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Frequently Asked Questions: Miscellaneous

What is this song?

If you downloaded something and are not sure if it is Rammstein, check this list.

  • Schwarzes Glas: This was recorded back in 1994 when they were making demo tapes before ever being signed to a label. It has never been released.
  • Wilder Wein: This was recorded in 1994 as a demo. It was released first on the Engel [Fan Edition] single and later on Live aus Berlin, re-recorded live.
  • Feuerräder: This was recorded in 1994 as a demo. It was released on the Engel [Fan Edition] single.
  • 5/4: This is an instrumental track that had not been released until April 25, 2002, on the Mutter single. It is played live and was debuted at the fan rehearsal concert on April 16th, 2000. It has been played as an intro for many concerts on the Mutter tour.
  • Klitschko or Der Boxer: These were working titles for "Sonne".
  • Sandmann: This was a working title for "Mein Herz brennt".
  • Punk: This was a working title for "Feuer Frei!".
  • Pastor: This was a working title for "Halleluja".
  • Bringer: This is another name for "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen", usually seen on setlists.
  • Der Riecher: This was a working title for "Du riechst so gut".
  • Hallo hallo: This was a working title for "Das alte Leid".
  • Lied von der unruhevollen Jugend: A cover of the Feeling B cover of the song by Pakhmutova and Dobronravov, played live in Russia. Till, Paul, and Flake all played on the Feeling B version.

There are also many songs that are often confused with being Rammstein. Unless you see it in the discography then more than likely it IS NOT RAMMSTEIN. Do not assume so because it is in German and the file name says "Rammstein".

  • Ohne dich: This is often actually "Freiflug" by Megaherz (from their CD Kopfschuss), though Rammstein did release a song with this title on Reise, Reise.
  • Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein: The song's real name is "Gott Sein" and is by the band Megaherz, off of their CD titled Wer Bist Du.
  • Witt Heppner die Flut: The song's real name is "Die Flut" it is off of Joachim Witt's CD titled Bayreuth Eins and Peter Heppner guest sings on the track.
  • Böse: This is by Knorkator from their CD The schlechst of Knorkator.
  • Wut will nicht sterben: This song is by the Puhdys, and Till Lindemann guest sings. It is from their CD titled Wilder Freiden.

There are more, but use your brain before you believe a song is by Rammstein. Others that are not them are "Barbie Girl", "Leichenhalle", "Under to the Night", "Juden Hasst", "Trüffelschwein", and "Smurf".

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When will Rammstein tour again?

Check the Tour Dates section for info. Other than that, read the news.

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When will Rammstein come to my city?

Check the Tour Dates section for tour dates. Don't ask me. If I know it, it is there.

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What CDs do Rammstein have?

Check the Releases section.

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Where can I buy their CDs?

Most music stores carry at least some of their CDs. For those you can't find, try the Store section here on this site. Some are totally out of print or just plain rare. In that case, try eBay.

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What is a digipack?

Basically it is a type of CD case that is not like the standard one. The CD tray is glued or attached by some other means to the cardboard case and the front cover is just a flap that folds back.

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Did Rammstein's music cause Columbine?

No. Music never causes anyone to do anything. It is the person's own free will. If you don't believe me than why haven't the thousands of Rammstein fans already killed people? Rammstein have issued this press statement on the matter:

April 23, 1999
"The members of Rammstein express their condolences and sympathy to all affected by the recent tragic events in Denver. They wish to make it clear that they have no lyrical content or political beliefs that could have possibly influenced such behavior. Additionally, members of Rammstein have children of their own, in whom they continually strive to instill healthy and non-violent values."

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What happened to the Rammstein book?

It apparently was all finished and ready to be published, but never quite made it that far for a long time (around 1999). Finally, it was released on November 1, 2001.

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Does Till really urinate on the crowds?

No. During "Bück dich" he uses a fake penis that sprays liquid everywhere. It is attached to a hose running down his leg and off stage if you look.

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What remixes have Rammstein done?

Check the Releases section.

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Is there an official site?

English - www.rammstein.com
Deutsch - www.rammstein.de

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Is there a newsgroup?

Yes, alt.music.rammstein.
Most news servers should carry it. If not, ask the administrator to add it.

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What is the best way to learn German?

Take a class, get some grammar books and dictionaries, and immerse yourself in the language the best you can. For more good information, check out german.about.com.

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A note about translations

All translations except where noted have been done by the webmaster (Jeremy Williams). Every effort has been made to translate everything correctly. If a mistake is found, feel free to contact me.

Please be aware of the following information:

  • DU HAST DOES NOT MEAN YOU HATE, even if Rammstein made a version of the song with these words. See here for more information.
  • Many of Rammstein's official translations are incorrect. This is because they were not fully translations, but rather English versions made to sound good in English while not retaining the original meaning. See here for more information.
  • There is always more than one way to translate something.
  • Just because your friend told you something or because you took one year of German doesn't make you right.

I have been studying German since 1998 and consider myself fluent at this point.

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