History Music / DieArzte

15th Jul '16 4:01:54 PM Jhonny
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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Usually firmly on the silly side in both their lyrics and their own stage behavior (including most interviews) they do on occasion make important points with a straight face (e.g. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRrP-bZvD2s Deine Schuld]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh8ufcjoctA Schrei nach Liebe]] have no silliness to be found and make important points about political activism and fascism respectively). The latter sometimes throws off and surprises casual observers.

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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Usually firmly on the silly side in both their lyrics and their own on stage behavior (including most interviews) they do on occasion make important points with a straight face (e.g. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRrP-bZvD2s Deine Schuld]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh8ufcjoctA Schrei nach Liebe]] have no silliness to be found and make important points about political activism and fascism respectively). The latter sometimes throws off and surprises casual observers.
15th Jul '16 4:01:14 PM Jhonny
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* LeadBassist: Type A. Rod is the only member of the band that can read and write sheet music. Even Farin says he can play the Guitar better than himself.

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* LeadBassist: Type A. Rod is the only member of the band that can read and write sheet music. Even Farin says he can play the Guitar better than himself. Though both in terms of lyrics and melody output and in terms of on stage antics Bela and Farin are clearly the "faces" of the band and Rod more of a background guy. Which does not mean he does not write and sing a song once in a while, or get in jibes during their stage antics.
17th Jun '16 7:51:13 PM gewunomox
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** Their MTV-Unplugged-release was recorded in a school and called "Rock'n'roll-Realschule" ("Rock'n'roll-middleschool") as a tribute to [[{{TheRamones}} Rock'n'roll-highschool]]

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** Their MTV-Unplugged-release was recorded in a school and called "Rock'n'roll-Realschule" ("Rock'n'roll-middleschool") as a tribute to [[{{TheRamones}} [[Music/TheRamones Rock'n'roll-highschool]]
13th Jun '16 2:52:31 PM Jhonny
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* [[SharpDressedMan Nice Suit]]: Has become the favoured stage outfit of Farin ever since going solo. Bela is also quite into this.

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* [[SharpDressedMan Nice Suit]]: Has become the favoured stage outfit of Farin ever since going solo.solo (specifically black shirts, which were originally intended as some sort of statement against conformism according to WordOfGod). Bela is also quite into this.
13th Jun '16 2:50:15 PM Jhonny
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** They video to '3 Tage Bart' is in the style of boy bands like Take That.

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** They Their video to '3 Tage Bart' is in the style of boy bands like Take That.
13th Jun '16 2:46:51 PM Jhonny
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** For a time that was their way to get around the bans[[labelnote:legalese]]"Banned" meaning: may not be displayed sold advertised or performed to people under 18 years, which is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not censorship but a way to protect youth]] [[/labelnote]] against certain songs - they would play the instrumental and the audience would sing the song. The audience was not doing anything illegal (or if it was, it was almost impossible to prosecute) the band did not do anything illegal (the ''lyrics'' being banned and not the melody) and in fact the band even (sarcastically) asked their fans to not ever ever on pain of death and horrible things sing the song, please.
13th Jun '16 2:40:24 PM Jhonny
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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Usually firmly on the silly side in both their lyrics and their own stage behavior (including most interviews) they do on occasion make important points with a straight face (e.g. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRrP-bZvD2s Deine Schuld]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh8ufcjoctA Schrei nach Liebe]] have no silliness to be found and make important points about political activism and fascism respectively). The latter sometimes throws off and surprises casual observers.
3rd Apr '16 4:58:25 PM Jhonny
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** They did one of these on MisaimedFandom with their video for "Die klügsten Männer der Welt" [[note]]"The wisest men in the world"[[/note]]. It features Bela as a stereotypical cowboy in the DeepSouth singing enthusiastically along with [[{{CelebrityParadox}} a certain german punk bands song]], complete with UsefulNotes/{{GeorgeW.Bush}}, as well as several other prominent german and international politicians heads used as [[{{FollowtheBouncingBall}} the bouncing ball]]. The song is actually an ironic critique of leading politicians, issues with transparency and the little actual input the general public has on politics and big decisions such as heading into war. Cowboy!Bela [[{{SarcasmBlind}} is oblivious to this]], praising 'the wisest men in the world' happily, playing with a toy-tank to destroy famous world-monuments, launching a rocket and riding happily towards a huge mushroom cloud on the horizon in the end.

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** They did one of these on MisaimedFandom with their video for "Die klügsten Männer der Welt" [[note]]"The wisest men in the world"[[/note]]. It features Bela as a stereotypical cowboy in the DeepSouth singing enthusiastically along with [[{{CelebrityParadox}} a certain german punk bands song]], complete with UsefulNotes/{{GeorgeW.Bush}}, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, as well as several other prominent german and international politicians heads used as [[{{FollowtheBouncingBall}} the bouncing ball]]. The song is actually an ironic critique of leading politicians, issues with transparency and the little actual input the general public has on politics and big decisions such as heading into war. Cowboy!Bela [[{{SarcasmBlind}} is oblivious to this]], praising 'the wisest men in the world' happily, playing with a toy-tank to destroy famous world-monuments, launching a rocket and riding happily towards a huge mushroom cloud on the horizon in the end.
25th Feb '16 10:05:07 AM Jhonny
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* HeavyMetalUmlaut: Their logo is a parody of this; it's an A with ''three'' dots on top of it. (Their name actually ''needs'' an standard two-dot umlaut above the A to be proper German).

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* HeavyMetalUmlaut: Their logo is a parody of this; it's an A with ''three'' dots on top of it. (Their name actually ''needs'' an standard two-dot umlaut above the A to be proper German). The three dots are most likely based on the fact that the band has three members
25th Feb '16 9:36:43 AM Jhonny
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[[LongRunners Formed in 1982]], they broke up briefly in 1989, reuniting in 1993. They have released 13 studio albums, six live albums and seven compilations until now, and managing to get three of all of them [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Department_for_Media_Harmful_to_Young_Persons indexed]] in Germany. Their (studio) discography:

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[[LongRunners Formed in 1982]], they broke up briefly in 1989, reuniting in 1993. They have released 13 studio albums, six live albums and seven compilations until now, and managing to get three of all of them [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Department_for_Media_Harmful_to_Young_Persons indexed]] in Germany. Farin and Bela are for all intents and purposes the face of the band but their current base player (the third in band history and with them since 1993) also sings a handful of songs and has written a couple, usually one or two per LP. Previous base players have been even more marginal to the band with their second base player never even officially being part of the band (Their second base player was featured in the manner of "Die Ärzter with..." or similar ways). Bela and Farin are both from Berlin whereas Rod was born in Chile and came to Germany because his parents ran afoul of the Pinochet regime. Die ärzte are famous/notorious for their elaborate three hour live shows that include antics like giving encores at festivals and spending most of the time bickering at each other in puerile humor and heavy Berliner dialect. There is even one semi-official release of just the things they said on live concerts that weren't their songs. Improvising changed lyrics to their songs is also a thing they like to do.
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