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Böhse Onkelz - Der nette Mann (banned in Germany) (1984)

Böhse Onkelz - Der nette Mann (banned in Germany) (1984)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Frankreich '84 (France '84)

Fußball + Gewalt (Soccer and Violence)

Der nette Mann (The Nice Man)

Deutschland (Germany)

Singen und Tanzen (Singing and Dancing)

Mädchen (Girl)

Tanz auf deinem Grab (Dance on Your Grave)

Dr. Martens Beat

Vereint (United)

Freibier (Free Beer)

Stolz (Pride)

Freitag Nacht (Friday Night)

Böhse Onkelz

Alkohol (Alcohol)

Der nette Mann (German for "The nice man") is the debut album by German rock band Böhse Onkelz. It was released in 1984. Der nette Mann is considered the first album of the German skinhead subculture.

Six of its 14 tracks are deemed to either promote violence, Nazi-ideology or pornography by the German Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons. Therefore, not only the whole album is put on the 'index' (which means, it is not to be sold to minors, not to be put on public display, not to be advertised). Shortly after the 'indexing', the album was additionally embargoed due to purported "glorification of violence" in its lyrics, making it altogether illegal to sell the album in Germany. As of today, this decision ceased to come into effect, the indexing still stands.

Original copies of the album (2,000 were sold) are regarded as rarities and have a value of more than €350.

On 28 December 2020, the album was officially reissued for the first time as part of the group's Onkelz: 40 Jahre boxset, albeit omitting the tracks "Frankreich '84", "Fussball + Gewalt" and "Dr. Martens Beat", after the Onkelz lobbied to have the album removed from the Index.

Böhse Onkelz (German pronunciation: [ˈbøːzə ˈʔɔŋkl̩ts]), sensational spelling of böse Onkel (German for "evil uncles") is a German rock band formed in Frankfurt in 1980. The band reunited in 2014. Despite mass-media criticism concerning their past as skinheads, several of their later records topped the German album charts (selling over 5,338,000 records and 425,000 videos or DVDs). E.I.N.S. was their most successful album, with over 510,000 copies sold.

Böhse Onkelz Band Members / Musicians

Kevin Russell – lead vocals (1980–present)

Stephan Weidner – bass, vocals (1980–present)

Peter Schorowsky – drums, percussion (1980–present)

Matthias Röhr – guitars (1981–present)

Böhse Onkelz Discography Full

1984: Der nette Mann (banned in Germany)

1985: Böse Menschen – Böse Lieder

1987: Onkelz wie wir...

1988: Kneipenterroristen

1990: Es ist soweit

1991: Wir ham' noch lange nicht genug

1992: Heilige Lieder

1993: Weiß

1993: Schwarz

1995: Hier sind die Onkelz

1996: E.I.N.S.

1998: Viva los tioz

2000: Ein böses Märchen… aus tausend finsteren Nächten

2002: Dopamin

2004: Adios

2007: Onkelz wie wir

2016: Memento

2020: Böhse Onkelz

Böhse Onkelz Singles

1981: Kill the Hippies – Oi

1992: Ich bin in dir

1995: Finde die Wahrheit

1998: Terpentin

1998: Shape CD (ticket for the tour of 98)

2000: Dunkler Ort

2002: Keine Amnestie für MTV

2004: Onkelz vs. Jesus

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