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Music from East Germany’s “Gruppe Kreis”[Video]

October 28, 2014
Music from East Germany’s “Gruppe Kreis”[Video]

Gruppe Kreis was an East German pop and rock band that lasted from 1973 to 1982, Following is some of their music.

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Dieter Birr Unplugged [Video]

September 16, 2014
Dieter Birr Unplugged [Video]

Dieter Birr, the lead singer for the Puhdys since 1969, has gone solo with Maschine , his own band. Maschine was Birr’s nickname, given him by fellow band members for his prodigious appetite.Some of his solo repertoire is composed of remakes of old Puhdys songs. And quite a bit more songs are new compositions. Following […]

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A Cappella Versions of East German Rock Music [Videos]

May 16, 2014
A Cappella Versions of East German Rock Music [Videos]

For people who refrain from listening to instrumental music during the time between Passover and Shavuot, here is some a cappella East German rock music. Bataillon D’Amour by the East Berman group Silly was a megahit in East Germany in 1986. (Performed by MuSix) Here is a medlley from the East German group, the Puhdys, […]

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Some Puhdys Songs In English [Videos]

April 10, 2014
Some Puhdys Songs In English [Videos]

The Puhdys is the leading rock band of the former East Germany. In my opinion, their lyrics in the German language and their music qualify them as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Following are some of their songs performed in English. Prison Walls Are Silent is a song that they originally […]

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“Hello Earth” An East German Rock Song From 1978 [Video]

March 28, 2014
“Hello Earth” An East German Rock Song From 1978 [Video]

Here is a classic song from the East German rock group Berluc. Their 1978 song “Hallo Erde” deals with space travel. The opening lyrics translate as follows Hallo Erde hier ist Alpha, wir grüßen dich Planet Hello Earth. hear is Alpha.Planet, we greet you. Grüße von der Reise, die zu den Sternen geht Greetings before […]

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Music From the Sputniks [Videos]

February 19, 2014
Music From the Sputniks [Videos]

One of the earliest East German Beat bands was the Sputniks, existed form 1963 to around 1966. In East Germany, the leadership was initially very distrustful of any band that produced music that sounded like music from the west. The Sputniks, represent a softening of this position, a process that led to the formation of […]

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Our Ship By the Puhdys [Video]

January 17, 2014
Our Ship By the Puhdys [Video]

  Following is a song performed live in  Germany by the Puhdys. The song is “Unser Schiff” and the lead singer is Dieter Birr, who turns 70 this year. In one clip on You Tube, Birr proudly performs on stage with his granddaughter. His warmth towards her and his friendliness to the audience are truly […]

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What Shall We Drink By Oktoberklub [Video]

October 10, 2013
What Shall We Drink By Oktoberklub [Video]

  East Germany was alone among European communist nations having a neighbouring state with which it shared a language. Across communist East Germany, West German television and radio was available, making it even harder to shut out western, capitalist culture. The East German government, under the leadership of its ruling Socialist Unity Party, strived to […]

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A Song of Hope By the Puhdys [Video]

June 16, 2013
A Song of Hope By the Puhdys [Video]

    Music often serves as medicine for the soul. The following song “Hoffnung (Hope) is from the latest album by the Puhdys, which is available on Amazon downloads. There is more than one song by the Puhdys that has eased my pain in troubled times. This is one of them. wie oft zweifeln wir […]

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The Stars Were Out by the Puhdys [Video]

April 28, 2013
The Stars Were Out by the Puhdys [Video]

The Puhdys, who were the leading rock group in East Germany from the late 1960’s until reunification. They are still performing together and producing new songs, and have a following in Germany and abroad. Their latest album “Es War Schon” (It was beautiful)  came out in 2012. The lyrics to many of the songs are […]

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Hallo Erde by Berluc, a Rock Group From the Former East Germany [Videos]

March 31, 2013
Hallo Erde by Berluc, a Rock Group From the Former East Germany [Videos]

Berluc is a rock group that was founded in 1974 in the former East Germany.The name of the band is a fusion of the first three letters of the home cities of the band’s founders, who come from Berlin and Luckenwalde. The first major hit of Beluc was , Hier ist Alpha (Here is Alpha, […]

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Gruppe Simultan of the Former East Germany [Videos]

March 12, 2013
Gruppe Simultan of the Former East Germany [Videos]

The East German rock group Simultan was founded in 1971 in the city of Auerbach. It is a product of a merger between some members of the Orgaphonics and of the Günter-Fischer-Quintett. Since German reunification, there has been an increase in appreciation of popular music from the former East Germany. Although the Puhdys are by […]

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Song of the Day “Regen” by the Puhdys [Video]

November 18, 2012
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There are times when love and happiness bloom against a backdrop of trees that have surrendered their last leaves to the approaching winter. The following song “Regen” (Rain) by the Eat German rock group, the Puhdys reflects this heart warming juxtaposition of the warmth of love against a backdrop of winter. The video, the original […]

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Singer of the Day: Thomas Natschinski [Videos]

March 13, 2012
Singer of the Day: Thomas Natschinski [Videos]

  Thomas Natschinski, born in 1947, was from a musical family. His father, Gerd Natschinski was a composer and director. The young Thomas attended the prestigious Hans Eisler Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin and studied piano, music theory and composition. He later formed the group “Team 4”, so named because it comprised four members Both […]

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Song of the Day: Puhdys “Adventure” [ Video With Translation]

December 11, 2011
Song of the Day: Puhdys “Adventure” [ Video With Translation]

In general, I prefer studio versions of songs to concert versions. A rare exception to this is the Puhdys, a group from the former East Germany I have listened to since the early 70’s. They convey such warmth towards their audience in concert that it is a pleasure to listen to them. They really seem […]

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