If there was a prize for the stupidest cover version, this song would definitely be a hot contender:
every time I listen to it, I think: hm-mm, what did Outta Cheeseburger and Norbert Maria Berger think here?
my tip: not much.
and the producers?
probably the following:
hey, there's this new rock band (Black Sabbath), they have a successful song (Paranoid), let's do that in German.
but why with Cindy & Bert?!
Well, you have to accept that there are questions that probably can never be answered.
the song was originally released in 1971 as the b-side of the single "holly holy", said a-side is also a perversion, of a Neil diamond Christmas song.
I know the song from Bear Family's first installment of his Pop in Germany series which hits the ears of interested German fans of German hits.
even if Cindy & Bert top everything, which I know in this regard ...
By the way, the song from German TV, still outlives (almost) the craziness.
the dog from baskerville turns out to be a cute yawning lap dog, Cindy & Bert are standing around like stoned, while funny dressed people are being filmed, who, if I'm not mistaken, blabber about each other (1:30) ... bizarro total.
PS. apropos bad cover-versions, here again the note on shit-piss nice list.
Tracklist Hide Credits
A - Cindy And Bert * Holly HolyAccompanied By - Choir U. Porch. F. Berliner * Lyrics By [Dt. T.] - J. Madeleine * Music By, Lyrics By [Original] - N. Diamond * 3:20 B - Cindy And Bert * And The Jay Five The Dog of Baskerville (Paranoid)Lyrics By [Dr. T.] - Bert Berger * Music By, Lyrics By [Original] - Ward *, Butler *, Osbourne *, Commit * 2:50
- Record Company - Cornet GmbH & Co. KG
Barcarole and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Matrix / runabout (A-side label): 3220 / ASMARA
- Matrix / outrun (B-side label): 3220 / BOSSISM
- Cindy in the Internet Movie Database
- Bert in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- chart persecution
- welt.de: Cindy & Bert singer Norbert Berger is dead Article from 19 July 2012
- Prominent jurors at the Song Contest Musicales Schematize 2010 ( Memento of 3 May 2011 in the Internet Archive )
- kneader.ed: The grave of Bert Berger
- Chart sources: Germany