Music Diary – 14th November

Welcome to my personal Music Diary – today for the 14th November!

This day is a very special one for me, because it was the beginning of an addiction to a very special sound – the so-called Denver sound! On the 14th November 1996 I received my copy of the fantastic debut album from the amazing group Sixteen Horsepower! I came across this band by the sampler „Rolling Stone Presents New Voices – Vol. 8“ which was edited with the German music magazine. On this CD the song „Haw“ hooked me immediately and so I ordered the album „Sackcloth’n’Ashes“ from a mail-order in Bremen.

The band line up at that time was David Eugene Edwards, Keven Soll and Jean-Yves Tola. As a special guest Gordon Gano from the Violent Femmes played violin on some tracks during the recording sessions back in 1995.

Unfortunately it took a long time to see this outstanding band live for the first time – but it happened in September 2002. After the show David was so nice to sign my cover of the US release 😉

Cover "Sackcloth'n'Ashes" signed by David Eugene EdwardsFor the songs „Black Soul Choir“ and „Haw“ two amazing videos were produced – watch them here:


Alex Melomane


Music Diary – 12th July

Hello again to another entry in my personal music diary!

On the 12th July 2004 I received another collector’s item for my 16 Horsepower collection: From Australia I got the promo edition of the selftitled EP (distributed by Polydor in Down Under and released in 1995) which comes in a card sleeve. As you can see David Eugene Edwards was so nice and signed it a few years later 😉


Cheers and avoid mainstream radio!

Alex Melomane