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The Other Ones


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1.) The Other Ones was a band that consisted mainly of Australians, but was founded in Berlin in 1983. Their first album The Other Ones was released by Virgin Records in 1986, and their song “Holiday” became a hit worldwide in the fall of 1987. The single “We Are What We Are” was a minor American hit. The videos for both songs are still in rotation on U.S. VH-1 Classic. Their second album Learning to Walk was also released by Virgin Records in 1988.

The band’s line-up consisted of Alf Klimek (vocals, formerly singing in the Spliff Radioshow), Jayney Klimek (vocals), Johnny Klimek (bass), Andreas Schwarz-Ruszczynski (guitars), Stephan Gottwald (keyboards) and Uwe Hoffmann (drums).

Alf Klimek left the band in 1990 and returned to Melbourne, Australia. He owned his own studio, Birdland with producer Lindsay Gravina and worked in event musicals for a number of years until, in 1998 was asked by Klaus Baumgart to create a series of musical and audiobook productions for the successful “Laura’s Star” series.

Johnny Klimek collaborated with the German filmmaker Tom Tykwer and fellow composer Reinhold Heil (former keyboarder of Spliff and the Nina Hagen Band) as Pale 3 on the soundtracks for Tykwer’s films Wintersleepers, The International, Run Lola Run and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. They also have composed music for the HBO television series Deadwood, John From Cincinnati and the motion picture One Hour Photo, starring Robin Williams. His credits also include Land of the Dead and One Missed Call.


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  • CyberMusicLover

    Underrated Band!

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • David4realz

    21 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Jens33

    The Other Ones waren klasse!All the love wird immer noch oft unterschätzt!Das war ein klasse Song!Kommt heute noch im Set!:)Dann kommen immer die Nachfragen!Wer is das denn,habe ich in den 80ern was verpasst!

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • YoursTrulyJeff

    Love Holiday New York Club Mix.

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    "Und ich such' mir meinen Sender raus und spiel' mit 100 Phon..." Es gibt eine neue über die Berliner Band Spliff. Ihr Keyboarder Reinhold Heil ist inzwischen Teil des Pale 3-Projektes mit Johnny Klimek und Tom Tykwer, die Soundtracks wie "Lola rennt", "Der Krieger und die Kaiserin", "One Hour Photo" oder "Das Parfum" komponiert haben. Und Schlagzeuger Herwig Mitteregger hat in letzter Zeit zwei neue Alben herausgebracht. ZZee ya, Hans-Jürgen

    21 Dec 2009 Reply
  • capt_pogossian


    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Browlie

    oh how I love this song... love love love this song!!!!

    21 Mar 2008 Reply
  • u-he

    Well, The Other Ones from the 80ies are the original The Other Ones. They play next Friday (March 7th 2008) in Berlin btw. as special guest of You Pretty Thing.

    4 Mar 2008 Reply
  • smaguire420

    no. no no, the other ones are the surviving members of the dead for a few years. they toured. this happened.

    6 Feb 2008 Reply

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