From The Archives

Die Haut

-Chronology-

BERLIN
January 1982 - June 1997
Die Haut circa 1982
 Die Haut, in Aachen (DE) circa 1982. (l-r) Thomas Wydler, Christoph Dreher, Martin Peter and Remo Park. (Credit Ed Martin coop).   

Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of (studio) recordings, all line-ups, assorted trivia and other tall tales 
related to the German band Die Haut.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-
1982
Formation year. Recording and release of the "Schnelles Leben" album and " Der Karibische Western" 12" single.
At year-end, recording the "Burnin The Ice" album, with Nick Cave. Touring Germany and the Netherlands.

Line-up #1 (Berlin: January 1982-May 1984):
Christoph Dreher (bass)/ Remo Park (guitar)/ Martin Peter (guitar) and Thomas Wydler (drums).

Jan/Mar-82
DE Berlin,Studio Thomas Funk. Recording their "Schnelles Leben" album, with Rainer Berson on guest vocals on two tracks.


xx-Apr-82
DE Release of "Schnelles Leben" album (Monogam records).

Monogam Records was at the time co-owned by Elisabeth Recker (Nick Cave's girlfriend in 1985/1986).


08-Apr-82
DE Berlin-Friedenau,Music Hall

Note: First concert. "Schnelles Leben" album release party.


23-Apr-82
DE Nordhorn,Städtischen Galerie
Closing of exhibition by painter Walter Stöhrer.

Note: Second concert. Painter Walter Stöhrer's exhibition opened on 19-Feb-82.


Europe Jun-82

03-Jun-82
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

04-Jun-82
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

05-Jun-82
NL Groningen,Vera
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

06-Jun-82
NL Den Haag,Paard Van Troje
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

07-Jun-82
NL Rotterdam-Kralingen,Utopia-Hal 4
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

08-Jun-82
FR Paris,Bains Douches
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

Poster: Photo of tour poster.


25-Jun-82
DE Berlin-Moabit,Ballhaus Tiergarten
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

26-Jun-82
DE Hamburg,Versuchsfeld
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

27-Jun-82
DE Bochum,Zeche
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

29-Jun-82
DE München,Alabamahalle
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

01-Jul-82
DE Bremen,Aladin
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

02-Jul-82
DE Köln,Stollwerck,Maschinenhalle
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

03-Jul-82
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[support for The Birthday Party, with Lydia Lunch & Rowland S.Howard]

Poster: Photo of tour poster.

Note: Video footage, filmed (at Hamburg, Bochum, München and Bremen) by Gusztáv Hámos, available on "Skinned-A-Live" DVD (Hit Thing, 2004).


Cold Storage Studios

xx-Jul-82
UK London-Brixton,Cold Storage Studios,recording the "Der Karibische Western" 12" single, with Lydia Lunch and Nick Cave on guest vocals. Engineered by Charles Bullen [This Heat].

Photo: Credit John Riddy (1990).

Note: Cold Storage was This Heat's studio. Cold Storage, the cold room of an abandoned meat pie factory, was located @ 52 Acre Lane, Brixton (UK) and in operation from 1976-1996.


Dresdener Strasse 11

xx-Aug-82
DE Berlin-Kreuzberg,Dresdener Strasse 11.
The Birthday Party, sick of London, leaves and moves to Berlin (DE). Nick Cave first stays at Mark Reeder's [Die Unbekannten] place then later, when Anita Lane arrives, all move to Dresdener Strasse 11 (Christoph Dreher's [Die Haut] place).

Photo: Google street view of Dresdener Strasse 11, June 2008.


17-Sep-82
DE München-Ampermoching,Gasthaus zur Post
Cassettentäterfest

Setlist: The Long Good-Bye/ Wilde Pferde/ Ticket Brasil-New York/ Virginia/ Pleasure Is The Boss/ Der Karibische Western/ Anna Karina/ The Break/ Gefährliche Nächte/ Truck Love/ Tokyo Express/ Fröhliche Schlacht/ Go!Stop!Go!

Note: Available on the "Live in Ampermoching" tape.


Berlin 23-Sep-82

23-Sep-82
DE Berlin-Friedenau,Music Hall
In der Hall ist der Teufel los festival
[with The Birthday Party and Malaria!]

Setlist: Pleasure Is The Boss/ Tokyo Express/ ?/ Truck Love/ ?.

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Note: Four-day festival. On day one, 21-Sep-82, Die Unbekannten (Mark Reeder/Alistair Gray/Thomas Wydler) performed.


xx-Oct-82
DE Release of "Der Karibische Western" 12" single (Zensor Records).


