Die Toten Hosen
Die Toten Hosen

Die Toten Hosen

About Die Toten Hosen

Since forming in 1982, punk band Die Toten Hosen have released 16 albums that were certified either Gold or Platinum in Germany.

∙ The band worked with hip-hop pioneer Fab Five Freddy in 1983 to record “Hip Hop Bommi Bop,” a rap-influenced version of their German drinking song “Eisgekühlter Bommerlunder.”
∙ Their 1988 LP, Ein kleines bisschen Horrorschau, is largely a concept album inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange.
∙ For their first English-language album, 1991’s Learning English - Lesson One, they recorded cover songs of their favorite UK punk bands.
∙ Riding the success of their chart-topping album Kauf mich!, the band opened for U2 in 1993 on the German leg of the Zoo TV Tour.
∙ During their 2005 episode of MTV Unplugged, they performed acoustic covers of the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop” and The Clash’s “The Guns of Brixton.”
∙ Die Toten Hosen celebrated 30 years as a band in 2012 and released Ballast der Republik, which topped album charts in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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