Playing tracks by
b/art, Heino, Jello Biafra, Heinoh, Heinoo and more.
WTM Wreck Heino Oh No 1224
Heino is a very strange phenomenon who has lived for over 50 years behind sunglasses because of a rare eye condition. He is that blond alien who seems to represent on some level otherness, gender, political & racial indeterminancy. An empty cipher into which we can pour our entertainent needs & longings. His music kitsch folk-schlager challenges all of our taste capacities & yet he has been able to climb out of that schlager world imbued with Heimat, hints of flaky cliché-embracing nationalism, cranked-out hits & is beloved by Jello Biafra, he covers Kraftwerk, Trio’s “Da Da Da,” German punk bands, refers to PiL’s “This is not a Love Song” in “Amerika,” the Rammstein song he performs with the band. He has done numerous performances with Rammstein. Has taken to wearing James Brown tux tails made of biker leather, decorated with studs in the shape of a skull. If space aliens were to visit us here, they would totally understand him ... or maybe not.