Playing tracks by
Extrabreit, Fehlfarben, Rheingold, Hubert Kah, Grauzone and more.
At the time of the punk music movement growing in UK in the late 70s, Germany was still divided ideologically and physically by politics and a wall.
Not so with rock music as West, and especially East, German rock bands took to the anti-establishment rawness of punk and new-wave, spawning their own blend of punk, new-wave, euro-rock and traditional German hard rock, to be known by the movement as Neue Deutsche Welle - or German New Wave - and abbreviated by anybody with trouble pronouncing it to NDW :-)
Starting out as an underground music movement, as the 80s rolled in it became more influenced by electronic rock and mainstream as record labels jumped on the bandwagon, producing factory-made one-hit wonders. By the mid 80s it had been abandoned by its proponents, but its influence can still be felt in later waves of punk rock and in dance-punk.
Wild Wednesday presents a little selection of some avant garde and commercial and tracks from the movement.