Germany Oct-82

09-Oct-82
CH Zürich,Rote Fabrik
[support for Red Crayola and Art & Language]

13-Oct-82
DE München-Ampermoching,Gasthof zur Post
[support for Red Crayola and Art & Language]

14-Oct-82
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[support for Red Crayola and Art & Language]

15-Oct-82
DE Aachen,UKW
[support for Red Crayola and Art & Language]

16-Oct-82
DE Hamburg,Versuchsfeld
[support for Red Crayola and Art & Language]

17-Oct-82
DE Berlin-Kreuzberg/Neukölln,Sector
[support for Red Crayola and Art & Language]

19-Oct-82
DE Düsseldorf,Ratinger Hof
[support for Red Crayola and Art & Language]

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Spex October 1982.


Berlin 28-Nov-82

28-Nov-82
DE Berlin-Kreuzberg,S.O. 36,Atonal Festival
[with Notorische Reflexe, Malaria!, Didaktische Einheit and Frieder Butzmann]

Setlist: (a.o.) Untitled/...

Ad: Back cover of original program booklet.

Photo: Photo credit Peter Lind.

Note: Above track released on "V/A: Berlin Atonal" tape (Stechapfel Produktion, 1982).


Dec-82
DE Aachen,Studio West.Recording the "Burnin The Ice" album, with Nick Cave on guest vocals. Nick does his vocals in 2 days. Engineer Rainer Rutow.


xx-Dec-82
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar

Note: With Nick Cave on vocals.






1983
Mixing and release of the "Burnin the Ice" album. Touring the US (East coast) with The Birthday Party.

Mar-83
DE Berlin,Studio Thomas Funk. Mixing the "Burnin The Ice" album. Engineer Klaus Krüger [Tangerine Dream].


08-Apr-83
US NY,New York City,Dancetaria
[support for The Birthday Party]

Note: Start of first US tour.


Washington 15-Apr-83

15-Apr-83
US DC,Washington,9:30 Club
[with Here Today]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.


Philadelphia 16-Apr-83

16-Apr-83
US PA,Philadelphia,East Side Club
[with 3 Teens Kill 4]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.


xx-May-83
DE Release of the "Burnin The Ice" album (Paradoxx records).


xx-Aug-83
UK Release of the "Burnin The Ice" album (Svensk/Illuminated records).


Rotterdam 02-Sep-83

02-Sep-83
NL Rotterdam,De Doelen-Feestzaal,Pandora's Box Festival
[with Durutti Column, Howard Devoto, Siouxsie and the Banshees, SPK, Jah Wobble]

Setlist: Der Karibische Western/ ?/ ?/ Tokyo-Express/ ?/ Virginia/ Pleasure Is The Boss (*)/ The Victory/ Stow-A-Way (*)/ Truck Love (*).

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Volkskrant 25-Aug-83.

Photo: Photo credit Leo van Velzen.

Note: Partially broadcast by Dutch Vara FM radio on their 'Moondogs' show. With Nick Cave, vocals on (*).


Bochum xx-Sep-83

xx-Sep-83
DE Bochum,-

Photo: Credit Wolfgang Wesener.


24-Sep-83
DK København,Ungdomshuset
[with Cinema Noir and Holy Toy]


Roma 06-Oct-83

06-Oct-83
IT Roma,Teatrocirco Spaziozero,Progetto Germania festival
[with Einstürzende Neubauten]

Article: Scan of article, taken from l'Unità 21-Sep-83.

Note: Part of a theatre-art-cinema-cabaret-music festival sponsored by the German Goethe Institut. 05-Oct-83: Abwärts/X-Mal Deutschland; 06-Oct-83: Einstürzende Neubauten/Die Haut; 07-Oct-83: Extrabreit; 08-Oct-83: Lost Gringos/Belfegore; 09-Oct-83: Kowalski.


09-Dec-83
NL Apeldoorn,Gigant

Setlist: Der Karibische Western/ ?/ ?/ Tokyo-Express/ ?/ Pleasure Is The Boss/ Truck Love/ ? /?


Amsterdam 11-Dec-83

11-Dec-83
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Sons and Lovers]

Setlist: (a.o.) Der Karibische Western/ Tokyo-Express/ Gefährliche Nächte/ Nevada/ Go!Stop!Go!/ Beat it Up!/...

Review 1: Scan of review, taken from NRC Handelsblad 13-Dec-83.

