I really like German bands like Falco and Rammstein. Especially the techno type stuff Falco did (Rock me, Amadeus). What are some good techno songs/groups from Germany or Asia (Asia also has good techno)?
Oh, Falco was one guy? Oh well, I'm just looking for some good import techno music. I have the MP3 of Der Komissar. Good song. Anything else? And Dennilfloss, dare you disagree and perhaps anger the Falco gods?
I did disagree (that it was a band and the greatest) and the anger of the Falco gods doesn't mean a rat's patootie to me. But if you like it, just enjoy it.
Falco - Biography
b. Johann Hölzel, 19 February 1957, Vienna, Austria, d. 6 February 1998, Puerto Plaza, Dominican Republic. Using a droll mixture of German and English lyrics, Falco had several international hits in the 80s. After completing his studies at the Vienna Conservatoire, he played bass guitar in the punk band Drahdiwaberl, composing 'Ganz Wien' which appeared on their Psycho Terror in 1979, and was banned because it contained the line 'all Vienna is on heroin today'. His solo career began in 1982 with the rap-style European hit 'Kommisar' and the controversial tale of prostitution 'Jeanny', which topped the German charts despite a complete radio ban. Falco's first impact on the English-speaking world came with 'Rock Me Amadeus' (1985). Co-written with Dutch producers Rob and Ferdi Bolland, the song's zany mixture of speech and singing made it number 1 in the UK in 1986 at the same time as Falco 3 went into the Top 10 in America. After releasing the rock ballad 'Vienna Calling', Falco returned to the 'Amadeus' mode on 'The Sound Of Musik', which was an attack on Austrian president Kurt Waldheim. Despite his collaboration with model and film star Brigitte Nielsen on 'Body Next To Body', Falco's later records, such as 'Titanic' in 1992 were not successful outside German-speaking territories. Moving to the Dominican Republic for tax purposes, he was building his own recording studio when he was killed in a car accident in February 1998.
Check out these Falco songs: "Mutter, der Mann mit dem Koks ist da" (German lyrics), "Cyberlove" (German lyrics), "Egoist" (German lyrics), "Naked" (English lyrics. Those are all out of his late work. He was working on a new record, when he had that car-accident. The record company released it as "Out of the dark-Into the light". I don't care for the title-song too much. It is a "Jeanny" type song that is a lot about death (translated from German: "Do I have to die, before I can live?". It was widely interpreted as a vision of what was going to happen to him. I think that is overdoing it a little. It is true though, that Falco had a huge comeback in the German speaking regions after his death and "Out of the dark-Into the light" sold more copies than any other of his records, somehow ironic.