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Düsseldorf, Germany (1971 – 1975)

Neu! (the German word for “new”, pronounced “noy”) a band from Düsseldorf, Germany, were probably the archetypal example of what the UK music press at the time dubbed . The band had minimal commercial success when active from 1971 to 1975, but are credited with being a huge influence on a diverse group of artists, including The Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd., David Bowie, Gary Numan, Ultravox, Simple Minds, Devo, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Stereolab, Wilco as well as the current music scene.

The group were formally a duo consisting of Klaus Dinger (1946-2008; drums) and Michael Rother (*1950; guitar). Both played a variety of other instruments, notably Dinger sang and played guitar on ‘Hero’ and ‘After Eight’ from the third album “Neu! 75”, his brother Thomas Dinger and Hans Lampe both played drums for this version of the line up. All three of the group’s official albums were produced by the famous Krautrock producer Conny Plank.

After Neu!, Klaus Dinger would form La Düsseldorf and La! Neu?. Michael Rother performed as a solo artist and between “Neu! 2” and “Neu! 75” performed as part of a supergroup called Harmonia with members of Cluster, and occasionally Brian Eno

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  • why-am-i-here

    Im gluck (2)

    22 Oct 3:04pm Reply
  • sashahen

    Ja so geil. Die Musik meiner Jugend. It's timeless music.

    1 Oct 4:29pm Reply
  • tildevplus

    im gluck

    1 Oct 3:30am Reply
  • Siska_Square

    в первом еще как минимум Negativland крутая!

    7 Sep 4:49pm Reply
  • twistedeye

    С первого альбома можно только hallogallo слушать, а второй и третий шикарны целиком!

    22 Jul 9:27pm Reply
  • limonad_limonad

    Суперскучная группа, ещё хуже Кэн. Типа импровизация парочки сонных наркоманов.

    18 Jul 6:16am Reply
  • astraldisaster1

    perfection

    12 Jul 3:52am Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    I'm liking this a lot.

    12 Jul 12:37am Reply
  • cheokech

    great band

    3 Jul 6:55am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Gut once agai n.

    3 Jul 3:36am Reply
  • if6was91412

    noi es amor <3

    29 May 7:27pm Reply
  • Vodker1

    nåj

    28 Apr 9:37am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    one of the sickest

    14 Apr 1:55pm Reply
  • Bentwick09

    Hallogallo....

    9 Apr 2:48pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    самый каноничный краутрок из существующего, если хотите начать знакомство с жанром, то эта группа идеальна. к слову, дингер в моем личном топе лучших барабанщиков на втором месте среди всех лучших барабанщиков мира.

    9 Mar 10:10am Reply
  • trashcity_

    Four incredible years

    6 Feb 4:21pm Reply
  • gokunirvana

    Is it just me or does Klaus Dinger look like he's pointing a gun at the camera on the main pic? Just in the preview, though.

    12 Jan 7:22pm Reply
  • gokunirvana

    Yes. Not many people know it. It's like an inside joke, just not that funny. Certainly not to the "neu" fans.

    12 Jan 7:06pm Reply
  • WS9167

    Really? "Neu" is how you write it?

    7 Jan 2:34pm Reply
  • gokunirvana

    Well, yeah. But noi is how you pronounce it. "Neu" is how you write it. Just look at the cover of any of their albums.

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
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