Einstürzende Neubauten «Greatest Hits» - rainy days opening
rainy days, the Luxemburgish festival of contemporary music, presents its Protected content "get real" with an exciting programme.
Do not miss the unique opportunity to listen to the legendary avant-garde band Einstürzende Neubauten, (which) is the «most enduring April Fool’s joke in music history» (laut.de) since its random founding on April 1, Protected content .
One of their trademarks is the use of custom-built instruments, predominantly made out of scrap metal and building tools, and noises, in addition to standard musical instruments. Their early albums were unremittingly harsh, with Bargeld's vocals shouted and screamed above a din of banging and scraping metal percussion. Subsequent recordings found the group's sound growing somewhat more conventional, yet still containing many unorthodox elements.
The band's name attracted unexpected attention when on 21 May Protected content , not two months after the band's forming, the roof of the Berlin Congress Hall famously collapsed, killing one person and injuring many. The resulting media attention surrounding the collapse of the German-American icon gave the meaning of their name a new dimension.
The Einstürzende Neubauten logo resembles a human stick figure with two arms, two legs (one shorter than the other), thin body and big round head consisting of a circled dot. It was not created by or for the band, but is a cave drawing of probably Toltec or Olmec origin, though its provenance has also been attributed to the much older sacred ring at Stonehenge. Singer Henry Rollins has an Einstürzende Neubauten logo tattooed on his right shoulder.
«Greatest Hits» is just a high-decibel review of 35 years of band history.
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