From time to time there are bands who in their more or less long career release only one single, which then becomes a hit. Most bands are then usually forgotten. Only a few are allowed to become a cult band with just one single record and survive the times. P1/E is such a band, or much more an "open project" with changing participants.
In 1980, their only 7" "49 Second Romance / Dependence" was released in Berlin and especially the first song is still unforgotten in the wave scene, not only in Germany, and provides movement on the dance floors of clubs and parties among minimal-electro friends. Later in the year followed tracks on the Monogam and Licht & Schatten Compilation.
The band was known for legendary live performances, one of which was impressively captured by Jörg Buttgereit / Manfred Jelinski in the documentary "So war das SO36". The live recording of the concert was released in 2005 on Vinyl On Demand under the title "Second Offender" and quickly became a cult classic.
After the split in 1981 the band members moved to Einstürzende Neubauten, EXKURS and Tennis Boy Blues. In 1989 Schäumer did two tracks for Acid Generation released by Big Sex Records, the predecessor of Tresor Records.
In 2020 P1/E are back as an open electronic project.
Band Members: Michael Schäumer, Alexander Hacke, Michael Hirsch, Ute Droste, Michael Voigt, Thomas Voburka, Eric Franke, Michael Jarick, Maruan Youssef
(bio from the official website https://p1-e.de)
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