DEUTSCHROCK  -the practical links page-
* A small introduction in english
* The full text of the radio program in dutch.
* A poster from the Kuckuck label with many of the Deutschrock groups from the 70's listed
* General links concerning "Deutschrock".
* Links for Rio Reiser/Ton Steine Scherben
* Links for Sonny Hennig/Ihre Kinder
* Links for Hannuman/Lied des Teufels
* Links for Checkpoint Charlie
* Links for Floh De Cologne
* Some extra Deutschrock related links
* Bonus : some Krautrock introduction links.



A small introduction in english about "Deutschrock" :

In Germany in the seventies there were very progressive evolutions, which reflected also in an openness to a new kind of music. In no other country it was ever as much progressive as here.
A few important terms are important here to remember : Krautrock, which is a indefiniable fusion-style of everything what happened in Germany those days, from free-jazz to rock upto the influence from the contempory music from Stockhausen. "Theutonic" is being is something more local, typical German, mostly only be fully understood by people living in  Germany or knowing German language. DEUTSCHROCK are the groups who did play a more progressive music too, or who were at least in some kind of progressive or politically reactive movement, but who are intirely German and made for German, and with important song texts sung or spoken in German language.
A very good book has been written about it, called : THE DEUTSCHROCK- LEXICON , from Von Wolfgang Wilholm (Lexicon Imprint Verlag). The texts I used in my radioshow on Deutschrock were mostly based upon the information found in that book. Various parallels can still be found in English in"Crack in the Cosmic Egg" from Alan Freemann and in "Cosmic Dreams at Play" from Dag Erik Asbjornsen (with some differences). Both books are  recommend for people wanting to discover interesting new musical territories within the progressive rock area close with its influences of new music, psychedelia etc..These two books are generally about Krautrock. Cosmic Dreams also covers a few highly original folk related artists. This page is more about Deutsrock only. Krautrock info you'll find at next page.

Deutschrock-artists can be categoriezed in two types :
the Germain styled progressives and the Political Rock groups.

From Deutschrock I can recommend to foreigners the album of Ernst Schultz : Paranoia Picknick **** and also the first two works of Tone Steine Scherben will be liked by more people aldough his double album is much more progressive.
The works of the German styled progressives is not enough known to me yet. Xhol Caravan's firstfor instance is recommended. Such albums which are not so language-based might also better be described under Krautrock.
This page will now continue with the text from my radioprgram about the Deutschrock in the seventies. At the end of the article you will find the existing links to the important names.     up

  LINKS FOR DEUTSCHROCK (all in German except indicated) :

GENERAL LINKS :

An few pages introduction about both "Deutschrock" and Krautrock in english you can find at http://www.sci.fi/~phinnweb/krautrock/articles/72-73.html
There used to be an introduction about the Deutschrock and Krautrock groups from the Kuckuck label by a collector at http://www.redmailorder.com/pad4.htm and a list of all titles from the label you to see at http://www.musictrade.com/label/kraut/kuckuck.htm ; renewed link unknown).
The label for Sonny Hennig,Ihre Kinder,Lied des Teufels,Hanuman, Ernst Schultz and some others,
and the distribution of many others you can find at : http://www.ohrwaschl.de/
At the juke box you can find some information and several MP3 audio samples.
A German Progressive, Krautrock,Deutschrock page (with a few words about Ihre Kinder,..):
http://privat.schlund.de/D/Drock/home.htm

German Rock magazine page : http://www.germanrock.de/
in english : http://www.germanrock.de/zeitung_english/
German songtexts : http://angerweit.tikon.ch/lieder/
German radiostations used to be atup

RIO REISER / TON STEINE SCHERBEN :

From all the lots of pages from Reiser and Tone Steine Scherben did I ordered them here. 
(All links with one -indicated- exceptions are in German language) :

Introduction about Rio Reiser : (not updated)
Rio Reiser official homepage : http://www.rioreiser.de/  and http://www.rioarchiv.de/  and home page from the label : http://www.sonymusic.de/rioreiser/RRHomepage.htm
See also http://rioreisersongpreis.fbmg.de/rioseite/
E-mail adres : majordomo@rioreiser.de and rioreiser@mediacube.de
Rio Reiser intro : http://www.laut.de/wortlaut/artists/r/reiser_rio/index.htm
Very short review about Reiser used to be at http://www.fritz.de/musik/doktorpop/199904/19990407145203.html
Fan Page : http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/~sommerfe/rio/rio.htm
(more fan pages at the end ; for the rest I linked seperate subject-pages)

