
Himmelreich (Markus and daughter Nina Himmelreich) – Crazy playback Star Trek electronica
Schwarz, Braun & Die Haselnuss  –  The ghost of Heino returns
Elektrolandler –  Electro-reggae playback with live Bavarian rap
Sandra Hollstein   –  Lovely simple voice and piano
Azhar Kamal + Bastian Jütte  –  Free rock/jazz e-guitar with drum accompaniment
Big Band Dachau – Biggest band on the Milla stage so far (18 people)
Gerd Baumann with Wolfgang Gleixner and Martina Koppelstetter – Sweet, mildly ironic version for guitar and ukelele
Frank Zapata – Wildman Blues
Sir Henry – Evil Zombie Christmas Elf keyboardist paws virtuosic glitchstep
Andrea Pancur with Ilya Schneyveys – Deconstructing the song to two chords with guitar and accordion
David Reichelt (Sax) + Andreas Hornig (Bass) + Alexander Maschke (Violine) + Dominik Giesriegl (Gitarre) – marvelous filmic mashup (they snuck in “Get Lucky”)
First Try (Nils Beck + Joanna Solarska) – band signs up at the last second  for a lounge 80’s groove
Harpedelic (Franziska Eimer + JJ Jones) – Big hair countertenor with harp accompaniment

The Final Chantdown

The Final Chantdown

Ilya

Ilya Shneyveys looking up for divine guidance, which he then delivers through his fingers

SB&H

Schwarz, Braun und die Haselnuss. Heino B. Goode

Sandra

Sandra Hollstein gives us a heartfelt version

Joanna Nils

Joanna Solarska, recently arrived from Poland, sings a very soulful version to a completely new melody

Himmelreich

Father-daughter Markus and Nina Himmelreich on Raumschiff Enterprise. Was it live or was it Memorex???

Harpedelic

Harpedelic: JJ’s new luxurious hair and Franziska’s glorious strings. What a way to end the world!

David Reichelt

David Reichelt and band, film composers, mashing up with Get Lucky and others

AzharBastian

Azhar Kamal and Bastian Jütte. We finally made it to the stadium! Jimmy Page eat your heart out!

BigBandDachau

Big Band Dachau with 18 members breaks the all time record for biggest band at Milla.

Elektrolandler

Elektrolandler (aka Lorenz Beyer) reggae beat beat beat

FrankZapata

It was a sad night for Frank Zapata. He had the blues.

Two chords. That's all you need.

Two chords. That’s all you need.

Gerd

Bau Gerdmann with Wolfgang Gleixner and Martina Koppelstetter with their Top 10 version. Best version for the radio. (But who listens to the radio these days?)

Sir Henry disguised as Zombie Santa electrifies us with his crazy keyboard antics

Sir Henry disguised as Zombie Santa electrifies us with his crazy keyboard antics

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