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 Post subject: Can you recommend a book on Rammstein?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:32 am 
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Hi all

Hit me with your best suggestions on Rammstein-litterature.
More specifically; "documentary style"-books on Rammstein. Have you read any worth recommending.
Does not necessarily need to include direct interviews with the band members, but would be great, if they exist.

Not a list - personal recommendations (=you have read it yourself) :D

Thanks in advance :)


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 Post subject: Re: Can you recommend a book on Rammstein?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:02 am 
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There are not really that many books on R+

The Rammstein book by Gert Hof I think is pretty good. The members give some of their ideas about music and their background. And the big Feeling B book is really good, the Punk im Osten by Roland Galenza. Paul, Flake and Schneider talk about how they got into the music and how they lived back then. There is a lot about Paul and Flake's childhood as well. Flake's book Der Tastenficker is a good book too, even though it doesn't mention R+ or the rest of the band much. In both the Feeling B book and Flake's book, they speak about their lives in the East with a lot of love and warmth, which is nice to read.
The Feeling B Grün und Blau is also a bit of a documentary.

That inofficial Rammstein biography is apparently not that good and has quite a few mistakes in it and the same with Ursprung Punkzene. It's supposed to be written after discussions with the band, but still claims that Schneider has 5 brothers and so on. :roll: And it lists Paul as being almost 180 cm tall. Um... right. :lol:

And really, if you get to know the East, you learn a lot more about R+ and understand them better. Why the like typically eastern things and still go to self service cafes and stuff. It reminds them of home and the things they grew up with. It's the same for my friends and family who grew up in East-Germany. The East wasn't just the wall and Stasi, people lived perfectly happy lives here. Books like Unsere Kindheit in der DDR is a nice read if you want to read about just normal family life in East-Germany. If you want to see what Prenzlauer Berg looked like when the R+ grew up and first started making music there, check the photo book Prenzlauer Berg by Wolfram Venohr.

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