Introduction about Ton Steine Scherben :
Official home page : http://www.tonsteinescherben.de/
Introduction about Ton Steine Scherben : http://tmachine.chat.ru/germ/T2.htm#Ton in english. and used to be at http://www.fritz.de/musik/doktorpop/199904/19990408171429.html.
Fan-page : http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/4849/
Article at http://www.graswurzel.net/251/concert.shtml
Personel from Reiser during the years : http://www.germanrock.de/r/reiser_rio/besetzung.htm

Biography :
Short Biography : http://www.laut.de/wortlaut/artists/r/reiser_rio/index.htm and
http://www.agnld.uni-potsdam.de/~shw/ReiserRio_BIO.HTML
Biography Rio Reiser : http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/8522/reiser.html
Biography with lots of pictures : http://www.germanrock.de/musiker/r/reiser_rio.htm
Official biography : http://www.rioreiser.de/bio/bio.html
Biography from the label : http://www.sonymusic.de/rioreiser/RRBiographie1.htm

Discography :
Discography including singles and pictures of covers : http://www.germanrock.de/r/reiser_rio/diskographie.htm
Discography from the label with album covers : http://www.sonymusic.de/rioreiser/RRDiscographie.htm
Discography with album covers : http://www.rio-raum.de/werke.htm#1
Ton Steine Scherben IV cover : http://www.netz-meister.de/marko/private/reiser/platten/scherben_IV/index.html
About Live 2 :
http://www.fuzzlogic.com/lunakafe/moon3/de3.htm
Albums with covers from Scherben, Reiser :
http://www.netz-meister.de/marko/private/reiser/platten/index.html

What else curriculum :
Extra merit beside what's in the discography : http://www.rio-raum.de/infos.htm
What else he did (+ pictures he has taken) : http://www.rioreiser.de/vielmehr/vielmehr.html
About Reiser's being gay used to be at : http://www.rosarauschen.de/sendungen/personen/rio_reiser.html

Book about Rio, Scherben :
About the book about Scherben : http://www.tonsteinescherben.de/the_book.htm
(PS. "about the movie" you can see more beneath).

Pictures :
Official pictures from Reiser : http://www.rioreiser.de/photos/photos.html
Pictures from Reiser : http://www.germanrock.de/r/reiser_rio/photographie.htm
Pictures from Reiser : http://www.rio-raum.de/fotos.htm
Pictures and review from University student about Scherben :
http://www.netz-meister.de/marko/private/reiser/die_scherben.html
Biography ( so link I used before at biography) with lots of pictures :
http://www.germanrock.de/musiker/r/reiser_rio.htm
(PS. A few (but I think you saw them all before) pictures from Reiser you can also find at :
http://www.cip.physik.tu-muenchen.de/~schreier/texte/rio/bilder.html)

Audio files :
Audio samples (intervieuws and songs) : http://mitglied.tripod.de/tinnitus/audio.htm
Audio files from Reiser, Scherben : http://www.rioreiser.de/audio/audio.html
Page with dates,video,audio : http://mitglied.tripod.de/tinnitus/riodata.htm
Audio samples from the album "König von Deutschland you can ear at :
http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000025UMU/302-7713890-1595241
A few Beatles-covers (with some comments) you can hear at http://www.digitaldo.org/rio/

Lyrics : http://www.riolyrics.de/
Lyrics from songs from Tone Steine Scherben : http://www.riolyrics.de/albentss.html
Lyrics from Reiser's songs : (all titles alphabetically : http://www.riolyrics.de/titel.html) from his albums : http://www.riolyrics.de/albenrr.html and from his singles :  http://www.riolyrics.de/singles.html and for theatre : http://www.riolyrics.de/theater.html and for other singers : http://www.riolyrics.de/andere.html
Analysis from his texts : http://www.riolyrics.de/analys.html
Rio Reiser's influence of texts on the environement : http://www.riolyrics.de/umwelt.html
Text from "König from Deutschland" :
http://www.uni-weimar.de/~meister1/private/reiser/platten/rio_I/koenig_von_deutschland.html
Text "Ich denke an dich" :
http://www.uni-weimar.de/~meister1/private/reiser/platten/blinder_passagier/ich_denk_an_dich.html

