Saturday, November 28, 2009

Music to invade Poland to

Germans are a funny bunch ... just another example.

This isn't you father's Ramstein .... this is
Rammstein has reached its goal. The band's best-selling new album "Liebe ist für alle da" ("Love is There for Everyone") has been taken off German shelves after offending government censors -- a first for the bad boys of German rock.

The news reached the band while it was preparing for its European tour, which starts in Portugal and takes it through the continent's major concert venues. Rammstein's new album "Liebe ist für alle da" ("Love is There for Everyone"), which was topping the German charts, was "indexed," or censored, by the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons. As of last Wednesday, it was only allowed to be sold to adults with identification. It was an interesting coincidence that the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall were beginning in Berlin at the same time, because the Rammstein case is also a tale of art in reunified Germany.
It is a little much for fully cover here, so follow the link and read about the whole story - interesting Cold War angle to it.

Let's see - if you took a little bit of
Kraftwerk, a bit of Devo, and added pinch of The Sex Pistols & Drowning Pool - then you have Rammstein.

Oh, and if you want to hear LBG's favorite Rammstein song - everyone but Kristin click here.

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