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  • cannibal_wotsit
    started a topic Bands before Rammstein

    Bands before Rammstein

    So this thread is about more than one band, but I was just wondering if anyone listens to the music the guys produced before Rammstein, like Feeling B, Orgasm Death Gimmicks etc. I've listened to a few and sometimes it's pretty obvious where R+ got their ideas from. Anyone else do that?

  • Maya
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    And the final one....


    Feeling B: The Soundtrack of East Germany’s Demise



    There are two books published about Feeling B, and a number of mentions in various other literature about the underground culture of East Berlin (which is not equal to, but shouldn’t be separated from, the whole of GDR). “Mix Mir Einen Drink” and the ‘grün & blau’ album’s included booklet by the same name, the latter edited together by Flake himself. None of them are translated into English (yet),
    Grün & Blau booklet first please.

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  • EmeraldRose
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    Maya, this does seems to be quite the soft spot for Flake.

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  • Maya
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    Another one...

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  • EmeraldRose
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    ^Very much! It's nice that it isn't just a little interview and a couple pictures, but really has so much information about that time.

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  • SonneN
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    I am very glad, you guys enjoying this series. We're currently working on Finale

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  • Waidmann
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    Life in the GDR was simpler, more in control, less overwhelmed with all the western info and relentless capitalism. It was more quiet, structured and predictable. Capitalism makes the world evolve quick, introduced too much traffic, brands, ideas, opinions, etc. Not everyone can handle this pressure or this freedom. It surely did rise the life standard and there's no way Rammstein could've worked without it. But nostalgia - here "ostalgia" - is a well known and understood fact in Germany. I can understand why, although the benefits of the end of the GDR were undeniable and heavily needed.

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  • Maya
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    ^What a story!!! I love it.

    Probably he will always think it was better, life seen by the eyes of a teenager is always very different. Maybe it was for him, who knows.

    In Spain we had the dictatorship of Franco, some people still says "With Franco we lived better", I can't give a real opinion because I hadn't live those years but they weren't free to do anything, I can't believe it was better, and people were killed and taken to prison, many have to run away. I have listened to versions of different people and it's like they were living in different countries. I know one thing, I wouldn't like it, and sometimes we don't know how lucky we are now.

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  • The Rose
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    It was fun reading the three pieces. They made me remember going to West-Berlin by train, and we had to buy transit-visas to GDR and all the hassle the border guards gave us. They didn't really like Western punks coming through, some of the guards were quite young and me and my girlfriends always did our best to make them smile or even better: Blush. If all else failed we would lean out of the train-windows (there were no way we were allowed onto the platform) and lift up our shirts - that always got a blush from the young ones, while the older guards just looked on, shaking their heads, pretending not to look.

    Also in Berlin we would go to the East and crossing over either at Checkpoint Charlie or at Frideichsstrasse U-bahn station, they had a West-Mark shop there where you could buy cheap photo-paper and other things cheaply, even if the made you change West.marks for East-marks 1 to 1.

    But nostalgia . . . no not really, and I doubt even Flake would have liked it as he got older. One thing to fool around as a teenager, another to have to live on the edge of a very restricted society when you get older.

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  • EmeraldRose
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    I have really enjoyed reading these when they post. It's an interesting perspective into a period of time I only sort of vaguely remember. It kind of explains a lot of his feeling towards the US for me.

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  • Maya
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    Rammstein USA is publishing "Feeling B Special" series. I find them very interesting, my weakness for Flakito is well known and he is the main character of the articles, so I'm enjoying them a lot.

    You can find photos and even videos in the articles, i don't know if you had listen to them, it's worth it.

    Here are the links to the published articles:

    “Feeling B” Special – East-Punk: “I miss the GDR. “ (Spiegel ) http://www.rammstein.us/archives/10899/

    “Feeling B” Special: Interview with Flake in Powermetal.de http://www.rammstein.us/archives/10938

    “Feeling B” Special: You’ll never reach the top – 25 years of Feeling B http://www.rammstein.us/archives/10966

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  • cannibal_wotsit
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    Words cannot describe how much I love this song

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  • cannibal_wotsit
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    Originally posted by + Kein Engel + View Post
    I once heard a bit of Feeling B's music - Flake on the vocal sounds hilarious xD But I haven't heard enough of it to judge it :/
    I know, love him singing

    @RBF, sounds like fun! That's how I've spent the last 3 christmas parties, I'd recommend making it an annual thing

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  • RICHARDS BIGGEST FAN
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    [QUOTE=cannibal_wotsit;4233]Haha, but have you ever slept overnight there?

    One night a couple of years back we had a Xmas party, one of the managers had his keys with him, we were all too drunk to get home so we stayed in the staff room,so yes i have stayed here all night

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  • + Kein Engel +
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    I once heard a bit of Feeling B's music - Flake on the vocal sounds hilarious xD But I haven't heard enough of it to judge it :/

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