One really doesn't know what to expect with these unknown records. This is yet another find from the growing bin records store, that is, a find from discobasso. Not a well-known record as you can see here: http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/jost_band (well, after I post the rip you will slowly see people claiming it as their own). Nor is there even an entry for it on discogs:
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jost+Band save for their appearance in the wonderful compilation, Nachwuchswettbewerb Pop '79 - Rock / Jazz, which featured great german artists Matter of Taste, Rozz, and Ex Ovo Pro. I think there's a copy still available in basso's store but those records go quickly-- hurry if you want to pick it up.
So what about the music? Setting aside the mildly ridiculous first song, I was excited at the hints of Zauberfinger with the adventurous but rock-based songwriting. Of course this is not quite as good as the Hans Raffert work, but it is strong and interesting to listen to. A couple of songs might even be the kind you play over and over again in the car on the long commute to work. When I heard the second song I had to stop for a second, did he really say "Doctor doctor prescribe me your daughter?" I will include it as a sample below, stay patient until the wonderful synths-draped ending in F sharp sustained. Also the ninth song "Die Show" is amazing in its odd chord changes-- unfortunately it is marred by a trinnie drums intro that I probably should have removed.
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