Die Ärzte
Die Ärzte

Die Ärzte

About Die Ärzte

Formed in Berlin in 1982, pioneering German punk band Die Ärzte’s early songs railed against authority, before they shifted to their now-signature style of lyrical satire.

∙ Their 1993 breakthrough track, “Schrei nach Liebe”—a condemnation of the Neo-Nazi-led Hoyerswerda Riots—was a hit again 22 years later when extremism resurfaced in Germany.
∙ Though “Männer sind Schweine” (“Men are Pigs”) is one of the best-selling singles in German history, the band stopped performing after it spawned sexist parodies.
∙ The 2001 music video for “Yoko Ono,” from Runter mit den Spendierhosen, Unsichtbarer!, landed in Guinness World Records for its scant 47-second run time.
∙ They were named Best German Act at the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards and have received multiple Bravo Otto, Comet, and ECHO honors at home.
∙ Drummer Bela B has released four solo albums, written a novel, narrated more than a dozen audio books, and launched a successful acting career, including a cameo in Inglorious Basterds.
∙ Each of frontman Farin Urlaub’s seven solo albums has landed in the German Top 10, with three of them going all the way to No. 1.

  • ORIGIN
    Berlin, Germany
  • FORMED
    1982

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