Following his “Internationale” cassette and the “Solidarity” CD (both on Banned Production), “Die Arbeiter von Wien” displays the 3rd part in Jupitter-Larsen’s series of renditions of old trade union/battle songs.
Written by the Vienesse lyricist and essayist Fritz Brügel, presumably in the late 1920’s, this piece deals with the events during the so-called “July-Revolt” in the capital of Austria on July 15, 1927. The cause of these events was a court verdict, which aquitted 3 members of the right-wing “Frontkämpfervereinigung Deutsch-Österreichs” of a charge. It was the very same persons, who were responsible for the death of a man and an 8-year-old child in January of the same year. The “Black Friday”, as it went down in history, led to the palace of justice in flames and left 84-89 demonstrators shot dead by austrian police forces, more than 600 people injured and set the stage for a fascist takeover in Austria.
2 renditions, crude, P.E.-ish, vocal-heavy. In short: Commensurate to the occurrences at the time. One side with the original german lyrics, one side with the lyrics translated into english.
Double-sided full-color sleeve, lyrics included.
Edition of 250 copies. Black vinyl.