A compilation with a difference from Atomicat Records featuring German artists performing rock ‘n’ roll songs from the 1950s and early 1960s in their native language. With thirty-two tracks making up the first volume of this series, there’s plenty to digest with Ted Herold starting the album with a determined rendition of ‘Little Linda’ and Ralf Bendix closing the album with a lively big band version of ‘Sputnick Rock’. There’s an interesting touch given to this album with rebranding of some song titles such as ‘Holiday City’ being a cover of Jan and Dean hit single ‘Surf City’ and, for the purpose of this album, served up by equally interesting moniker Club Gerry Friedrich. Speaking of thought-provoking names, Cat’s Bimbo Box raises an eyebrow, yet the sound is rockin’ with excellent piano during ‘Baby Bitte Bleih Bei Mir’. Add to the mix some novelty via Hans Blum and ‘Charly Brown’ with, again, nifty piano work, before turning up the heat a notch with Billy Sanders’ ‘Du Hast Zuviel Sex-Appeal’ and Peter Kraus with ‘Tiger’. On the evidence of volume one, the series ‘Rockin’ Schlager Party’ is likely to achieve cult-status amongst record collectors given the different approach of this brand-new series from Atomicat.