My guess would be:\
Falco (Austrian, but I''ll include him here, cause he''ll get mentioned anyway)\
Snap! ("The Power")\
Plus, among the hipster crowd: Faust, Can, Neu!, Cluster, Einstuerzende Neubauten, The Notwist\
(Are Trio with "Da Da Da" still remembered? Nina Hagen?)
Why the question, OP?
Rammstein is the only one on your list I''ve heard of (and Marlene of course).
No particular reason, r2, I''d just like to know.
Really, Udo Juergens, r5? Now that one surprises me. Which songs of him do you know?
Along with Snap!, the Real McCoy and La Bouche, back during the eurodance years.
OP: Through a friend from college, I became friends with a group of Germans; one of whom is an amateur DJ. My network of German friends has increased over the years, and while I''m familiar with many bands (old and new), I really like German music from the 70s and 80s--which is kind of weird for a guy in his late 20s. My favorite Udo Juergens song is "Griescher Wein." I also like Klause Lage Band (1000 und 1 Nacht).
Sandra should be, but the American taste in music is very poor.
Sorry, I should have included an example of Snadra''s music.
Have heard of Tangerine Dream, though I can''t remember from where, and of course Trio and Falco.\
Wasn''t there a German vocal group that was popular back in the 80s? And no, I don''t mean Milli Vanilli. I looked through Wikipedia''s list but didn''t see anything that looked right. I''m likely misremembering.
80''s duo Modern Talking which features German''s answer to Simon Cowell called Dieter Bohlen.\
Is Milli Vanilli considered German? They were produced by Frank Farian (who also create Boney M.) after all.\
Enigma (the guy behind Enigma was also Sandra''s husband and producer but I believe they broke up).
No, I just saw Milli Vanilli on the list of German artists, and thought it was funny. I guess they''re on there because Farian is German, and he put the group together in Germany.\
I looked through my albums. I think I was remembering "Double," who are Swiss rather than German.
Doro, Accept, Helloween, KMFDM, Klaus Nomi, Can, Popol Vuh, Xmal Deutschland, Propaganda, Alphaville, D.E.F., Die Krupps, Peter Maffay, Die Toten Hosen, Camouflage
Child of the 80s
[quote]Have heard of Tangerine Dream, though I can''t remember from where,\
They showed up on a lot of 80s soundtracks, [italic]Risky Business[/italic] for one.
Oh, Falco''s known on DL, all right. \
In the Biblical sense.
the punk-new wave generation knows Nina Hagen, Klaus Nomi and Trio. Also remember a bit one hit wonders Falco and that "red ballons/luftballons" song. And the Scorpions.%0D\
The younger generation knows Rammstein%0D
oh the punk generation would know Kraftwork and Einserbaten N, too. And Marlene Dietrich.%0D
The deluxe version of Rammstein''s 2009 CD is packaged with lube and six didos. "What''s more, the six dildos are shaped to reflect the size of each band member''s schlong."%0D\
Why didn''t Maroon 5 think of that?
Kraftwerk is easily the most important German music in the last 50 years.
I was surprised how many people in North America I''ve talked to about music mentioned Propaganda''s "A Secret Wish" as one of their favorite 80''s albums.\
Also, Billie Ray Martin is reasonably well known in the dance music circles.\
Tokio Hotel, on the other hand, are probably only known among the people who read Dlisted and are aware of Michael K''s slightly bizzare obsession with Billy Kaulitz and his luscious mane.
Does anyone have the link to Rammstein''s "Du Hast" video where the lead singer has the fake penis and is pissing on the other dude? youtube has removed it.
George Kranz'' "Din Daa Daa" got a lot of airplay where I live.\
I love Nina Hagen. I saw her in Detroit in the mid-Eighties. She''s very beautiful and healthy-looking and had the onstage manner of a friendly gym teacher.\
How dare you call Falco a one-hit wonder. "Der Kommissar" and "Rock Me Amadeus" were both huge U.S. hits, and he did pretty well in Austria and environs with tunes like "Junge Roehmer," "Jenny," and "Ganz Wien." \
I had sex with him last night btw.
Grand Prix winner Nicole "Ein bißchen Frieden" (a bit of peace) and whacky Grand Prix contestants like Stefan Raab (a popular TV host, music producer and singer) and Guildo Horn.
