History Music / Rammstein

22nd Feb '17 9:14:58 AM gewunomox
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** This portion was likely Rammstein's attempt to avoid [[InsultBackfire a similar fate]] to that of [[BruceSpringsteen Bruce Springsteen]]'s antiwar song "Born in the USA". In a way it's a veiled insult to Americans' listening comprehension abilities, since the band is generally [[DontExplainTheJoke very reluctant to openly declare]] its sarcastic or satirical intentions.

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** This portion was likely Rammstein's attempt to avoid [[InsultBackfire a similar fate]] to that of [[BruceSpringsteen Bruce Springsteen]]'s Music/BruceSpringsteen's antiwar song "Born in the USA". In a way it's a veiled insult to Americans' listening comprehension abilities, since the band is generally [[DontExplainTheJoke very reluctant to openly declare]] its sarcastic or satirical intentions.
18th Feb '17 7:26:31 PM kazokuhouou
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* PyroManiac: "Benzin" is, in many ways, a love song to flame. It's more surprising that it took them five albums to write it than that it was one of the few songs from ''Rosenrot'' ever played in concert. Some lyrics from "Benzin" are also the top quote on the trope page itself.

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* PyroManiac: "Benzin" is, in many ways, a love song to flame. It's more surprising that it took them five albums to write it than that it was one of the few songs from ''Rosenrot'' ever played in concert. Some lyrics from "Benzin" are also were at one point the top quote on the trope page itself.
31st Jan '17 8:39:48 PM Vinccool96
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Rammstein is a six-man band from Germany. They make self-described "Tanz-Metall": dance metal, though their actual style has them as the [[TropeCodifier codifiers]] of Neue Deutsche Härte, a form of industrial metal. They take their name from the Ramstein airshow disaster of 1988, adding an extra 'm' to give the double meaning of "Battering Ram" (literally 'Ramming Stone'). The band consists of:

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Rammstein is a six-man band from Germany. They make self-described "Tanz-Metall": dance metal, though their actual style has them as the [[TropeCodifier codifiers]] of Neue Deutsche Härte, a form of industrial metal. They take their name from the Ramstein airshow disaster of 1988, adding an extra 'm' to give the double meaning of "Battering Ram" (literally 'Ramming Stone').''by mistake''. The band consists of:


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***There are no conflicting reports. The second 'm' was added by mistake. Being at the beginning named "Rammstein-Flugschau" (Rammstein-Airshow) and being said by WordOfGod that the name indeed is a reference to the catastrophe, there can be no mistake.
31st Jan '17 8:07:11 PM Vinccool96
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**However, it can be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that Canadians don't know themselves that Wonderbra is Canadian.
26th Jan '17 3:22:34 PM onionmaster
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** The Japanese version of Mutter has Halleluja as an unlisted hidden track.
* EstablishingSeriesMoment: The band wanted a video to promote their first song "Rammstein", and out of sheer tenacity, decided to ask DavidLynch to produce the video. They sent him a cassette of the Herzeleid album along with some promo material, not expecting him to reply. To their surprise, he not only loved the album, but asked them to some of the songs in his movie "Lost Highway" (which they agreed to). The resultant attention from this led to the band doing the unthinkable of being a German language band with a US following. Numerous musicians raved about the band, including {{Korn}}, who invited Rammstein to appear on their Family Values tour in 1998. During this time period, Rammstein even recorded some material in English for the US market, these being their cover of Depeche Mode's "Stripped" and English versions of "Engel" (Angel) and "Du Hast" (You Hate). Rammstein's popularity grew with the NuMetal movement, with their famously theatrical live shows attracting attention, until reaching huge proportions with the Mutter album in 2001. The appearance of the band and use of "Feuer Frei" in the well-known VinDiesel movie "XXX" sealed the deal. Thanks to these business decisions they are one of the most successful metal bands on the planet despite many of their fans not speaking German.
25th Jan '17 2:06:52 PM onionmaster
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* BilingualBonus: "Moskau" has parts sung in Russian; "Amerika" and "Stirb Nicht Vor Mir" have parts sung in English, while "Pussy" is in straight English apart from [[InvokedTrope invoked]] Gratuitous German; there're also English versions of "Du Hast", "Engel" and "Amerika" among the singles; "Amour" and "Frühling in Paris" have some parts sung in French; and "Te Quiero Puta!" is sung entirely in Spanish. There is also, an astounding amount of wordplay in their songs, just in general. Till is fairly well qualified for the title of PungeonMaster. "Mein Land" is pretty much the only song whose name ''anyone'' can guess the English translation.

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* BilingualBonus: "Moskau" has parts sung in Russian; "Amerika" and "Stirb Nicht Vor Mir" have parts sung in English, while "Pussy" is in straight English apart from [[InvokedTrope invoked]] Gratuitous German; there're also English versions of "Du Hast", "Engel" and "Amerika" among the singles; "Amour" and "Frühling in Paris" have some parts sung in French; and "Te Quiero Puta!" is sung entirely in Spanish. "Mein Teil" has the occasional moment where he'll say "Yeah this is mein teil" instead of the usual "Es ist mein teil" There is also, an astounding amount of wordplay in their songs, just in general. Till is fairly well qualified for the title of PungeonMaster. "Mein Land" is pretty much the only song whose name ''anyone'' can guess the English translation.


