Apr 7th, 2013 by muelrich
Born in 1959, I have been influenced by different music styles like Hard Rock (Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Grand Funk), Progressive Rock (Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Yes, ELP) and Jazz Rock (Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa).
In 1980 – while studying in Bonn - I started to write songs influenced by Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and - more than anything else - Triumph and Pat Travers.
One day I met very young bass player Marc Eberhard. He was only 15 and committed to the funky bass playing of Mark King from Level 42. Marc should become a companion for many years.
During my studies, I went to Egypt for 4 months in 1983. The band broke up as did my relationship. This story is reflected in “Song for You”, “Don’t Say” and “Too Late” …
Back in Germany, “The Pack” was formed by Marc and me, with Dicki Fliszar on drums (who later became a pro, for instance drumming a tour for Bruce Dickinson), and Ecki Georgi on vocals.
Dicki’s heavy drumming and Marc’s funky bass playing made our music sound like a genre soon coming up named Crossover, with bands like Living Colour and later on Red Hot Chili Peppers.
But soon – we never saw a stage – this band broke up.
I don’t know, what Ecki is doing now, but Marc became an orthopedic surgeon, I am a land surveyor and Dicki went to the States.
Many years have passed since the good old days … and now it’s about time to do it again. Because it is
Never Too Late
Hans Ulrich Müller, Zerbst, April 2013