Mittwoch, 27. April 2011
Fools Garden - Lemon tree
Fools Garden is a German musical group, formed in 1991 under the name Fool's Garden (with apostrophe), comprising singer Peter Freudenthaler, guitarist Volker Hinkel, bassist Thomas Mangold, keyboardist Roland Röhl and drummer Ralf Wochele. They debuted in 1991 with the eponymous album Fool's Garden, the next (1993) was album Once in a Blue Moon. Two years later Fool's Garden issued their third album Dish of the Day, scoring a massive European and Asian chart hit with "Lemon Tree". The re-issued track peaked at #26 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1996.
Go And Ask Peggy For The Principal Thing followed in 1997, along with three albums in 2000, 2003 and 2005. In 2003, three members left the band, and were replaced by Dirk Blümlein (bassist), Claus Müller (drummer) and Gabriel Holz (second guitarist, who then left the band in 2007), and the name of the band changed to Fools Garden (no apostrophe).
The band has taken the habit of covering rock and roll songs during live performances (The Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" or The Who's "My Generation"). Fools Garden's interest in British music is such that cover versions of The Beatles's songs "Cry Baby Cry" and "Martha My Dear" appeared on their studio albums.
The band released a greatest hits compilation album in October 2009. The album, High Times, contained fifteen songs including a previously unreleased track.