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Die Toten Hosen - Opel-Gang (1983)

Die Toten Hosen - Opel-Gang (1983)


Tracklist front / back album covers


"Tote Hose" (Nothing going on, lit. Dead trousers) − 1:24

"Allein vor deinem Haus o. dein Vater der Boxer" (Alone in front of your house or your father the boxer) − 2:18

"Modestadt Düsseldorf" (Fashion city Düsseldorf) − 2:16

"Reisefieber" (Travel nerves, lit. Travel fever) − 3:46

"Kontakthof" − 2:38

"Opel-Gang" − 1:47

"Willi muß ins Heim" (Willi has to go to an approved school) − 2:17

"Wehende Fahnen" (roughly Waving flags [from to go down with flying colours]) − 3:08

"Schwarzer Mann" (Black man or Man in black) − 2:20

"Geld" (Money) − 2:13

"Ülüsü" − 2:33

"Es ist nichts gewesen" (Nothing has happened) − 2:38

"Sommernachtstraum" (Summer night dream) − 1:37

"Hofgarten" (Court garden) − 3:07

"Bis zum bitteren Ende" (Until the bitter end) − 2:19


2007 remastered anniversary edition bonus tracks

"Jürgen Englers Party" (Frege, von Holst/Frege) – 1:26 (from "Wir sind bereit")

"Niemandsland" (No man's land) (Frege, von Holst/Frege) – 2:41 (from "Reisefieber")

"Armee der Verlierer" (Army of losers) (Frege, von Holst/Frege) – 4:23 (from "Bommerlunder/Opel Gang")

"Opel-Gang" – 1:59 (from "Bommerlunder/Opel Gang")

"Schöne Bescherung" (roughly Happy holidays; lit. Nice gift-giving, also Nice mess) (Breitkopf, Frege, von Holst, Meurer, Trimpop/Frege) – 3:02 (from "Schöne Bescherung")

"Willi's weiße Weihnacht" (Willi's white christmas) (Breitkopf, Frege, von Holst, Meurer, Trimpop/Frege) – 2:35 (from "Schöne Bescherung")

"Knecht Ruprechts letzte Fahrt" (Knecht Ruprecht's last ride) (Breitkopf, Frege, von Holst, Meurer, Trimpop/Frege) – 3:46 (from "Schöne Bescherung")

"Kriminaltango" (Criminal tango) (Trombetto/Feltz) – 3:32 (from "Kriminaltango")

"Allein vor deinem Haus o. dein Vater der Boxer" – 2:26 (from "Kriminaltango")

"Es ist vorbei" (It's over) (Frege, von Holst/Frege, Meurer, Trimpop) – 3:09 (from "Kriminaltango")

"Die Abenteuer des kleinen Haevelmann" (The adventures of the little Haevelmann) (von Holst/Frege) – 2:29 (as Tangobrüder, from the compilation Ein Vollrausch in Stereo - 20 schäumende Stimmungshits)

"Frühstückskorn" (Korn for breakfast) (von Holst/Frege) – 1:57 (as Tangobrüder, from the compilation Ein Vollrausch in Stereo)

"Bis zum bitteren Ende" – 3:08 (as Tangobrüder, from the compilation Ein Vollrausch in Stereo)

"Wir sind bereit" (We are ready) (Frege, von Holst/Frege) – 1:59 (live in „S0 36“ in Berlin, 30.04.1982)

"Hip Hop Bommi Bop" (Breitkopf, Frege, von Holst, Meurer, Trimpop/Meurer, Trimpop) – 4:34 (from "Hip Hop Bommi Bop")


Singles

1982: "Reisefieber"



Die Toten Hosen Band Members / Musicians

Campino - vocals

Andreas von Holst - guitar

Michael Breitkopf - guitar

Andreas Meurer - bass

Trini Trimpop - drums



Opel-Gang is the debut album of the German punk band Die Toten Hosen. The title is a reference to an article in a Düsseldorf newspaper, where a gang of small-time thieves, who drove self-tuned Opels, were named Opel-Gang, even though the band wasn't initially into car modding. The album took under 10 days to record.

As the band is from Düsseldorf, several songs on this album are centered on this city. "Modestadt Düsseldorf" is a nod to their home town; the title and the theme, although not the exact lyrics of "Opel-Gang" are based on the article mentioned above; in "Hofgarten", the Düsseldorf court garden is meant.

"Reisefieber" was released as a single and a video was made for it. "Opel-Gang" and "Bis zum bitteren Ende" have become live favourites and defining songs for Die Toten Hosen; the band sometimes refers to itself as "the original Opel gang" and "bis zum bitteren Ende" has become somewhat a slogan for the band, also it was used as the title of their first live album.

Die Toten Hosen (literally "The Dead Trousers", figuratively "dead boring" referring to erectile dysfunction) is a German punk rock band from Düsseldorf.



Die Toten Hosen Discography Full

1983 Opel-Gang

1984 Unter falscher Flagge

1986 Damenwahl

1987 Never Mind the Hosen, Here's Die Roten Rosen

1988 Ein kleines bisschen Horrorschau

1990 Auf dem Kreuzzug ins Glück

1991 Learning English Lesson 1

1993 Kauf MICH!

1996 Opium fürs Volk

1998 Wir warten auf's Christkind...

1999 Unsterblich

2002 Auswärtsspiel

2004 Zurück zum Glück

2008 In aller Stille

2012 Ballast der Republik

2017 Laune der Natur

2017 Learning English Lesson 2



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