Tech Ahead was a band out of Augsburg, south Germany, playing from 1987 to 1994. Influenced by post-punk, noiserock, industrial metal („it’s like… ministry meets the B’52s“) the group issued 2 LPs „evolve to survive“ (1991) and „certain revenge“ (1992) while the 3rd album „sweet fruit of hate“ (1994) is still to be released. All music is going to be re-released under creative commons attribution noncommercial (cc by nc). Links to the downloads soon to follow.
Tech Ahead was: Fritz Effenberger guitar, voice, lyrics (and drumcomputer programming 1990- 1992), P Häuser (now Petra Bossek) bass, voice, art, and various drummers: We like to thank Uli Bammer (1987-91), Jan Kiwior, Udo Stegherr, Kai Laufen, Rolf Beyer and our trusted Alesis HR-16.
pic above: tech ahead, touring circa ’90. click to zoom.
In summer 1994 the band dissolved peacefully. P pursued her career as an artist, married and is still busy raising two kids. Fritz studied politics, history and american literature, wrote for music fanzines and gaming magazines, how-to-books on filesharing and copying, internet tech in general, joined politics and the german Pirate Party, has a new leisuretime band .execute. Read more of fritz at 11k2.de, techfieber.de and various blogs and mags.
Tech Ahead still has some vinyl to sell. (tba)
Feel free to leave a comment or write an email: techaheadmusic at gmail dot com
guitar feedback, the re-occurring zen moment.
early promo photo, ca 1987, at the local sewage treatment plant.
the first of 2 trusted vw vans.
more pics to follow.