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German punk is punk rock music and punk subculture in Germany since punk music became popular in the s. When bands like the Sex Pistols and The Clash became popular in West Germany, a number of Punk bands were formed, which led to the creation a German punk scene.
Early German punk groups were heavily influenced by UK bands, often writing their lyrics in English. The main difference is that German punk bands hadn't yet become political. Beginning Il Camino De Santiago - Ministri - I Soldi Sono Finiti the late s and early s there were new movements within the German punk scene, led by labels like ZickZack Records, from Hamburg.
Many of these bands played experimental post-punkoften using synthesizers and computers. Both are still active, though they've changed their style several times. In response to these developments, some bands played a more aggressive style of punk rock, because they didn't consider the experimental bands Punk.
Kreuzberg has historically been home to the Berlin punk movement as well as other alternative subcultures in Germany. The legendary SO36 club remains a fixture of the Berlin music scene, championing new artists while staying true to its punk past. It originally featured mainly punk music and was often frequented by Iggy Pop and David Bowie. In the s, lots of new punk bands became popular in the scene and developed the so-called "Deutschpunk" style, which is not a generic term for German punk rock, but an own style of punk music that included quite primitive songwriting, very fast rhythms and politically radical left-wing lyrics, mostly influenced by the Cold War.
Probably the most important Deutschpunk band was Slime from Hamburg, who were the first band whose LP was banned because of political topics. While they 21. Century - Müllstation - Zeitbombe had some English lyrics on their first, self-titled LP, they have concentrated on German lyrics since their second LP "Yankees raus" "Yankees out", named after the anti-imperialist title track.
During this period, many bands were influenced by U. Those bands were also known for their extremely left-wing attitude and aggression in their songs. Popular compilations of this period were "Keine Experimente! In the mids, many of the former popular Deutschpunk bands disbanded, which resulted in a new phase, when so-called "Fun punk" got popular in Germany. Some of them got popular outside the punk scene, but were often criticized by the punk scene for being too trivial.
Around the same time, more German hardcore 21. Century - Müllstation - Zeitbombe started singing in English and got popular outside of Germany, like the Spermbirds from Kaiserslautern or Jingo de Lunch from West Berlin. Because of repressions by the state of East Germanythere was only a secret punk scene that could develop there. One of the most popular bands were probably Schleim-Keimwho also got popular in West Germany. Only in the last years of the German Democratic Republic did the government allow some bands  like Feeling B or Die Skeptiker from East Berlinbut those bands were criticized in the scene for cooperating with the government.
Some of these 21. Century - Müllstation - Zeitbombe applied for and received "amateur licenses" to allow them to perform in state-sanctioned venues, while still maintaining connections with the underground East German punk community. After the German reunification Divine Weep - Tears of the Agesthe political situation in the east of Germany changed dramatically, and several groups of neo-nazis were founded.
This new wave of neo-Nazism in Germany led many punk bands from the s to reunite and release new albums, for example Slime, who released their final LP "Schweineherbst" inof which the title track is a furious rant against politicians 21. Century - Müllstation - Zeitbombe citizens who ignore the new dangers of neo-Nazis in Germany. Also, many bands of eastern Germany got popular in the west.
In Sincerely - Shenley Duffus - Sincerely following years, the punk scene stayed active in Germany and spawned many popular new bands like Terrorgruppe from Berlin or Knochenfabrik from Cologne.
Some bands were influenced by heavy metal musiclike Dritte Wahl from Rostock or Fahnenflucht. Labels 21. Century - Müllstation - Zeitbombe Weird System are still active and release reissues of classic German punk records. There are also a number of fanzinesfor example "Plastic Bomb", "Trust" and "Ox". A phenomenon of the punk scene in West Germany were the Chaostage chaos dayswhich took place in the mids in Hannover and Wuppertal and were meetings of punks from all over Germany. Along with those chaos days, the Anarchist Pogo Party The Voyage - The Moody Blues - On The Threshold Of A Dream Germany APPD was founded as a party for punks and "social parasites", but got more popular in the s, when the most legendary chaos days took place in Hannover in and and resulted in huge riots and the destruction of cars and buildings.
A whole supermarket was depredated and alcoholic beverages were stolen by punks. These chaos days were the main topic of TV debates and newspapers for several weeks then. Popular bands like WIZO spontaneously played a show there, and Terrorgruppe wrote a classic song about it "Wochenendticket", named after a train ticket that most punks used in order to get to Hannover from all across the country.
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