A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Friday, April 20, 2007

German Music Friday: "Texas Lightning - No No Never"

"It's not a joke - it's country" is the motto of the German band "Texas Lightning." Yup, it ain't no joke that a German band thought about doing country. Surprisingly, they're both good and successful.

Last year Texas Lightning represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, Greece. Somehow, not all of Europe grasped the concept of the band and came in 15 out of 24.

In Germany "No No Never" was a hit and was number one for several weeks.

Among the members of Texas Lightning are drummer Olli Dittrich, a German comedian who was a cast member of the German version of Saturday Night Live and vocalist Jane Comerford who is a vocal coach and was born in Australia.

In June of 2006 the members of Texas Lightning were made "honorary Texans" by proclamation in the Texas State Senate. I kid you not.

So, are you ready for German country?

More Texas Lightning videos at YouTube.

Texas Lightning's official website.

Texas Lightning on Wikipedia.



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