You know I never thought I would find something that would compliment the Klassic Keegan Kollection that I err… collected… Nor discover somebody with a barnet as good as, if not better than
King Kev’s curly mop.
When doing the Keegan stuff I found the image below which was taken in the 1970’s. It documents that actual moment when Keegan realised bouffant-wise, he had been beaten.
The man on the left there is one Paul Breitner who pulls off the 70’s perm with aplomb. He owns it.
If only Kev had grown a beard as well…
Brietner, according to his Wikipedia entry is one of Germany’s most controversial players. Why ? Not for his footballing exploits but because of his views and what he did off the pitch:
By many of the older and more traditional football fans in Germany he was decried for his “revolutionary” attitude and his tendency for voicing strong opinions on political and social issues. Before the 1982 World Cup (held in Spain) former “leftist” Breitner caused a major uproar in Germany when he accepted an offer by a German cosmetics company to pay him the – what many Germans regarded at that time as a “scandalously high” – sum of 150,000 Deutsche Mark if he shaved off his fluffy full beard, used their fragrance and advertised for the company.
He took money to do an advert… How dare he !
– Hey another little known fact, something I didn’t know until today: In 1988 Breitner was the coach of the German national team – for 17 hours. What happened was that chairman of the DFB announced the appointment but some other suits at the Association kicked up a fuss (because of that advert ?!) and the chairman “reconsidered his decision”.
Now that is sad. What a bunch of wankers. – Although I have to say I don’t know the whole story. If anyone who does could post in the comments…
A couple of years before that a German band called Die Ärzte (The Doctors) did a (short) song in tribute:
Hätt’ ich den Afro von Paul Breitner,
und das Hirn von Bela B..
Wär’ ich der Freund von Heike Makatsch,
dann wär’ ich echt okay (dann geht’s ihm gut).
Hätt’ ich den Bart von Rudi Schenker,
Mit Rod Gonzalez seiner Tolle,
Aus mir ist leider nichts geworden.
Das stört ihn nicht. (wdh.)
» Die Arzte – Der Afro Von Paul Breitner
Had I the Afro of Paul Breitner,
and the brain by Bela B..
Wär ‘I am the friend of Heike Makatsch,
then wär ‘ich echt okay (then it’s good).
Had I the beard of Rudi Schenker,
With its Hot Rod Gonzalez,
For me, unfortunately, become nothing.
That bothers him not. (Repeat)
I like this band. They are like Die Prinzen and have a tongue-in-cheek look at things.
– Because it is a short song I wanted to find another tune to accompany it and I found this great track:» Die Arzte – Arschloch
(You don’t need me to translate that !)
– Also take a look at this video they did featuring Lara Croft : Männer sind Schweine (Men Are Pigs).