tv Pop Xport - Pop Xport Special Tocotronic Deutsche Welle July 30, 2018 1:30pm-2:01pm CEST
and central africa. their culture the state. only a promise to his son probably would return to the concrete and glass jungle of new york. the result reversed culture shock. from the forest. w. . welcome to another puppet exposed special day it's all about germany's brainiest band took a tronic. to talk about the indie rockers unique claim to fame listen to what other musicians have to say about them and have a look at their latest album. in their acrobats took a tronic have been one of
a kind in germany's charts for over twenty five years high time for a pub export portrait of the band like no other. lyrics fraught with meaning sumber tones the title track to talk a try makes twenty eight thousand album. eternity. on the band's twelfth studio album sing a different look so recounts his life in twelve songs. also notes that. the hope is of course to maybe come to a kind of self ethnologist like a field study of one's own life and of the same charge to create a portrait of society and present something in which listeners can recognize something of themselves. you know as if it's like the death of. the band which took
its name from a japanese games console has been around for twenty five years now. the three founding members now live in berlin but singer dick for looks so and bassist john miller first met while studying law in hamburg. have you know it's good that we met at a student orientation course at the university where we were both wandering around disoriented we spotted each other and for our there's someone who looks like me and not like everyone else it was love at first sight. they too eventually dropped out of university to devote all their time to music
their aspirations lyrics with death their style indie rock their look tracksuit jackets that's how talk a tonic started off in the early one nine hundred ninety s. . together we're talking tronic my name is and i play drums and also sometimes sing and play guitar. with my novice my name is jani and i like to play bass. and i sing and play guitar. that i set up like that back. soon the intellectuals of german pop had amassed a large fan base even though in the beginning they hadn't quite mastered their instruments yet. another one sure we were swimming first match. but that wasn't the most important thing for us to show what we could do on the instruments. it's just good minds on
the should be and trying both are more interested in expressing something or in getting across a certain mood to move to just doing tonight will be working. tronics fans understood them and with their third album the band hit the german charts for the first time. it takes isn't the lyrics are interesting and different from most other bands pretty crazy to michelle if i feel like they understand me if you see them in c.s. i. took a tronic was accepted by the mainstream but they remained rebellious in two thousand and two they appeared with a playback track on a t.v. chart show and traded instruments with a healthy dose of irony the band always managed to avoid accusations of being
sellouts they don't care for genre labels either. just make music that's enough isn't it. so shy so it doesn't matter if it's rock pop or grunge or whatever it doesn't matter what you call it my. brick macphail from the united states started off as the band's roadie before being asked to join as a fully fledged member in two thousand and four. and fix what's a long stick of a gross to go it's tough with us and i hope i can prove that i deserve it. beat germany top ten studio albums two of which climbed to number one. on a car into. sure rock stars even if they don't really seem like rockers.
so it's i could say i think that nowadays having a supposedly normal appearance is much more subversive them wearing some sort of punk costume that any bank clock would wear out of us or do you just because not understood. it would be lost going to sleep we prefer to look like buying clocks back our snuggest as you said it's ok to go. play a. recording the two thousand and twelve album even maybe boiling or how we want to live the album marking the band's twentieth anniversary was recorded on vintage analog four track equipment and deals with the topic of aging but the band has no intentions of retiring on music for its lead if you really love music list then you want to keep going because there are always more things that you'd like to do. reached.
maturity but a long way from being done talking trying to a quarter century of indie rock from germany. this pop export special is all about took a tonic and the video for electric guitar is all about singing songs coming of age the single is off the twenty eighteen album d n n p s cuts which went straight to the top of the charts. limited to.
a new play list on spotify worth twenty songs all made in germany. you'll also find chart toppers new releases and classic hits followed for export on spotify. touch on it all the superheroes of jam an indie rock beloved by fans critics offended musicians. and now they share some of their favorite things about to talk the talk next twenty five years of history. from the first time i heard it i thought the name talk of trying it just sounded great kind of techno like.
second hand and adidas track suit jackets they were just awful so i mean we all bought these damn jackets. pants in the worn out adidas sneakers only p.e. teacher is where yuck. but i like them right away because they had such outrageous song titles click. click. them so i for. sure reason must never prevail i really like that i thought it was great. but for. this. i appreciate their music
a lot and i'm always very very curious about their lyrics and i go to him and especially the smart and exciting stories they tell. and. this. momentous and you can tell those are people who just do their own thing you know i guess they do not you can see how much they love each other and i think it's a very homogenous bad.
as and you know look and they're all so funny i mean really really funny. that's one that's tough to be able to leave your own musical mark and to change the country's fashion all the entire way it looks i think that's something only the greatest achievement. something retail inspiration the video for the song this boy is talking. with this single and the album took a return to the german charts in two thousand and two.
a number of music projects. like working with the beat stakes on a soundtrack for the movie chick. in two thousand and fifteen he and theater director rene polish wrote an opera for berlin folks puna a full orchestra and chorus instead of guitars and drums. as a role model. for not so and producer to his mentor also make up the electro duo phantom ghost ship. with fribourg one of their very first songs took a tronic upset the entire city of the same name. from not so one studied there and in the song he pokes fun at how fanatical people in freiburg are about their bicycles later took a tronic stated that fribourg was just
a metaphor for any place where people feel excluded meanwhile tempers have cooled. was either way the song became a classic and inspired other musicians as well here's a covered by the electro project console. was. germany's indie rock intellectuals are particularly fond of this animated movie series tronic are huge fans of toys. for the front man derek for lots o. has a special favorite i'm lot stronger than bert that character and also you so you can build up that evil. empire and and most of the names quite similar to my lord school that's how i'm pronounce them to school also. and their latest album talk of trying to even quotes the toy astronaut buzz lightyear in german in the. field vita.
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things weren't necessarily always better in the old days. doesn't have very fond memories of his youth he grew up in a small city in seven germany and always felt like an outsider. he might not be here i recall have fearful i was as a child how little courage and cruelty are present and how strongly you perceived threats from other children vicious or mean they can be so maybe because i didn't really fit into the dominant. image of what the boys were supposed to be the same. this young man represents the young fun lot so into try next latest music videos. the album is like an autobiography in twelve songs memoirs that also reveal sad and embarrassing moments in his life. i think many people who write their autobiography tend to avoid these topics. he
said take a wall to run around with my memory starts a blur and you start recalling only the nicer moments instead of the tougher ones. even though they might be much more formative months mall says pray. a secret love affair in the video for electric guitar. has been colleagues recognize themselves in many of the stories direct from not so shares. their she even though we do all come from different places and yana from hamburg i'm from a small city and back one hundred kids from maine in the united states but we still
all share similar experiences and our discussions just developed from that after came a starting point for this album the point for us out of all. the longer talk around the greater the pressure becomes for them to keep. succeeding and their expectations are rising too they're no longer into just thrashing away at a guitar. you have money i was old and we used to just bash out the albums quickly . and we took what we had fun doing it and it worked well parts of todd but nowadays that wouldn't be the right way for us to do things anymore the ethics of the two and a half decades of music history twelve studio albums and took
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