Sireena Records continues the rerelease on CD of the legendary SKY RECORDS catalog with four
sought-after albums on 2 CDs!
STRAIGHT SHOOTER was primarily the band of singer Georg Buschmann, who was born on April 8th, 1948. He had been a member of the Düsseldorf band STREETMARK since 1971, but left the band after the release of the debut album “Nordland” to found his new project STRAIGHT SHOOTER. He had in mind more “melodic hard rock” in the tradition of the British band Bad Company, and it is not for nothing that the new band name came from an album title by the British band. Günter Körber, the head of the SKY RECORDS label, liked the idea and signed a long-term contract with the band.
All upcoming STRAIGHT SHOOTER albums should now be released on Sky Records. The debut “Get Straight” was released in 1978 and was recorded with the line-up of Buschmann, Günther Striepling (guitar), Hans Plankert (keyboards), Roland Haase (bass) and Peter Kegler (drums). A decent debut, which included a cover version of the Easybeats hit “Friday On My Mind”, which was also released as a single and was busy rotating in the discotheques! However, Buschmann & Co. shot the bird off with the follow-up album “My Time – Your Time” in 1980. The 8-minute title song of the same name is still one of the most popular songs in rock clubs and dance halls. A true classic that gave STRAIGHT SHOOTER a huge boost. In the meantime Friedhelm Misiejuk had taken a seat behind the drums. Before the recording of the third album ‘Flyin’ Straight’ (1981), bassist Haase was replaced by Mark Wulf and with the second guitarist Frank Kobe, STRAIGHT SHOOTER expanded to a sextet. By the time the fourth album was released in 1982, ‘Rough ‘N’ Tough’, the merry-go-round had already turned again. Guitarist Striepling (who later returned) was replaced by Peter Rabowski (g) (ex-Sinclair) and drummer Misiejuk was replaced by Hansjürgen ‘Ceebee’ Siebert (ex-Zeus). Although the band “were just bursting with power” (MUSIK SZENE), they were still largely ignored by the media, but achieved impressive sales figures with their traditional rock concept” (ROCK IN DEUTSCHLAND).
For the fifth and final album ‘5’ (1983), STRAIGHT SHOOTER also oriented themselves towards contemporary sounds. The group incorporated disco and space rock elements into the LP, which was “of above-average quality” (MUSIK SZENE). The only cast listed were Buschmann, Striepling and Plankert. The sound engineer Charly Schade (ex-Abacus) was now at the synthesizer and Siebert was still the drummer, but according to band boss Buschmann the rhythm section should only consist of guest musicians in the future. The switch to more NDW rock didn’t achieve the usual sales success, and so STRAIGHT SHOOTER broke up in the same year. Georg Buschmann passed away in 2021!
Flyin‘ Straight 01 Straight Fighting Man 6:22 02 Live Date 3:28 03 Look At The Inside 3:20 04 Helpin‘ Hands 5:12 05 Nobody There 3:44 06 All Time Runner 4:10 07 Stop Talkin‘ 5:52 08 Money 3:20
Rough ‚n Tough 09 Frame Of Mind 6:39 10 High Speed Lover 4:10 11 Straight Movin‘ 4:19 12 Dealer Stealer 3:52 13 I’m The Midnight Rider 4:11 14 Movin‘ Outside – Movin‘ Inside 2:53 15 Rescue Me 4:14 16 Hold Your Head Up 3:48 17 Set Me Free 3:28 18 Straight Waves 3:59
GENRE: Hardrock Classic Rock