Finally they fly again! At the 23. September with „Goofy was said to live longer“ the new album by Fun-punk band „Abstürzende pigeons“ appeared. Fun-Punk? In the strict and orthodox punks the term was then more than frowned upon. Even Michael „Olga“ Algar, Singer of Toy Dolls, apply internationally as the inventor of the genre, rejects the concept until today. The crashes ends pigeons contrast, the Mirco „Micro“ Bogumil 1983 founded together with Konrad Kittner, wore the name with pride. A response received the pigeons at the very beginning of their careers to hear: „You guys are no punks!“ From the rigors and Orthodox. To Whom, the understanding of real freedom little…

Abstürzende pigeons - Goofy was said to live longer

It was the „Fun“ of crashes ends pigeons in my view, the real liberation, the air we breathe, the impish grin at clenched fist, the flower in the buttonhole to studded belt and red laced boots. They always played fast, grip and stage diving and fraternity on stage without grid and shut themselves in larger events they used earlier than most. The music industry opened and denied them simultaneously. As them in the nineties around albums like „Under the Sign of Blöden“ and „The last shuts the door“ obeyed even chart success and BRAVO stories, they wrote with „EMI“ a parody of their record company and made it almost, to smuggle the song unnoticed on the album. „The plate was practically in pressure“, says Micro, „only sometime someone has the tape actually belongs times until the end.“ The single of the album consists mostly of original Call on Conrad AB. In Hape Kerkeling's film „Kein Pardon“ they play Wiring Aids. The tours through the new federal states newly pushed-after reunification with the FRG were to „Self defense tours“ by occupied by aggressive fascists area. One Day travel them 150 Neo-Nazi hooligans after even by train.

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Abstürzende pigeons - Never again Pegida

About 25 Years later it looks in some parts of eastern Germany again as it did. Since it is only logical, that the pigeons as the first single of the new album a catchy tune called „Never again Pegida“ unpacking. 1997 was – except for two small Reunionkonzerte 2002 – dissolved the band. 2006 Micro had his best friend and fellow Konrad with only 44 bury years after cardiac arrest. stands on Conrad's grave stone „Peace and circuses“, an evocative blend of the Roman „Bread and Circuses“ and the 1993's album title of band, „War and Games“. An attitude, the Micros new and current colleagues Olli has absorbed his life as a fan of the band, until he 2013 finally himself was a member. „It has long used Calls, until we shared a Music could make, which really sounds again like doves“, says Micro, „But it worked.“ Now everything will be done so as before: recorded in their own studio, produces itself, toured the dangerous Eastern. „Most have advised us: Power merely no new album, playing the old stuff. That's enough.“ to heard „Goofy was said to live longer“ one can exclaim with a big grin on his face: Thank you, Micro and Olli! Thank you, that you did not hear it,! Because DAS, dear critic, Operators and journalists, her this text here just read, THIS is the air we breathe, the punk needs and makes you feel, to be alive! Neither interminable manifestos nor profane Suffschlager, but the essence of a lot of enthusiasm and the few clear boundaries, the one shall work for a dignified life obstructive. against fascists. counter surveillance. against Frühvergreisung. For freedom, for pleasure, for life, in the time it simply shits! The Strict and Orthodox? Sitting today a home, in parties or built. Because they have never understood, that the best breaks his chains by simple measures.

Abstürzende pigeons - Goofy was said to live longer

I liked the Punk Pathetique the two already always, because it was the Antipol to deadly serious riot Punk the Strict and Orthodox. The pigeons were simply refreshing and you could easily make only party. Now they're back – and the classic pigeon vibes are good to hear again. 16 Songs, slightly more than half an hour, perfect! More must also not be. Well produced and a cover in the style of old records. Perfect! One can easily recognize, Who here is on works - just in opener „Horror Part 3“. Here one feels immediately in the 80s or early 90s set back. Sure are a few things rather flat-funny and silly - but they are just. And clearly there is still also serious issues. The pigeons have always clearly positioned against the right and they need due to the AFD and consorts now unfortunately again. And the rest of the songs is without of course have quite entertaining draft, but that was anyway always the core competence of the two. Funny to silly, but always emulate fast and fresh go without hurt. On the concerts, since the deaf 2013 play again, experienced Micro, how much has their kind of punk actually causes. „Because people come from the former East Zone, who say: You have saved our lives.“ Or cabinets, „three years jail under his belt, tattooed, Rings in face“, take Micro in the arm and say: „You were as Boy for me is the great.“ Great for all the young people of today, which can make this experience now again from scratch with the pigeons. Konrad would be proud of this, O kings of Punk Pathetique!


  • The horror part 3
  • sleep off
  • peaks Punk
  • Lindener Girls
  • freedom dies
  • Never again Pegida
  • No Future was yesterday
  • No appointments
  • The roadie job is not as easy as one might think
  • Tim Buktu
  • Break
  • The flowers are for you Mr. Police Officer
  • You know what you want me times can
  • In the garden are murderers
  • The pigeons come
  • Past
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