That the album "Letzte Ausfahrt" finally comes to light now, 40 years after the recordings and 24 years after the death of Interzone frontman Heiner Pudelko, is owed to the photographer Jim Rakete. After the tapes were recovered from a Berlin cellar, he was able to convince Wolf Wondratschek to approve the use of his lyrics. Remastered was "Letzte Ausfahrt" by sound engineer and producer legend Udo Arndt.
Under the title "Jim Rakete meets Interzone - Heiner Pudelko revisited", selected photographs by Jim Rakete can be seen that document the musical beginnings of the band Interzone with its frontman Heiner Pudelko since the end of the 1970s. In what was formerly West Berlin, Jim Rakete promoted the band's first successes.
The exhibition »Jim Rakete meets Interzone - Heiner Pudelko revisited« was initiated by the German Werkbund Berlin and presented for the first time in October 2018 in the Werkbund Gallery sponsored by the Berlin Senator for Culture and Europe. The exhibition inspired Jim Rakete to publish Interzone's LP in March 2019.
To the photographs
The presentation "Jim Rakete trifft Interzone - Heiner Pudelko revisited" can be seen on the occasion of the CD release of "Letzte Ausfahrt" from 13th to 23rd September 2019 in the Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge in Kreuzberg near the former area of activity of the band. It shows photographs of the band Interzone and their frontman Heiner Pudelko at the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s in West Berlin. Photographer Jim Rakete: "The name INTERZONE can hardly be found in any rock encyclopedia. But there is no more influential band with such cult status from that time."
An event in cooperation with the Werkbund Berlin.