Review 2: Scan of review, taken from Volkskrant 13-Dec-83.

Ad: Scan of advert, taken from Het Parool 07-Dec-83.






1984
Martin Peter leaves the band, Jochen Arbeit [later Einstürzende Neubauten] takes his place. Oliver Schütz [Sexorzisten] joins and Rainer Lingk [Sexorzisten] joins later. After Oliver Schütz leaves, Paul Braswell takes his place.

Berlin xx-Apr-84

xx-Apr-84
DE Berlin-Dahlem,Freien Universität Berlin-Audimax
Die Nacht der 1000 Töne

Photo 1: Credit unknown.

Photo 2: Photo credit Rainer Berson, taken from booklet with CD reissue (Hit Thing, 2004).

Note: With Paul Braswell on vocals. Paul Braswell, born in New York City (1957), is currently a Los Angeles-based experimental theater artist.


Line-up #2A (Berlin: May 1984-July 1984):
Oliver Schütz (vocals)/ Christoph Dreher (bass)/ Remo Park (guitar)/ Jochen Arbeit (guitar) and Thomas Wydler (drums).

Kempten Open Air 06-Jul-84

06-Jul-84
DE Kempten-Heising,Kempten Open Air festival
[with Grobschnitt and Eric Burdon]

Setlist: The Victory/ ?/ ?/ ?/ Halt Mich Fest-Golden Stardom/ Freischütz/ Verlust/ (Heiliger) Strohsack/ Sxx Drauf/ Gib Mir Haut/ Der Karibische Western.

Photo: Screen capture from a private video.

Note: Two day festival. Die HautAudio recording available from Hunt the Shunt. "Halt Mich Fest" later became "Nevada" ("Fandango" single), "Freischütz became "You Seen Angel Jésus" ("Headless Body.." album), "(Heiliger) Strohsack" became "My Gift To You" ("Headless Body.." album) and "Gib mir Haut" became "The Bells Belong To The Ashes" ("Headless Body.." album).


Line-up #2B (Berlin: July/August-November 1984):
Oliver Schütz (vocals)/ Christoph Dreher (bass)/ Remo Park (guitar)/ Jochen Arbeit (guitar)/ Rainer Lingk (guitar) and Thomas Wydler (drums).

Amsterdam 08-Nov-84

08-Nov-84
NL Amsterdam,Meervaart
One World Poetry festival
[with Kiev Stingl, Peter Glazer]

Ad 1: Scan of advert, taken from Volkskrant 08-Nov-84.

Ad 2: Scan of advert, taken from Volkskrant 01-Nov-84.

Note: "One World Poetry" 1984, ran from 02-Nov-84/11-Nov-84.


Line-up #2C (Berlin: November 1984-1986):
Paul Braswell (vocals)/ Christoph Dreher (bass)/ Remo Park (guitar)/ Rainer Lingk (guitar)/ Jochen Arbeit (guitar) and Thomas Wydler (drums).

Berlin Now 1984

xx-xxx-84
DE Berlin,filming video clip for "Nevada".

Photo: Screen captures from "Berlin Now" (1985), anthology film directed by Wolfgang Büld and Sissi Kelling.






1985
Recording of the "Fandango" single. No further activity for the band. Christoph Dreher (temporarily) joins Nick Cave's Bad Seeds in April and Thomas Wydler joins permanently. The Bad Seeds tour Europe, North America, Japan and Australia from April through December 1985.

xx-xxx-85
DE Berlin,Tritonus Studio. Recording the "Fandango" 12" single with (John) Paul Braswell.
Engineered by Raymond -Nainz- Wattz [Pig].






1986
Release of the "Fandango" 12" single. Limited touring.

Berlin 07-Jun-86

07-Jun-86
DE Hamburg,It's Jack Party Time festival
[with Tschernobyl, Cinema Verite, Mindblowers,..]

Article: Scan from Spex magazine, 06/86.


Berlin 1986

Summer 86
DE Berlin-Neukölln,Freilichtbühne Hasenheide

Photo: Credit unknown.


xx-Nov-86
NL Release of the "Fandango" 12" single (Megadisc).


17-Nov-86
NL Amsterdam,Mazzo

19-Nov-86
NL Den Haag,Paard Van Troje

21-Nov-86
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar

22-Nov-86
NL Goes,'t Beest

23-Nov-86
NL Venlo,OOC

Note: Tour cancelled because Thomas Wydler had broken his hand.






