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genetiks "I saw you in the playground - Let me see what you can do" Let's not get into bed with false modesty - The GENETIKS from Nuremberg are the best thing that could have happened to the German post-punk scene. Held together by singer Maik and keyboarder Anselm through turbulent years with changing line-ups, they have now delivered a modern classic in the form of their new CD "bitte zuruecktreten" (please stand back). This band is a full-blown hard-to-pin-down phenomenon: The GENETIKS are those guys in the corner no one seems to want to know. The beam in your own eye while you were decrying the mote in your brother's. The sort of people who really won't fit into a fashionable pigeonhole and who genuinely couldn't care less At last a band with depth, a band who can play and who don't need to rely on a comic turn on stage to distract from their mediocrity. Precision drumming, driving bass, sepulchral keyboard sounds and walls of noise from the guitar! DAF have appeared from the early 80s for a visit. Washington DC's GIRLS AGAINST BOYS and FUGAZI have left their calling cards. And wasn't there a band called EA80 who created a similarly oppressive atmosphere? If that wasn't enough: Those awesome lyrics. The GENTIKS are finally a band brave enough to be misunderstood. The lyric sheet helps, but a niggling doubt remains that you've missed something, that words are being used beyond your comfort zone, that stories are being told that you didn't really want to hear in that much detail. Lines like "This town is so hip, too much serious music" are like a slap in the face. What do they mean? Is it irony? Are they serious? Probably even the GENETIKS couldn't tell you for sure. This band is both deadly serious and ludicrous. And they sing about sex without reverting to ribaldry. This particular combination of contradictions has rarely been seen in Germany, perhaps in TREND or the GOLDENEN ZITRONEN. "bitte zuruecktreten" (please stand back) was recorded at the Lonestar Studios (home of THE ROBOCOP KRAUSS, AMEN 81, HIDALGO).
And is just a hint of the inferno that this band will unleash live.

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c/o Maik Dornberger
Fürther Str. 9a
90429 Nürnberg

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