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** The onomatopoeic phrase "Bang bang" from "Feuer Frei" was intentionally used because it means the same thing in English.
22nd Jan '17 11:25:29 AM Nanogon
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* PrecisionFStrike: From "Das Alte Leid": "Weiss ich endlich... ICH WILL FICKEN" -- "I know at last, I want to fuck". Punctuated in the early live shows with a firework launched from Till's crotch for further emphasis. Especially jarring when one remembers that the man himself rarely swears in interviews and the band's catalog, for all its rampant innuendo, contains little to no profanity. Even more impressive? "Das Alte Leid" is from their ''first'' album.

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* PrecisionFStrike: From "Das Alte Leid": "Weiss ich endlich... ICH WILL FICKEN" -- "I know at last, I want to fuck". Punctuated in the early live shows with a firework launched from Till's crotch for further emphasis. Especially jarring when one remembers that the man himself rarely swears in interviews and the band's catalog, catalog (while his solo album "Skills in Pills" is a ClusterFBomb), for all its rampant innuendo, contains little to no profanity. Even more impressive? "Das Alte Leid" is from their ''first'' album.
22nd Jan '17 7:42:07 AM onionmaster
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* GoingNative: "Te Quiero Puta" makes sense in the knowledge that "Reise Reise" and much of "Rosenrot" were recorded in Malaga, Spain. As can be see in the "Making Of Reise Reise" documentary, the band had a very relaxing time there and spent a lot of time joking around. "Te Quiero Puta" soudns exactly like the sort of song written on holiday whilst attempting to speak the local language.
22nd Jan '17 4:17:33 AM onionmaster
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* 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.
** In Japan, Reise Reise's cover and pre-gap hidden track were seen as distasteful due to being to do with a Japanese plane crash, so the hidden track was removed and a new cover was devised featuring a ship. This was later used as the cover for Rosenrot. Remixes of Mein Teil, Amerika and a bonus DVD featuring clips from the band's DVD Lichtspielhaus were also included.
** The US got a new cover for Herzeleid with white background, whilst the original cover remains in place everywhere else. It was likely the cover was changed for revealing too much of the band's upper bodies, rather than the nazi controversy alluded.
** The US also had a minor bonus with Reise Reise, as the flight recorder hidden track was actually included at the start of the track Reise Reise rather than being hidden in the pregap. As pre-gap tracks are hard to rip on computers, this has made it popular with collectors.
** Australia got "Stripped" as a bonus track on Sehnsucht and when the band toured in 2001, got their Asche Zu Asche single with five live tracks as a bonus tour disc too. This version of the album is quite collectable.


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* 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.
** In Japan, Reise Reise's cover and pre-gap hidden track were seen as distasteful due to being to do with a Japanese plane crash, so the hidden track was removed and a new cover was devised featuring a ship. This was later used as the cover for Rosenrot. Remixes of Mein Teil, Amerika and a bonus DVD featuring clips from the band's DVD Lichtspielhaus were also included.
** The US got a new cover for Herzeleid with white background, whilst the original cover remains in place everywhere else. It was likely the cover was changed for revealing too much of the band's upper bodies, rather than the nazi controversy alluded.
** The US also had a minor bonus with Reise Reise, as the flight recorder hidden track was actually included at the start of the track Reise Reise rather than being hidden in the pregap. As pre-gap tracks are hard to rip on computers, this has made it popular with collectors.
** Australia got "Stripped" as a bonus track on Sehnsucht and when the band toured in 2001, got their Asche Zu Asche single with five live tracks as a bonus tour disc too. This version of the album is quite collectable.
22nd Jan '17 4:16:30 AM onionmaster
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* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: while they often look in videos and live performances like bloody slayers or sodomists (including controversal performings of "Buck Dich" and Till cooking Flake with a flamethrower while performing "Mein Teil"), their music consists of pretty much radio-friendly songs.

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* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: while they often look in videos RegionalBonus: Japan got Hallelujah as a bonus track on Mutter, and live performances like bloody slayers the US got it as a bonus on the Best Buy edition of it. However, fans elsewhere had to either import those copies or sodomists (including controversal performings find the rare Ich Will single. A demo version of "Buck Dich" the song was released on the Resident Evil soundtrack.
** In Japan, Reise Reise's cover
and Till cooking Flake pre-gap hidden track were seen as distasteful due to being to do with a flamethrower while performing "Mein Teil"), Japanese plane crash, so the hidden track was removed and a new cover was devised featuring a ship. This was later used as the cover for Rosenrot. Remixes of Mein Teil, Amerika and a bonus DVD featuring clips from the band's DVD Lichtspielhaus were also included.
** The US got a new cover for Herzeleid with white background, whilst the original cover remains in place everywhere else. It was likely the cover was changed for revealing too much of the band's upper bodies, rather than the nazi controversy alluded.
** The US also had a minor bonus with Reise Reise, as the flight recorder hidden track was actually included at the start of the track Reise Reise rather than being hidden in the pregap. As pre-gap tracks are hard to rip on computers, this has made it popular with collectors.
** Australia got "Stripped" as a bonus track on Sehnsucht and when the band toured in 2001, got
their music consists Asche Zu Asche single with five live tracks as a bonus tour disc too. This version of pretty much radio-friendly songs.the album is quite collectable.
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