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Although I generally don't see much sense in band contests like Emergenza, Chief Mart's showed
that it can be a very good way for a seasoned band to plan their comeback. With a music as
strictly uncommercial as theirs, it was quite a surprise to see them lifted into the finals
(although mean people say that the more mature jury favoured them). Although they finally didn't
win the general contest, they received the Tageblatt media prize which probably did them more
good than if they had got the 20 minutes gig at the Taubertal in front of a dozen people and
The brothers Richard and Gerard of Chief Mart's visited us at Radio ARA. Their bizarre kind
of humour and their original mindsets made for a very special kind of interview. We were discussing
their career from their very first self-released CD "Imhotep's galactic cubism theory" over
the more professional "Cosmic Hope Indian Eskimo Fellowship" on Own Records finally to their
brandnew masterpiece "Morning Maniac Music".
Apart from playing with Chief Mart's, Richard and Gerard are also the infamous electro two-piece
Principal Trade Center.