Floh de Cologne
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Floh de Cologne (Translated as: Flea of Cologne) were a German band, active from 1966 to 1983, regarded as a pioneer of krautrock and Political Satire Music. After success at the beginning of the 70s, the band separated in 1983.
|Floh de Cologne|
|Genres||Krautrock, progressive rock|
Hansi Frank |
The group was formed in 1966 by a group of radical theatre students from the University of Cologne. Their first album, Vietnam, released in 1968, is a fierce criticism of the war in Vietnam, the profits made from said album was donated to a Vietnamese charity. They satirised consumer society and sought to take their message to young workers and apprentices. Impressed by their music and especially their lyrics, Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser decided to produce their next two albums: Rockoper Profitgeier (1971) and Lucky Streik (1972).
Their musical style is considered krautrock.
Members of the band from 1966:
- Gerd Wollschon (vocals/keyboards)
- Markus Schmidt (bass guitar/violin)
- Hans-Jorg "Hansi" Frank (drums/keyboards)
- Britta Baltruschat (vocals)
- Theo König (saxophone/clarinet/harmonica)
- Dick Städtler (bass guitar/guitar)
- Vridolin Enxing (keyboards/bass guitar/guitar/cello)
- Vietnam (1968)
- Fließbandbabys Beat-Show (1970)
- Rockoper Profitgeier (1971)
- Lucky Streik (1973)
- Geyer-Symphonie (1974)
- Mumien – Kantate für Rockband (1974)
- Dieser Chilenische Sommer War Heiß (1974)
- Tilt! (1975)
- Rotkäppchen (1977)
- Prima Freiheit (1978)
- Koslowsky (1980)
- Faaterland (1983)
- "Floh de Cologne macht Schluß". Der Spiegel (in German). 18 April 1983. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- Scott Brown, Timothy (2013). West Germany and the Global Sixties: The Anti-Authoritarian Revolt, 1962–1978. Cambridge University Press. p. 187-190. ISBN 9781107022553.
- Sack, Manfred (25 December 1970). "Lieber rot als doof". Die Zeit (in German). Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- "Politrock: Floh de Cologne beerdigt Flick". Der Spiegel (in German). 10 December 1973. Retrieved 5 July 2017.