One of a kind masterpiece...
Einzige | 09/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bought this aulbum for 25 cents in a bargain bin as a gag gift for a co-worker based only on the cover art. Never gave them the thing and it sat around still wrapped for @ a year. Bored one night and finally opened it up and played it. I was totally enthralled from start to finish. An amazing and breathtaking work of art. It pushes the limits of music and sanity, while retaining a keen sense of humor. The all German vocals only add to the intensity. Not for your everyday top 40 listener, but if you're a musician, interested in industrial, early electronic, or experimental music, you simply must check this out. If nothing else you can invite your friends over, have some beers, and say "you're not going to believe this crazy thing". Really though this is one of my favorite recordings EVER!"
Wire meets Devo meets Neubauten
Einzige | Phoenix Arizona | 07/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a fan of Devo's "Mongoloid Years," any of Wire's stuff--but especially the Pink Flag phase--and Einsturzende Neubauten, then this record should be a part of your collection.
This is the perfect mix of punk, industrial, and pure comic genius: crunchy minimalist synthesizers, dissonant guitars, and a very hyper vocalist who alternates between barking and screeching the lyrics. When you realize these guys were doing this in 1980 it just makes it that much cooler, too. Audiences must not have known what hit them!"
It's patchy, but there's some great stuff on here
Travis Miller | Shepherdstown, WV United States | 12/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like a previous reviewer, I picked this one up in a bargain bin, for fifty cents. Apparently obscure German synth-punk from the early 80s is not a big seller at Camelot Music.It's a startlingly unique album. Haphazard disco beats collide with chaotic, mistuned guitar squeals. Ludicrous German lyrics are barked in a frighteningly militant voice (one track translates to: "I'm the sexy Lola/Der Liebling of the fashion/I have a pianola/at home in my drawing room/everybody knows me/but no one can touch my pianola." WTF?). Synths chirp and squawk amidst the din, and anyone who thinks that synths are incompatible with punk rock needs to listen to this album.There are also a number of more sober, orderly tracks, mostly repetitive, slower in tempo, and heavier on the electronics, but these are less interesting than the aural assaults.Recommended tracks: "Die Lustigen Stiefel", "Die Fesche Lola", "Co Co Pino"."