History Music / Rammstein

18th Aug '17 10:10:06 PM Edgecrusher666
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* Richard Z. Kruspe - lead guitar, backing vocals
* Oliver 'Ollie' Riedel - bass
* Christoph 'Doom' Schneider - drums



* Richard Z. Kruspe - guitars, backing vocals
* Paul Landers - rhythm guitars, backing vocals
* Oliver 'Ollie' Riedel - bass
* Christoph 'Doom' Schneider - drums

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* Richard Z. Kruspe - guitars, backing vocals
* Paul Landers - rhythm guitars, guitar, backing vocals
* Oliver 'Ollie' Riedel - bass
* Christoph 'Doom' Schneider - drums
vocals



** TheBigBad: Till
** TheDragon: Richard
** TheEvilGenius: Flake
** TheBrute: Doom
** TheDarkChick: Ollie
** TheSixthRanger: Paul
* GagPenis: The cannon used during live performances of "Pussy".

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** TheBigBad: Till
Richard
** TheDragon: Richard
Till
** TheEvilGenius: Flake
Paul
** TheBrute: Doom
Schneider
** TheDarkChick: Ollie
Oliver
** TheSixthRanger: Paul
Flake
* GagPenis: The cannon used during live performances of "Pussy"."Pussy."
4th Aug '17 3:54:04 PM Jhonny
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* ''Reise, Reise''[[note]]"Voyage, Voyage"; or "Arise, arise", a phrase to rouse sailors in the morning[[/note]] (2004)

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* ''Reise, Reise''[[note]]"Voyage, Voyage"; or "Arise, arise", a phrase to rouse sailors in the morning[[/note]] Voyage"[[/note]] (2004)
4th Aug '17 3:57:57 AM Mondkuh
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* ''Reise, Reise''[[note]]"Voyage, Voyage"[[/note]] (2004)

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* ''Reise, Reise''[[note]]"Voyage, Voyage"[[/note]] Voyage"; or "Arise, arise", a phrase to rouse sailors in the morning[[/note]] (2004)
4th Aug '17 12:18:57 AM darkknight109
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* OverlyLongTongue: Till gets two examples. "Mann Gegen Mann" gives him a long, black, snakelike tongue and "Ich tu dir weh" has a few brief clips of him with a forked (but still humanoid) tongue.
1st Jul '17 7:14:12 PM eroock
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** Many demo tracks from the "Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da" sessions leaked which suggest the band had written backing tracks first and was trying out which lyrics worked best with the music. Examples include Panterra (The instrumental of "Gib Mir Den Augen" with the lyrics from "Pussy") and Augen Zu (The instrumental of "Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da" with some of the lyrics from "Wiener Blut")

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** Many demo tracks from the "Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da" sessions leaked which suggest the band had written backing tracks first and was trying out which lyrics worked best with the music. Examples include Panterra (The instrumental of "Gib Mir Den Deine Augen" with the lyrics from "Pussy") and Augen Zu (The instrumental of "Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da" with some of the lyrics from "Wiener Blut")
1st Jul '17 7:13:28 PM eroock
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->''Du, du hast, du hast mich.''[[note]]"You, you have, you have me", however the line is also a [[FunWithHomophones homophone]] for "You, you hate, you hate me" in German. This has been one of the biggest sources for confusion and arguments in the Rammstein fanbase. Note that "have" can be used both as a verb meaning possession and as an auxiliary for the perfect tense, just like in English. In this case the latter is the case and the whole sentence (Du hast mich gefragt) would translate as "you have asked me"[[/note]]

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->''Du, ->''"Du, du hast, du hast mich.''[[note]]"You, "''[[note]]"You, you have, you have me", however the line is also a [[FunWithHomophones homophone]] for "You, you hate, you hate me" in German. This has been one of the biggest sources for confusion and arguments in the Rammstein fanbase. Note that "have" can be used both as a verb meaning possession and as an auxiliary for the perfect tense, just like in English. In this case the latter is the case and the whole sentence (Du hast mich gefragt) would translate as "you have asked me"[[/note]]