1987
Tour of the Netherlands. Recording the "Headless Body.." album with most of the Bad Seeds.
At year end, Remo Park leaves the band.

Line-up #2D (Berlin: January-December 1987):
Christoph Dreher (bass)/ Remo Park (guitar)/ Rainer Lingk (guitar)/ Jochen Arbeit (guitar) and Thomas Wydler (drums).

Goes 24-Jan-87

24-Jan-87
NL Goes,'t Beest
[with Gore]

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Volkskrant 24-Jan-87.


Venlo 25-Jan-87

25-Jan-87
NL Venlo,OOC

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from Limburgsch dagblad 20-Jan-87.


Amsterdam 28-Jan-87

28-Jan-87
NL Amsterdam,Melkweg

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Volkskrant 22-Jan-87.

Review: Scan of review, taken from Volkskrant 30-Jan-87


29-Jan-87
NL Utrecht,Tivoli


Deventer 30-Jan-87

30-Jan-87
NL Deventer,Burgerweeshuis

Review: Scan of review, taken from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 02-Feb-87.


Leiden 31-Jan-87

31-Jan-87
NL Leiden,LVC

Listing: Scan of listing, taken from De waarheid 31-Jan-87.


Groningen 01-Feb-87

01-Feb-87
NL Groningen,Vera

Listing: Scan of listing taken from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 31-Jan-87.


May/Jun-87
DE Berlin-Kreuzberg,Hansa Ton studios (@ Köthener Straße 38). Recording the "Headless Body In A Topless Bar" album, with guest vocals by Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Kid Congo Powers and Anita Lane. Engineered by Tony Cohen and mixed by Flood (aka Mark Ellis).


Hamburg 15-Aug-87

15-Aug-87
DE Hamburg,Knopf Music Hall,Kings ov Independence Festival
[with Nick Cave, Crime & City Solution, Butthole Surfers, Swans, The Fall & more..]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Several hundreds of fans who were no let in cause a total riot in the streets because Jeanette Bleeker (the Bad Seed's manager and also organiser of this festival) had sold more than double the permitted amount of tickets. The Bad Seeds played at 5 AM and could only leave the venue after police had cleared the streets.


Bonn 16-Aug-87

16-Aug-87
DE Bonn,Biskuithalle,Kings ov Independence Festival
[with Nick Cave, Crime & City Solution, Butthole Surfers, Swans, The Fall & more..]

Setlist: (a.o) You Seen Angel Jésus (Kid Congo Powers on vocals)/ My Gift To You (Kid Congo Powers on vocals).

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Spex August 1987.

Note: Kid Congo Powers was arrested by police in the hotel when a syringe left by someone else was found in his room. All bands were finally ejected from the hotel at 7AM because of the havoc they had created.


14-Oct-87
DE Berlin-Schöneberg,The Loft
[with Family Fodder]

xx-xxx-87
DE East-Berlin,festival






1988/1989
Release of the "Headless Body .." album in 1988. Recording the "Die Hard" album in New York in 1989.

xx-Oct-88
DE Release of the "Headless Body In A Topless Bar" album (What's So Funny About).


Line-up #3 (Berlin: January 1989-November 1993):
Christoph Dreher (bass)/ Rainer Lingk (guitar)/ Jochen Arbeit (guitar) and Thomas Wydler (drums).

23-Jan-89
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp

25-Jan-89
AT Wien,U4

26-Jan-89
HU Budapest,-

27-Jan-89
AT Ebensee,-

28-Jan-89
DE München,-

29-Jan-89
DE Nürnberg,-

30-Jan-89
DE Dortmund,-


Köln 31-Jan-89

31-Jan-89
DE Köln,Rose Club

Setlist: Virginia/ The Victory/ S.H.C./ You Seen Angel Jésus/ Aisha/ Indianapolis, Round 69/ Sad Dark Eyes/ B.B. In LA/ Wheels Over Me/ Another Ship In The Night/ Speed/ A Shady Haze Of Guenther/ Marodeure (Hunter)/ Coming Through Slaughter/ E.T.

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from EB/Metro-nom Jan/Feb 1989.


01-Feb-89
DE Heidelberg,Schwimmbad

02-Feb-89
DE Berlin,-


DE March 1989

13-Mar-89
DE Detmold,Hunky Dory

14-Mar-89
DE Braunschweig,FBZ Bürgerpark

15-Mar-89
DE Hamburg,Kir

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from EB/Metro-nom Mar/Apr 1989.


