Informationen zum Artikel: Posthumous release of iconic garage tune by this garage / beat group from Berlin, germany with members of The No-Counts and The What...For!
JOHNNY NO AND THE NO-MEN Garage / beat group from Berlin, germany active from 1998 to 2007. Founded by singer, songwriter and guitar player Johnny after the breakup of The No-Counts. After a shortlived first line-up he recruited former The What...For! bass player Stephan and the last No-Counts drummer Peer, and together they established JOHNNY NO AND THE NO-MEN as a powerful basic garage-band trio. The group developed a versatile style ranging from moody shutdown ballads, frat-rock and garage punk to rhythm&blues and freakbeat. In spite of lots of original songs and several attempts at recording they never saw a release during their lifetime.
GOING NOWHERE FAST After dabbling with DIY recording quite a bit, JOHNNY NO AND THE NO-MEN made their only visit to a recording studio in 2006 and recorded a bunch of their tunes at Lightning Recording Service in Berlin. "Going Nowhere Fast" - a stronghold title from their live repertoire since around 2000 - turned out to be the only cut they liked. Since they had no flipside, they agreed to have the track released on a compilation in greece, "Going Primitive!". This compilation never materialized though, and the group disbanded in late 2007. Later the compilation was made available as a download album. Around 2015 London beat group The Teamsters started to play the song live at their shows throughout europe. And that's when the subject came up, that the song finally should see a proper release.
TRUE ANALOGUE - TRUE MONO JO-NO Records made huge extra efforts to deliver a true analogue sound reproduction. "Going Nowhere Fast" was recorded live on tape, with one overdub of backing vocals and maracass, mastered on tape, then remastered on tape and cut directly from tape to a master laquer. No digital transfers, strictly analogue! JOHNNY NO himself took care of the remastering from the original mastertape, for a vast improvement of the rather flat sounding original studio mastering. So here it finally is: "Going Nowhere Fast" as it was meant to be heard!