Lift (band)

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Lift
Origin Dresden, East Germany (1973)
Genres Art rock
jazz rock
Years active 1973–present
Labels Amiga

Lift is a rock band formed in Dresden. The group was founded in 1973 and is still active today.

History[edit]

The group was founded in 1973 following the dissolution of the group Dresden Sextett. Their first concert was given on January 28, 1973. The group underwent a series of lineup changes in its early years; of the group's early members, only Werther Lohse, who joined the group in 1974, is still a member. Their first album was released in 1977; shortly after this, members Henry Pacholski and Gerhard Zachar were killed in a traffic accident while touring in Poland. Two further LPs were issued in 1979 and 1981, after which time the group fell from fame. Their 1987 album is now something of a rarity.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall they toured the newly reunited Germany, playing often with the groups electra and Stern-Combo Meißen. They continued to tour and record into the 2000s.

Members[edit]

Founding members
  • Gerhard Zachar - bass (died 1978)
  • Konrad Burkert - drums
  • Jürgen Heinrich - guitar
  • Till Patzer - alto saxophone, transverse flute
  • Manfred Nytsch - trombone
  • Wolfgang Scheffler - keyboards
  • Karl-Matthias Pflugbeil - trumpet
  • Bernd Schlund - vocals
  • Christiane Ufholz - vocals
Current members
  • Werther Lohse - vocals, percussion (since 1974)
  • Bodo Kommnick - guitar, vocals
  • Yvonne Fechner - violin, vocals
  • Peter Michailow - drums
  • Jens Brüssow - bass
Former members

Discography[edit]

LPs[edit]

  • 1976: Lift (Amiga)
  • 1979: Meeresfahrt (Amiga)
  • 1981: Spiegelbild (Amiga)
  • 1987: Nach Hause (Amiga)

CDs[edit]

  • 1992: Rock aus Deutschland Ost 6 - Wasser und Wein
  • 1994: Spiegelbild / Nach Hause
  • 1995: Best of Lift
  • 1995: Meine Schulden
  • 1996: Die schönsten Balladen
  • 1998/2003: LIFT classics
  • 1999: Nach Süden
  • 1999: Sachsendreier live (with electra and Stern-Combo Meißen)
  • 2000: Lift
  • 2000: Meeresfahrt
  • 2000: Lift Unplugged
  • 2003: Classics & unplugged
  • 2005: Tagesreise – Best (1976–2003)
  • 2007: Sachsendreier live – die Zweite (with electra and Stern-Combo Meißen)
  • 2008: Hits & Raritäten (Buschfunk)

DVD[edit]

  • 2005: Sachsendreier Live (with electra and Stern-Combo Meißen)

External links[edit]