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Düsseldorf, Germany (1971 – 1975, 1985 – 1986)

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.

The duo briefly reunited in 1985 to record a fourth studio album. Working without the assistance of Conny Plank the sessions were aborted. The group disbanded soon after in 1986. Material from the sessions was released by Dinger without Rother’s consent in 1995 as “Neu! 4”. Following Dinger’s death in 2008, Rother having gained consent from Dinger’s widow, collected together the full recordings and released his own version of the fourth Neu! album titled “NEU! ‘86


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  • Haddonfield69

    Classic review at

    25 Mar 3:53pm Reply
  • malajen

    Leb' wohl! After Eight! E-Musik! Thank God for NEU! 75.

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • f3rran_smi7h

    С первого альбома можно только hallogallo слушать, а второй и третий шикарны целиком! [2]

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • sashahen

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

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • tildevplus

    im gluck

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Siska_Square

    в первом еще как минимум Negativland крутая!

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • twistedeye

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

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • limonad_limonad

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

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
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    12 Jul 2014 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    I'm liking this a lot.

    12 Jul 2014 Reply
  • cheokech

    great band

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Gut once agai n.

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • if6was91412

    noi es amor <3

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • Vodker1


    28 Apr 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    one of the sickest

    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Bentwick09


    9 Apr 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • trashcity_

    Four incredible years

    6 Feb 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
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