* TheNineties: The band formed in 1994.
1st Jul '17 7:12:55 PM eroock
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: The band name itself (see above).
1st Jul '17 7:12:16 PM eroock
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The "Mein Land" video is set at a '60s beach party, despite being for an IndustrialMetal song. [[spoiler:The end of the video is more Rammstein-ish, however.]]
1st Jul '17 7:11:51 PM eroock
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* InterruptedSuicide: Inverted in "Spring", in which [[spoiler:a man climbs onto a bridge to enjoy the view and is mistaken for a jumper -- and encouraged by the crowd to kill himself. He's eventually pushed off]].
1st Jul '17 7:11:17 PM eroock
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* AndIMustScream: The victim in "Stein Um Stein" is being trapped inside the walls of a house. {{Lampshaded}} in that the last line of the song actually translates to "And no one will hear you scream."

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* AndIMustScream: The victim in "Stein Um um Stein" is being trapped inside the walls of a house. {{Lampshaded}} in that the last line of the song actually translates to "And no one will hear you scream."



* AntiLoveSong: ''Many'' of them, but "Stein Um Stein" and "Amour" come to mind.

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* AntiLoveSong: ''Many'' of them, but "Stein Um um Stein" and "Amour" come to mind.



* CarefulWithThatAxe: The end of "Stein Um Stein".

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: The end of "Stein Um um Stein".



* MurderBallad: "Weisses Fleisch", "Du Riechst So Gut", "Mein Teil", "Stein Um Stein", and "Klavier". "Heirate Mich" is a [[ILoveTheDead post-mortem version]], of sorts.

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* MurderBallad: "Weisses Fleisch", "Du Riechst So Gut", "Mein Teil", "Stein Um um Stein", and "Klavier". "Heirate Mich" is a [[ILoveTheDead post-mortem version]], of sorts.



* RearrangeTheSong: The softer, piano-based version of "Mein Herz Brennt" released in 2012, 11 years after the original. The band later released a music book and accompanying CD of instrumental piano arrangements of their songs called 'Klavier' (Piano).
** The track 'Stirb Nicht Vor Mir' was demoed in the Mutter sessions in quite a sparse arrangement (this version has leaked). They weren't satisfied with this version of the song, but felt it had potential. In the 'Reise Reise' sessions, the band changed some of the lyrics, added some poppy guitar melodies and rewrote the song to be a duet, between Till and the female singer Bobo. The band still felt the song was lacking so didn't include it on 'Reise Reise'. For their follow up album 'Rosenrot', they removed Bobo's vocals, rewrote some of the verses in English, and got {{Music/Texas}} singer Sharleen Spiteri to sing said English vocals (Bobo's backing vocals remain in places). This version was finally released on Rosenrot as "Stirb Nicht Vor Mir (Don't Die Before I Do)" and was widely praised as one of the highlights of the album. In five years, the song had gone from being a song from the perspective of a German-speaking man dreaming of a soulmate, to a duet between a German-speaking man and English-speaking woman who are dreaming of each other without having met (or even speaking the same language). The combination of languages and the contrast between the metal and pop elements was meant to imply that love transcends all boundaries.
** Ohne Dich was written and recorded in the Mutter sessions (this version is the Beta Version) and played once live at a fan club show before the band had decided on all the songs for Mutter. It is characterised by loud guitars in the chorus (a somewhat similar effect to "Seemann"). The band decided to not release this version at the time and instead recorded a more orchestral version which was included on Reise Reise. Eventually that version came out as a single and fans were treated to the original Mutter version as a B-Side.
** The track 'Tier' was written and played live in 1994 before Herzeleid came out (commonly bootlegged as 'Biest') but was largely rewritten by the time it appeared on 1998's Sehnsucht. The same is true of "Alter Mann", which also debuted in 1994 and went through several known arrangements before appearing on "Sehnsucht" in 1998.

