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Monday 18 October 2021

Tons of Fun

Ton Steine Scherben were a German rock band who were big cheeses on the West Berlin squatting and anarchist scenes in the early 1970s - the limburgers of the radical left if you like. Probably more significantly in terms of their cultural impact, they were pretty much the first German language rock band with any sort of public profile at all. 

"Keine Macht für Niemand" ("No Power For Nobody") came out in 1972 and was their second album. Obviously those of us who don't speak the German don't get the full impact, but it is still a decent listen even so. Here are a couple of tracks.

"Wir Müssen Hier Raus!" - Ton Steine Scherben

"Schritt für Schritt ins Paradies" - Ton Steine Scherben


  1. There is a 13CD set of Ton Steine Scherben on Bear Family. €120. I am tempted

    1. From two tracks to 13 CDs does seem a big leap of faith