Sheet music :
Chords for the songs from Reiser : http://www.riolyrics.de/gitarre.html
Songtext with notes from « Der Turm sturtzt ein" :
http://www.uni-weimar.de/~meister1/private/reiser/platten/scherben_IV/turm.html

Video files  :
Video fragments from Reiser : http://mitglied.tripod.de/tinnitus/video.htm
Video files from Reiser : http://www.rioreiser.de/video/video.html
Page with dates,video,audio : http://mitglied.tripod.de/tinnitus/riodata.htm (so link also at audio)
See also : "about the movie".

About the movie :
About the movie (with sample) : http://www.free.de/dmz/veranstaltungen/index.html
    (Homepage from the movie-label : http://www.dreiundzwanzig.de)

Reviews :
Reviews from Reiser's records : http://www.germanrock.de/r/reiser_rio/plattenkritik.htm
Links to all articles about Reiser : http://www.riolyrics.de/artikel.html
Pressanouncements from Reiser : http://www.rioreiser.de/presseinfo/pressinfo.html
Press announcements : http://www.rioreiser.de/pressesp/pressp.html

Interviews :
List of published intervieuws with Reiser : http://www.germanrock.de/r/reiser_rio/interview.htm

In Memoriam :
Some comments around the death of Reiser: http://www.graswurzel.net/212/scherben.shtml
About the deathmask and death announcements (with apropriate music sound fragment) used to be at http://www.uni-duisburg.de/ZMK/schmidt/reiser.htm. Renewed page not known.
(Announcement from the death of Reiser by Sony used to be at http://www.uni-duisburg.de/ZMK/schmidt/reiser2.HTM)
What happened after his death : http://www.rio-raum.de/beispiel.htm (with inspiration to
groups)
Blixa Bargeld about Rio's death : http://www.rio-raum.de/spiegel.htm
Rolling Stone page (in German) about the loss of Reiser : http://www.rio-raum.de/stone.htm
Articles about death Reiser : http://www.netz-meister.de/marko/private/reiser/presse/index.html
Review after his death :
http://rhein-zeitung.de/old/96/08/22/topnews/reiser.html

The Rio Reiser House, Foundation, Contest :
About the Rio Reiser house : http://www.sonymusic.de/rioreiser/RRReiserhaus.htm
About Rio Reiser's house , Fresenhagen used to be at :
http://wosseng.de/home/fresenhagen/html/fresenhagen.html (no renewed link known)
About the Rio-songwriter price there used to be a link at
http://archiv.bz-berlin.de/bz/archiv/970906_pdf/BZ030001.htm (no new link known)

Cover groups, inspirations :
Friends and collegues from Reiser : http://www.rio-raum.de/fotos.htm
Inspiration to other groups after Rio's death (was linked before at in memoriam) : http://www.rio-raum.de/beispiel.htm
Inspirations from the songs from Reiser : http://www.riolyrics.de/spirit.html
An analysis about Reiser's influence on society : http://www.riolyrics.de/generat.html
Short review with few links to equal political inspired organisations :
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/8522/reiser.html
Bands influenced by Reiser : http://www.riolyrics.de/einfluss.html
Junimond, a tribute to Reiser band : http://www.uni-weimar.de/~meister1/private/reiser/kirsche/index.html
Cover band : Die Flut (witht samples which didn't work when I tried: ) http://www.f-l-u-t.de/
Cover-band Die Erben des Scherben : http://www.die-erben-der-scherben.de/
Cover band John Bande und der 8.Tag : http://www.rio-raum.de/john/
Cover Band Neues Glass an den alten Scherben used to be at  http://www.neues-glas.com/
Bushfunk : http://www.hauptstadt.net/users/kaeperinput/index.htm
Turtle Attack : http://www.turtleattack.de/
Fan page and links to similar modern (terror and punk) groups : http://public.rz.fh-wolfenbuettel.de/~danielzi/tss.htm
(PS. Rio Reiser was called the grand father of the punk because of the content of his songs rather that the style of his music).

