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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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  • 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
  • roemilca111

    The funny thing is that now, in 2013, their sound still feels "noi".

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • gokunirvana

    The funny thing is that now, in 2013, their sound still feels "neu".

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • njcfm

    Literally just found out their name is pronounced "noi". I feel like an idiot.

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    Still sounds like they could have formed yesterday (or 30 years in the future).

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Isaaaaaak

    i've actually found basically neu's discography on CD in big brand music stores you wouldn't expect to find krautrock in. really no excuse to be buying overpriced digital downloads from a shite company when you can get any album for about £6 quite easily.

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • karrylle

    I just have to leave something here.

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • sim_maiden

    Over at my Podcast we had a chat about Neu!'s 1975 album Neu! '75 in our krautrock marathon. You should have a listen to it, chances are if you stumbled across this page you'll dig it: http://lastpodcastshow.com/2013/06/06/episode-96b-like-clockwork-demo-tapes-krautrock-die-wunder-jahre-1970-1975-neu-neu-75-1975/

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • cheeze5

    "They had a way of drumming that allowed your thoughts to flow!" - David Bowie on NEU!

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • mansfeld-bernd

    nåi

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • Brainwashed97

    "After Eight" was my 89,000th track. A damn good one too.

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Pusstulio

    Mis conocimientos musicales no serian para nada los mismos sin su influencia. Maestros y pioneros.

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • yohanpalych

    NEU für immer! // Всё наше -- навсегда!

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
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