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 :
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,
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,..):
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)
Very short review about Reiser used to be at http://www.fritz.de/musik/doktorpop/199904/19990407145203.html
(more fan pages at the end ; for the rest I linked seperate subject-pages)
Introduction about Ton Steine Scherben :
About Live 2 :
Albums with covers from Scherben, Reiser :
What else curriculum :
About Reiser's being gay used to be at : http://www.rosarauschen.de/sendungen/personen/rio_reiser.html
Book about Rio, Scherben :
(PS. "about the movie" you can see more beneath).
Pictures and review from University student about Scherben :
Biography ( so link I used before at biography) with lots of pictures :
(PS. A few (but I think you saw them all before) pictures from Reiser you can also find at :
Audio files :
Audio samples from the album "König von Deutschland you can ear at :
Text from "König from Deutschland" :
Text "Ich denke an dich" :
Sheet music :
Songtext with notes from « Der Turm sturtzt ein" :
Video files :
See also : "about the movie".
About the movie :
In Memoriam :
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)
Review after his death :
The Rio Reiser House, Foundation, Contest :
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 :
Short review with few links to equal political inspired organisations :
Cover Band Neues Glass an den alten Scherben used to be at http://www.neues-glas.com/
(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 :
Order music :
To order Ton Steine Scherben used to be at http://www.tonsteinescherben.de/order.htm
(Fan pages (seperatly from pages) :
Specialised fan-page about Rio Reiser and Ton Steine Scherben (I linked his seperate pages before) :
(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 :
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
Audio files and a bit information about his album Tränengas you can find at :
Sound file samples from the album "Live '82" you can hear at :
HANUMAN, LIED DES TEUFELS :
Introduction and cover from Lied des Teufels used to be http://member.aol.com/uheep2/ldt.html
CHECKPOINT CHARLIE :
FLOH DE COLOGNE :
A short review with covers from their first three albums you can read and see at :
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/
The label from Floh De Cologne is actually a Krautrock label, Ohr.
Information from the group Volks-Musik you can find at :
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.
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 :
KRAUTROCK is listed at another page : Krautrock
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