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Farin Urlaub Racing Team (FURT), as the name suggests, is the band with whom Farin Urlaub tours and performs his solo work outside of Die Ärzte. Farin himself describes FURT as “an orchestra full of dynamite.” Prior to 2006, he presented himself as a solo artist, but beginning with Livealbum of Death, his solo catalogue is generally credited to the band.

Discography:

As “Farin Urlaub”

  • Endlich Urlaub!note  (2001)
  • Am Ende der Sonnenote  (2005)
  • Berliner Schulenote  (2017)

As “Farin Urlaub Racing Team”

  • Livealbum of Death (2006)
  • Die Wahrheit übers Lügennote  (2008)
  • Faszination Weltraumnote  (2014)
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  • Danger! (2015)

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  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: The American announcer at the beginning of “Wie ich den Marilyn-Manson-Ähnlichkeitswettbewerb verlor”note :
American Announcer: ...and the next contestant, from Berlin, Germany – Far-eye-an Yer-laub!
  • If I Can't Have You…: "1000 Jahren Schlecten Sex"note  has the narrator tormenting the woman who broke up with him by, among other things, shaving her dog, dipping her cat in the toilet, and tattooing "Born to Kill" on her forehead while she sleeps (to make her unattractive to potential suitors.)
  • Intercourse with You: “Fucking Hell.”
  • Male Band, Female Singer: Inverted. The entirety of Farin's backup band is made of women (the male brass players who tour with them are actually a separate band called "The Busters.")
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  • Psycho Psychologist: The antagonist of the “Herz? Verloren” video.
  • Robinsonade: The plot of the video for “Porzellan.” He comes across beachgoers at the end and attempts to approach them for help, but they are frightened by his haggard appearance and flee despite him grabbing his guitar and singing his plea to them.
  • Spelling Song: “A.U.S.T.R.A.L.I.E.N.”
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