When I was in high school I saw the 1974 film by Werner Herzog called Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle. In english that's Every Man for Himself and God Against All. The film deals with the fascinating, enigmatic life of Kaspar Hauser, a 19th century German foundling who turned up on the streets of Nuremberg, Germany in May of 1828.
The film is fascinating, dark, disturbing and hilarious, and for years my friends and I have refered to it in passing conversation. If Herzog's rendering is to be believed, Hauser posessed an accute common sense and a beguiling innocence.
Imagine my surprise, then, upon seeing the name of a band we were sharing a bill with last July - Kaspar Hauser. Aside from the fact that the venue and booking organization were beyond lame, KH were a blast to watch, and their new release QUIXOTIC/Taxidermy is terrific. They're playing a CD release show tomorrow night at The Hideout in Chicago.