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Boney M

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...Boney M. is a Caribbean-tinged disco/vocal group created by German producer Frank Farian (born 1941, also known for his work with Milli Vanilli) in 1976. Originally consisting of Liz Mitchell (born 1952) and Marcia Barrett (born 1948) from...
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...The German electronic music group Tangerine Dream is responsible for pioneering what is now known as electronica. Initially starting with “krautrock,” an underground rock genre produced in West Berlin during the 1960s and 1970s, they have...

Can

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...Anyone at the first Can show, which took place in Cologne, would have witnessed the birth of a new age of avant-garde rock music. Having studied avant-garde classical music, Irmin Schmidt went to New York City in 1966, where he studied...
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...With a name that translates as “Collapsing New Buildings,” the industrial music of Einstürzende Neubaten developed an aesthetic that incorporated critiques of modernity and European society in the 1980s and beyond. The band made its first...

Kraftwerk

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...Members of the German group Kraftwerk emerged from the Krautrock idiom to become important innovators and pioneers in popular electronic music. Kraftwerk was formed in 1970 in Düsseldorf by Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter after Schneider...

David Bowie

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...The interstellar oeuvre of David Bowie used literal and aural metaphor to develop a rabid fan base who read themes of alienation and identity freedom into his music. Bowie was born in 1947 in London, and his vocal talents were first...

“I’d rather choose the curb”: Topographical Writing in Recent German Punk

Beyond No Future : Cultures of German Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Preface I am very grateful for the kind permission of Casanovas Schwule Seite, Chefdenker, Die Sterne, Duesenjaeger, Kaput Krauts, Kotzreiz, Pascow, Slime, Tocotronic, and Turbostaat to cite their lyrics. Unless otherwise noted, all...

Subcultural Studies between the Blocs: Unexpected Cosmopolitanism and Stubborn Blind Spots in East German Theories of Punk

Seth Howes

Seth Howes is Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of Missouri, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond No Future : Cultures of German Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction When East German fans of punk recall their first encounters with the music, Western radio broadcasts figure prominently: It was shortly after the middle of the 1970s. Rock music in the East didn’t merit discussion anyway. At my...

A Brief History of Entertainment in St. Pauli

Julia Sneeringer

Julia Sneeringer is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of Winning Women's Votes: Propaganda and Politics in Weimar Germany (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany : Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The music clubs in St. Pauli that became such important incubators of the new youth culture didn’t spring up out of nowhere: they arose in a place with centuries-long traditions of commercialized entertainment, a geographic and cultural...

Schweizer Volksmusik

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Schweizer Volksmusik, which translates literally in English as ‘Swiss folk music,’ is a highly ambiguous term in Switzerland and even more so when viewed from abroad. For the Swiss general public in the German-speaking Cantons, ‘Volksmusik’...