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* RearrangeTheSong: RearrangeTheSong:
**
The softer, piano-based version of "Mein Herz Brennt" released in 2012, 11 years after the original. The band later released a music book and accompanying CD of instrumental piano arrangements of their songs called 'Klavier' (Piano).
** The track 'Stirb "Stirb Nicht Vor Mir' Mir" was demoed in the Mutter sessions in quite a sparse arrangement (this version has leaked). They weren't satisfied with this version of the song, but felt it had potential. In the 'Reise Reise' sessions, the band changed some of the lyrics, added some poppy guitar melodies and rewrote the song to be a duet, between Till and the female singer Bobo. The band still felt the song was lacking so didn't include it on 'Reise Reise'. For their follow up album 'Rosenrot', they removed Bobo's vocals, rewrote some of the verses in English, and got {{Music/Texas}} singer Sharleen Spiteri to sing said English vocals (Bobo's backing vocals remain in places). This version was finally released on Rosenrot as "Stirb Nicht Vor Mir (Don't Die Before I Do)" and was widely praised as one of the highlights of the album. In five years, the song had gone from being a song from the perspective of a German-speaking man dreaming of a soulmate, to a duet between a German-speaking man and English-speaking woman who are dreaming of each other without having met (or even speaking the same language). The combination of languages and the contrast between the metal and pop elements was meant to imply that love transcends all boundaries.
** Ohne Dich "Ohne Dich" was written and recorded in the Mutter sessions (this version is the Beta Version) and played once live at a fan club show before the band had decided on all the songs for Mutter. It is characterised by loud guitars in the chorus (a somewhat similar effect to "Seemann"). The band decided to not release this version at the time and instead recorded a more orchestral version which was included on Reise Reise. Eventually that version came out as a single and fans were treated to the original Mutter version as a B-Side.
** The track 'Tier' "Tier" was written and played live in 1994 before Herzeleid came out (commonly bootlegged as 'Biest') but was largely rewritten by the time it appeared on 1998's Sehnsucht. The same is true of "Alter Mann", which also debuted in 1994 and went through several known arrangements before appearing on "Sehnsucht" in 1998.



* BicepKiss: Till does this in the music video to "Mein Land".



* DyingCandle: The music video to "Ohne Dich" ends with [[https://youtu.be/LIPc1cfS-oQ?t=327 a candle going while the singer dies]].



* MoonLandingHoax: Played with in the video to "Amerika", which is fundamentally about America's cultural and political impact on the rest of the world and includes a studio where "moon" shots are being taken among its scenes.



* PedophilePriest: Hallelujah.



** Till's beach running in "Mein Land" is a nod to ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''.
* TakeMyHand: Occurs in "Ohne Dich" when Till slips during the climb and a band member tries to catch him but ultimately fails.



* TrueCompanions: Subverted in the video of "Haifisch". The video takes place at Till's funeral, and we see that the other band members have had fantasies of murdering him. They end up getting into a fight, which culminated in Flake crashing into Till's casket, [[spoiler: which is when they found out he faked his death.]]
* UnflinchingWalk: The entire band does one at the end of "Du Hast" as a car explodes behind them.

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* TrueCompanions: Subverted in the video of "Haifisch". The video takes place at Till's funeral, and we see that the other band members have had fantasies of murdering him. They end up getting into a fight, which culminated in Flake crashing into Till's casket, [[spoiler: which is when they found out he [[FakingTheDead faked his death.death]].]]
* UnflinchingWalk: UnflinchingWalk:
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The entire band does one at the end of "Du Hast" as a car explodes behind them.them.
** In [[https://youtu.be/GukNjYQZW8s?t=103 "Haifisch"]].



* RegionalBonus: Japan got Hallelujah as a bonus track on Mutter, and the US got it as a bonus on the Best Buy edition of it. However, fans elsewhere had to either import those copies or find the rare Ich Will single. A demo version of the song was released on the Resident Evil soundtrack.

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* RegionalBonus: Japan got Hallelujah "Hallelujah" as a bonus track on Mutter, and the US got it as a bonus on the Best Buy edition of it. However, fans elsewhere had to either import those copies or find the rare Ich Will single. A demo version of the song was released on the Resident Evil soundtrack.
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