Spider Murphy Gang

The Spider Murphy Gang is a rock'n'roll band from Munich, founded in 1977 by Günther Sigl, Barny Murphy, Franz Trojan and Michael Busse. After several successful gigs and various cover releases, their first LP Rock'n'Roll is released in 1978. The Spider Murphy Gang became the house band of Bayerischer Rundfunk before the group signed their first record deal. The second LP Rock'n 'Roll Schuah is released by EMI in 1980. They hit the charts in April 1982 with their album Dolce vita. At the beginning of 1982, their single "Skandal im Sperrbezirk" reached number one in the German-language charts. Their fourth LP Tutti Frutti (1982, number 3) was followed by a tour of several weeks through West Germany, before the Spider Murphy Gang became quieter as the New German Wave died down. The following albums Scharf wia Peperoni (1984) and Wahre Liebe (1985) still managed to make it into the charts, while Überdosis Rock'n'Roll (1987), In Flagranti (1989), Hokuspokus (1990) and Keine Lust auf schlechte Zeiten (1997) all failed to make it into the charts in German-speaking countries. in 2012, the band celebrates its 35th anniversary. A live album entitled 40 Years of Rock'n'Roll is released in 2018.

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