She isn't German but Trijntje Oosterheuis has such a beautiful voice. Just discovered her singing Burt Bacharach songs, an entire concert, no wardrobe changes, no smokes and mirrors, just her, her mic, her orchestra and her back-up singers, just delivering those songs!
Alphaville, Nena, Nina Hagen, Peter Schilling, Robert Goerl....
and by virtue of their creator, Boney M, No Mercy, Real McCoy, Milli Vanilli (all conjured from the evil genius known as Frank Farian, who also unleashed the hideous 'Stairway To Heaven' cover in the '80's).....
Love MIA, especially her re-working of the East German National Anthem !
A friend is into Blind Guardian, but I can't tell how well known it actually is.
That's so weird, r69/OneCharmingBastard. I was just thinking of that "Stairway" cover out of the blue yesterday and looked it up on youtube. Didn't realize it was a Frank Farian production.
Nina Hagen released a gospel record (Personal Jesus) a few years ago which is brilliant.
I'm sorta surprised that NOBODY has mentioned Helloween (They've been around since 1981 and ARE still going strong, although they're biggest eras were probably 1987-1990 than again after some member changes from 1993-2000!), or Gammaray (Started in 1990 and still going strong!), which were BOTH created in Germany by Kai Hansen of Gammaray, Kai is a very under rated guitarist/singer who's written many awesome songs/albums, not to mention he's a really great very down to earth guy to friends, family and fans! Isn't Axel Rudy Pell also German? And nobody said Accept either, they were HUGE in the early to mid 1980's metal scene, c'mon doesn't anyone remember Udo Dirkschnider (Accepts lead singer/growler?) They were REAL German metal! And what about Primal Fear with Matt Sinner formerly of the metal band Sinner? They were also German and Metal and kick-ass good, especially when they had former Gammaray singer Ralph Scheepers in there for a while!!
Are Tokio Hotel big in the States? They've just released a new album and Bill Kaulitz is still looking pretty gay. I thought he would eventually come out when the band went on hiatus. Guess not.
What do you think of this new video?
Thank you, R55! I was wondering how long it would be before someone mentioned the Techno Garbo!
Die Warsaw - Strike to the Body was popular with the industrial crowd
R75, just saw this! I was into TH as a teenager, and I really thought they'd ended for good after that whole DS/DS-German Idol! stint. Good to see they kept making music.
They are talented men who started as mere boys in a cutthroat industry. They must have some cajones and versatility if they're still thriving and surviving in the business.
I love this track, I think its dreamy. Way more textured and rhythmically enticing than their entire last album (which was not well received). Tom's chiming, grinding riffs have always slammed, and this one did not get buried by Bill's vocals as it often does. I love that Gustav is on a drum machine, as well--it gives the track a funky, kicky edge so it doesn't spin into orbit. Sexy, sultry track.
I'm even into this VIDEO, and I haven't been excited about their videos since 'Rette Mich'. That dusty, skanky underground LA vibe is so cool, very 90's alternative, but not in an annoying 'soft-grunge' way. It's about that craving for dirty, hot, anonymous sex, that's sort of pure in intention but driven underground. I also like that they make conscious reference to Bill's nameless sexuality--not only is he part of an orgy, he's also interested and full engaged at points, while disdaining and dispassionately observing at others. I couldn't figure out from this video if he's skewing gay, bi, str8 or asexual at this point in his life.
I may get a copy of Kings of Suburbia, which surprises me as I vowed to never listen to nor speak of Tokio Hotel again post 'Automatisch'.
I'd like to know if they ever broke the US. I can tell you that in non-American pop-rock (and to a lesser extent, the emo/scene/visual-kei scenes in Europe and Asia), they were a big, big deal in the 2000's, and by the looks of it, could be again someday...
Michael Schenker. Scorpions have been mentioned but he was also in UFO, and had his own band MSG (Michael Schenker Group).
He was also instrumental in making that weird covers-band/supergroup Contraband in like 1990, that featured, alongside man himself, the Bizarre-If-Awesome lineup of Share Pedersen (bass, Vixen), Bobby Blotzer (drums, Ratt), Tracii Guns (lead, LA Guns, horribly underrated), and Richard Black (vocals, Shark Island, also horribly underrated).
Shame they did so little original material and writing together, and never clicked properly.