NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION‘s favourite retro-Kraut-Rock-supergroup KLAUS JOHANN GROBE (you might remember them from our recent special on great German-singing bands) is currently on tour in the UK, supporting TEMPLES. Since these fine young Swiss men turned out as insane vinyl collectors, who make use of their journey as a big shopping trip, we wanted know which treasures of the black gold they find in all these record stores far away from home. This is part one of their special tour diary about vinyl collections.


Klaus Johann Grobe Tour Diary

dealin’ with feeling in norwich.

Klaus Johann Grobe Tour Diary

discussing quality renbourn music at midnight in brighton.

Klaus Johann Grobe Tour Diary

wild nights at the st. christopher’s inn.

Klaus Johann Grobe Tour Diary

dani goes bananas over norwichs record stores.

Klaus Johann Grobe Tour Diary

a bossa morning in london.

And what did they end up buying?


astrud gilberto – the shadows of your smile
richie havens – alarm clock
bill wyman – same
man – revelation
bob dylan – highway 61 revisited
marvin, welch & farrar – same
orchestra baobab – pirates choice
zodiac cosmic sounds – same
spirit -clear
heart – dreamboat annie


mylon – same
dulcimer – nothing by mouth
emitt rhodes – same
alan stivell – reflections
songs from playschool & play away – bang on a drum
gallagher & lyle – love on the airwaves
the dankworth big band – lifeline
julie driscoll/brian auger – same
tim buckley – lorca
bonnie dobson same
robert wyatt – nothing can stop us
roy harper – flat baroque and berserk
bob downes – deep down heavy
roy harper – stormcock
john renbourn – the lady and the unicorn
manfred mann – the five faces of
nick drake – pink moon


Klaus Johann Grobe on Tour in 2015

05.01.15 – DE – Munich, Muffatwerk
09.01.15 – DE – Cologne, Stereo Wonderland
10.01.15 – DE – Hamburg, Übel & Gefährlich
11.01.15 – DE – Berlin, Privatclub
12.01.15 – DE – Leipzig, Ilses Erika
13.01.15 – DE – Mainz, SchonSchön
14.01.15 – LU – Luxembourg, De Gudde Welle
15.01.15 – DE – Kassel, Club Arm
16.01.15 – NL – Groningen, Eurosonic Noorderslag
17.01.15 – DE – Stuttgart, Merlin