At the discotheque
release date, Germany: 3rd of February 2006
The Popshoppers came back with another conceptual album. This time
it is not about the colourful world of advertisement as in their debut (Popshoppers'
Shopping Guide), but rather the discotheque – the Club -
the place of yearning, reflection of the world and where wishes come true.
Well suited to this subject, the Popshoppers juggle with dance
genres by mixing disco, soul, funk, jazz, house, electro, gospel and Latin
Two sensational singers bring life to the female vocals: Suzie Kerstgens,
front woman of KLEE and Janea. Señor 45 and Mr. Alfa sing the male
parts. And, of course, singer Citronic (Citron) once again adds a very
charming song to the album.
Almost all the lyrics are written in German or in the typical
The album features themes such as flirtation on the dance floor (Tanzfläche,
dance floor), musical impressions of a journey (New World Travels)
or exotic love affairs (Ich will zurück nach Reykjavik, I want to
be back in Reykjavik). The Popshoppers even out themselves as a
sort of Pop-Sect (We are the Popshoppers) and they are
willing to make remarkable confessions in their songs: “Ich will aussehen
wir Cher” (I want to look like Cher)…. “Ich wünschte, sie nennen einen
Club nach mir” (I wished they called a club after me) or “Es gibt nichts
auf dem Planeten, was ich nicht trinken kann” (There is nothing on this
planet which I cannot drink).
David Bowie’s Heroes is included as a cover version in German (Helden)
and re-made in the typical Popshoppers-style. This song is also
their first single release from this album.