Skip to main content

No More Nukes

Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band
No More Nukes

Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band’s 1979 debut for Folkways showcases their self-described “Folk-music mixed up with Rock and Jazz-elements.” Hailing from the industrial region of Essen, Germany, the group arrived in the late 1970s in Greenwich Village, the stomping grounds of their folk idols Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan. Their brand of “New Folk” found a warm reception they had not experienced in Germany. The themes of their music range from scenes of urban grittiness and homelessness to political uprisings, environmental disasters, and the romantic but hard-traveling life of an itinerant musician. Their instrumentation draws from American folk genres, their lyrics have a rock styling, and their arrangements stem from a jazz ethos.

Track Listing

101
Till the Morning Come (Images of Dying Eden) Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 5:02
102
Backstage of Life Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 5:02
103
No More Nukes Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 6:45
104
Bleecker Street Visions Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 9:21
201
Of These Nights in a Raunchy Hotel Room Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 2:36
202
Wind of Change Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 5:28
203
Nicaragua Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 3:54
204
Another Rainy Day In N.Y. Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 4:18
205
Gotta Travel On Roger Matura and the Niss Puk Band 4:04

.