YMMV / Die Ärzte

  • Acceptable Targets: The band takes a strong stance against Neo-Nazism (despite being mostly apolitical themselves). The government, parents or any other figures or institutions of authority are also A-OK as targets.
  • Covered Up: They did parodies of "Walk Like An Egyptian" and "The KKK Took My Baby Away", which in Germany may very well be more famous to some listeners than the original songs.
  • Isn't It Ironic??: Happened to one of their most famous songs "Junge"note  when it got covered as part of a Take That! album by conservative German Volksmusik singer Heino. The songs lyrics ironically feature stereotypical conservative parents objections to their 'sweet little boys' punk lifestyle, and accusations of being a failure for not conforming to his parents notions of a respectable career and livestyle.note  Heino gleefully took them, proclaimed the song to promote good values and turned it into a straight interpretation, making it moralizing and condecending.
  • Signature Song: "Westerland" or "Männer sind Schweine" (which they have however not performed live in ages and consider something of an Old Shame) are the two most likely contenders.