Mona Mur

Born 1960.


Mona Mur is a German vocalist - born Sabine Bredy in Hamburg to Polish parents, 1960. In 1982 she first collaborated with FM Einheit, Marc Chung, and Alex Hacke, all of Einst├╝rzende Neubauten. As "Mona Mur und die Mieter (the tenants)" they recorded the 12" Jeszcze Polska. This gained National and International attention, taking NME's Single of the Week slot and getting airplay by John Peel. The group decided to disband soon after this release.

Another Mona Mur Incarnation was in Berlin, between 1984 and 1986. Together with members of Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, Stricher and Flucht nach Vorn - organist Nikko Weidemann she played concerts in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Bremen (with Sonic Youth) and Berlin. career. In 1986 Dieter Meier (Yello) became her producer. Together they hired JJ Burnel and David Greenfield (The Stranglers) and the Album "Mona Mur" was released (RCA 1988).

With Joachim Witt she wrote and recorded two songs called "Casablanca" and "Wild ist die Welt" for a 7". This, according to Mona Mur, was never released. A second album, "Warsaw" (also produced by Dieter Meier) was recorded in Warsaw 1990 with Polish musician/producer Grzegorz Ciechowski (Republika) and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. The album was only released in Great Britain in tiny numbers, reputedly appearing once on eBay during the past three years. Mona Mur again claims the album is unreleased. Polish singer Katarzyna Groniec released cover versions of four songs from "Warsaw", making a hit with one of the songs in Poland.

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