Klaus Beyer Covers Osaka Popstar: "Shaolin Affen"

In one of the most unusual and eclectic musical team-ups in contemporary punk-rock, German outsider artist Klaus Beyer, infamous worldwide for his off-beat, lo-fi, cover versions of Beatles classics, (often utilizing the original music track), sets his sights—and sounds—on inimitably crooning adapted German language lyrics to the anime inspired punk-pop stylings of NYC's Osaka Popstar with "Die Shaolin Affen EP". Pressed in a physical edition limited to 1000 7-inch EPs worldwide, the blind assortment offers a 50/50 chance at finding a "Monkey-brown" or "Banana-yellow" vinyl record inside. Those who find themselves quickly endeared to the cult of Klaus Beyer join a discerning fan base that includes Osaka Popstar's John Cafiero himself, and the likes of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. The same lo-fi techniques applied to Beyer's 13 year mission of covering the entire Beatles catalog stands true to form. Utilizing the original instrumental music beds of "Osaka Popstar & the American Legends of Punk" (featuring guest appearances in the backing band by members of the Misfits, Ramones, Black Flag, & more), Beyer delivers an oddly appealing & wholly unusual vocal performance sure to please fans of his eccentric Beatles work, the "Adult Swim" generation, & those with an appreciation for the truly unusual. The "Shaolin Affen" music video was shot on Super 8 film by notorious cult director Jörg Buttgereit (Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Captain Berlin vs. Hitler), transforming 60-year <b>…</b>

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