Pinboard, chats :
Pinboard about Reiser : http://www.rioreiser.de/cgi-bin/pinboard.pl
and http://www.rioreiser.de/pinwand/pinwand_2000_2.html

Order music :
Available music Reiser : http://www.rioreiser.de/presseinfo/pressinfo.html
To order Ton Steine Scherben used to be at http://www.tonsteinescherben.de/order.htm

(Fan pages (seperatly from pages) :
Fan Page : http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/~sommerfe/rio/rio.htm
Specialised fan-page about Rio Reiser and Ton Steine Scherben (I linked his seperate pages before) :
http://www.riolyrics.de/
Fan-page from university student : http://www.netz-meister.de/marko/private/reiser/
(another fan page : http://www.cip.physik.tu-muenchen.de/~schreier/texte/reiser.html)
(Fan page from Austria used to be at http://members.nbci.com/_XMCM/nfire/seiten/tonsteinsch.html)
Fan page and links to similar modern (terror and punk) groups :
http://public.rz.fh-wolfenbuettel.de/~danielzi/tss.htm (is being linked before too).up

SONNY HENNIG / IHRE KINDER :

Official home page should be http://www.sonny-hennig.de/ (but link does not work any more ?)
An introduction about Ihre Kinder (with pictures) used to be athttp://member.aol.com/uheep2/ik.html
An introduction in english you can read at : http://tmachine.chat.ru/germ/I1.htm#Ihre
A general introduction fom the label : http://www.ohrwaschl.de/kinder.htm
Audio files and a bit information about his album Tränengas you can find at :
http://uk.urban.netbeat.com/products/tranengas_43980.html
and also at the "juke box" from the already mentioned http://www.ohrwaschl.de/
Sound file samples from the album "Live '82" you can hear at :
http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000J7K8/o/qid=982361658/sr=2-2/302-7713890-1595241 up

HANUMAN, LIED DES TEUFELS :

Introduction and cover from Lied des Teufels used to be http://member.aol.com/uheep2/ldt.html
and at : http://germanrock.de/l/lied_des_teufels/diskographie.htm
A little bit about them in english you can read at http://tmachine.chat.ru/germ/L1.htm#Lied
Hanuman : http://germanrock.de/h/hanuman/index.htm    up

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE :

Normally their homepage should be : http://www.checkpointcharlie.com/
(but there's an error right now) An introduction in english you'll find at : http://tmachine.chat.ru/germ/C1.htm#Check
An introduction with pictures you can find at : http://www.taurus-press.de/rockd/IC10.html
The cover of their later album you can see at : http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000024VDF.03.LZZZZZZZ.gif    up

FLOH DE COLOGNE :

An introduction in English you can read at : http://tmachine.chat.ru/germ/F1.htm#Floh
A short review with covers from their first three albums you can read and see at :
http://www.plaene-records.de/html/floehe.htm
and from some (other) albums at : http://www.fe.org/artists/floh.de.cologne.html
Click the titles of their albums if you want to hear sound fragments from "Fliessband Babys Beat-show",
from "Mumien und Vietnam",from "Tilt & Prima Freiheit",and from "Kolowsky und Faaterland"
The web-page from Vridolin Enxing, composer from Floh De Cologne with several sound files from Floh De Cologne and his other projects you can find at : http://www.enxing.de/
E-mail : vridolin@enxing.de
The label from Floh De Cologne is actually a Krautrock label, Ohr.
(their list (with value of albums at http://www.bluerecords.com/di_ohr.htm)                           up

VARIOUS :

Information from the group Volks-Musik you can find at :
http://www.germanrock.de/v/volks-musik/index.htm
A web-page (in english and German) about the group Birthcontrol you can find at : http://www.birth-control.de/ (Later this link will be moved to the Krautrock section).
Normally the German singer songwriters is another genre called "Liedermacher",
but I mention one exception : A fan-page about Georg Kreisler no longer works.

Festival of political songs in Berlin : http://www.folker.de/200001/fdpl.htm
(What is a protest song at : http://www.nightsounds.de/protestsong1.htm)

Samples from "Hits und Antihits" from Open Ohr Festival 25 years you can hear (with several different groups) when you click the title.
Sound samples of old and new Deutschrock you can see listed from Amazon.com at :
http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/264893/ref=pd_dp_bl/302-7713890-1595241      up


KRAUTROCK is listed at another page : Krautrock
Other related webpages : German prog folk.
A review page of new items you can visit too.up




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