How to say it ? This afternoon was a little special, we reached here at the very core of Europe unbearable temperatures and I didn't have to go to work, so let me set things clear : I had nothing better to do than to write stuff down here. And since the world keeps to be ignorant about one of the best kind of music ever written, german punk, I felt it was my duty to show you what a great deutschpunk record has to be.
I grew up mainly on german punk stuff even if I discovered the music industry through mostly american hard rock/ hair metal bands as well as with british progressive records my parents gathered back in their youths. If you've read further into this shitty blog you already know it, I keep retelling the same story ad nauseam. At a time when Blink 182 was the punkiest thing on air, and everybody seemed to listen to gangsta/islamic rap I felt really lonely and fell into deutschpunk step by step, gathering so many albums, the same way some dudes from my then-borrough fell into djihadist speeches, muslim bigotry, alcoholism or neo-nazism. Just in order to set things right I hope to know pretty well my business for someone without any german passport, and I allowed me somehow to try to give relatively good advices when it comes about german punk music.
Instead of discussing stupid things, let's go straight to the point with the finest 80s and 90s records.
I) The 80s
This decade was pretty hardcore in the musical field. The Brits and even the Yanks managed to create great genres like the UK 82 stuff or thrash metal and even if it's taboo to say it some hair stuff was quite funny, if not good. The 80s also saw the rise of the new wave, known in Germany as Neue Deutsche Welle. But it was also a time of musical experimentation and german punk was quite radical and innovative then, filled with bitter lyrics and a real hate against both systems (capitalist AND socialist). Yeah punk used to be a rebellion...
01. Yankees raus - Slime (1982)
02. Tage ohne Schatten - Razzia (1983)
03. Wir sind die Ratten - Vorkriegsjugend (1984)
04. Heimatfront - OHL (1981)
05. Ohne Gnade - Chaos Z (1982)
They could also have been in the list : Inferno, Normahl, Toxoplasma, Ea80, Abwärts, Daily Terror, Blut + Eisen, Canal Terror, Angeschiessen und so weiter...
II) The 90s
According to the opinion of those who lived during this decade : the 90s fucking sucked ! But still in this painful period some good bands recorded major albums, even if they were way lighter and cooler than those from the previous decade.
01. Bleib' Tapfer - Wizo (1992)
02. 15 Punkcerealien - Terrorgruppe (1997)
03. Hol' dir die Pest - Das Untergangskommando (1997)
04. Nimm drei - Dritte Wahl (1996)
05. Die Geschichte von Richie... und andere Schicksalsmelodien - The pigs must die (1998)
They could also have been in the list : Dödelhaie, 1 Mai 87, Rawside, Der Dicke Polizist, Versaute Stiefkinder, Hammerhead, Zaunpfahl, even die Ärzte und so weiter...
NOTE : For more check this out while it's still free, the other 90s deutschpunk classics are here.