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Fsk (Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle, German meaning “voluntary self control”) is a German band that was formed in Munich in 1980. It became involved in the underground-part of the German New-Wave-Scene of the early 1980s. The band name is a reference to the German motion picture rating organisation Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft, which uses the same acronym. Their records were released on the legendary ZickZack-Label owned by Punk-guru Alfred Hilsberg. Later in the decade, they became favourites of British radio-guru John Peel, and were themselves strongly influenced by the independent British music scene of the 1980s. In the late 1980s they became interested in country music, influenced by bands like the Mekons, who also had a special approach to country music. FSK played a lot with David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker and recorded in his Studio in Richmond, VA. In the mid-1990s they discoved Techno and House for themselves. Since then they have been recording in Weilheim in Germany which boasts a rich music scene around bands like the Notwist. Their latest album, First Take Then Shake, was recorded with Detroit House-producer anthony shake shakir.


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  • prominence_la

    Methinks I've found a new band to gush about.

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • AlanVegas

    about time their lyrics are translated into English. it's really mind-blowing! can't believe they really exist...

    3 Sep 2012 Reply
  • derekdavalos

    if they r good enough for cvb and david lowery, they r good enough for me!

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • interncom

    und wenn beim zusammenlegen herauskommt, dass zwei verschiedene alben plötzlich ein cover haben?

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • interncom

    und wir freuen uns, dass das schöne hochgeladene foto von f1 jetzt mal gut zur geltung kommt. und es ist uns auch nicht egal. so! :)

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • f1

    mir wärs egal, aber ich würd mich über freiwillige selbstkontrolle und f.s.k. und das was von fsk zu f.s.k. gehört zusammengelegt freuen, so oder so.

    16 Dec 2008 Reply
  • tote_Crackhure

    ich kann nur sagen mich hat das Konzert echt beeindruckt...

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • interncom

    man kann über korrekte namen nicht abstimmen. und erst recht nicht hier und so auf doof! mannmannmann! fraufraufrau! und als nächstes räumen wir bei aldi noch die regale auf, oder was?

    25 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Killerdwarf

    das neue album überzeugt mich nicht wirklich, sorry

    4 Apr 2008 Reply
  • fluxkit

    One of the best bands ever

    23 Jan 2007 Reply

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