I love music. I love listening to it, I love going to concerts, I love to find new great bands, I can play a little bass and saxophone, David is one of the greatest musicians EVER. So music is an important part of my life. I have lots of favorite bands. The lyrics of most of my favorite bands are in English but there are also some great German bands that people outside of Germany probably don't know. That's why I want to introduce you guys to some amazing German bands.
This band plays a very important role in my life. I went to my first Tocotronic concert when I was 14 and it was my first (good) concert ever. I will never forget the gig, I was just blown away. It was so exciting for me. My parents had to drive my friends and me to the concert because we were too young. It was a 45 minute drive and my parents went out for dinner during the concert. I adored this band (and still do), I even wanted to look like these guys (really!) so I was dressed like this for 2 or 3 years:
That means: cord pants, an Adidas training jacket from the 70s, band shirts and Converse sneakers. It was awesome.
So if you want to listen to one of their songs:
What do you think about it?
Another band that played an important role in my teenage years are the Beatsteaks. I have been to many of their concerts and every single one was amazing. Their lyrics are in English but they are from Berlin. And very nice people by the way. Their guitar player offered me a beer after one of their gigs.
Listen to one of their greatest songs:
Here is another band with German lyrics. Die Sterne. The second concert in my life was one of Die Sterne and two other bands.
The video is just awesome.
And last but not least: This is one of the most famous German bands. Unfortunately, not American-famous....I am not sure if there is any German singer or band that is famous in America. I guess some people might know "99 Luftballons (99 red balloons)" and Rammstein.
What is your favorite band from your home country? Do you like going to concerts?