16-Mar-89
NL Den Bosch,Willem II
[with Hallo Venray] or Arnhem,-


Apeldoorn 17-Mar-89

17-Mar-89
NL Apeldoorn,Gigant

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Volkskrant 17-Mar-89.


Amsterdam 18-Mar-89

18-Mar-89
NL Amsterdam,De Melkweg
[with Jah Wobble & The Invaders of Heart]

Setlist: Virginia/ The Victory/ S.H.C./ You Seen Angel Jésus/ Indianapolis, Round 69/ Wheels Over Me/ ?/ ?/ Speed/ Another Ship In The Night/ ?/ A Shady Haze Of Guenther/ Sad Dark Eyes/ Marodeure (Hunter).

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Trouw 16-Mar-89.


19-Mar-89
DE Wilhemshaven,Kling Klang

20-Mar-89
DE Dortmund,FZW


29-Mar-89
DE Berlin,Jugendklub Gerard Phillip
[with Herbst in Peking,..]


03-Aug-89
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory

Note: Second time in the USA.


xx-Aug-89
US NY,New York City-Brooklyn,BC Studios. Recording and mixing the "Die Hard" album.
Engineered by Martin Bisi. With Arto Lyndsey, vocals on one track.






1990
Release of the "Die Hard" album. Extensive touring in Europe.

1990-1991
EU Rainer Lingk joins Hugo Race's True Spirit band, recording the "Earl's World" album and touring Europe.


xx-Mar-90
DE Release of the "Die Hard" album (What's So Funny About).


23-Mar-90
DE Braunschweig,FBZ Bürgerpark


24-Mar-90
DE Dortmund,FZW

Setlist: You Seen Angel Jésus/ Marodeure (Hunter)/ Anschlag/ Gesprengte Ketten/ S.H.C./ Psycho/ Another Ship In The Night/ Coming Through Slaughter/ Wheels Over Me/ Mean Machine/ Aisha/ A Shady Haze Of Guenther/ Urge/ The Victory/ Sad Dark Eyes.

Note: Alex Hacke [Einstürzende Neubauten] joins.


25-Mar-90
DE Moers,Flagranti


Köln 27-Mar-90

27-Mar-90
DE Köln,Luxor

Photo: Taken from Snap 7/8-1990.


Germany Mar-90

29-Mar-90
DE Aachen,Metropol

30-Mar-90
DE Geislingen,Rätschenmühle

31-Mar-90
AT Ebensee,Kino

01-Apr-90
AT Wien,Szene

03-Apr-90
DE Stuttgart,Röhre

05-Apr-90
DE Nürnberg,Komm

06-Apr-90
DE München,Nachtwerk

07-Apr-90
DE Ravensbrug,JZ

11-Apr-90
DE Berlin,Loft

11-Apr-90
DE Hamburg,Markthalle

14-Apr-90
DE Gütersloh,Alte Weberei

Ad: Ad, taken from Spex Mar-90.


xx-May-90
DE Berlin,Hansa Ton studios,recording "Excited" (with Anita Lane and Kid Congo Powers), "Parts Unknown" (with Lydia Lunch and Kid Congo Powers) and "Doggin" (with Lydia Lunch) for the "Head On" album. Engineered by Sven Conquest.


11-May-90
DE Oldenburg,Alhambra

12-May-90
DE Bielefeld,JZ Jöllenbeck

14-May-90
DE Hamburg,Kir

15-May-90
DE Haltern,Old Daddy

17-May-90
DE Traunreut,Soundgarden

18-May-90
DE Leutkirch,Bugatti

19-May-90
DE Neuss,Further Hof

20-May-90
DE Voerde,Telltable


Europe May/Jun 90

May/Jun-90
NL -,-

May/Jun-90
BE -,-

May/Jun-90
UK -,-

May/Jun-90
FR -,-

Ad: Ad, taken from Spex May-90.


25-Oct-90
DE Berlin,Berlin Independence Days-festival






1991
Recording the "Head On" album and not much else.

xx-May-91
DE Berlin,Tritonus Studio. Recording the "Are You Hectic" single as Alert! [Die Haut with Blixa Bargeld].
Engineered by Jon Caffery. Remixes at Mega Studios, Berlin by Johnny Klimek and Paul Browse [Clock DVA].


xx-xxx-91
DE Osnabrück,-


29-Jun-91
AT Ebensee,Holzstock festival
[with Thin White Rope, Babes In Toyland,..]

Note: With Kid Congo Powers [Gun Club, Cramps, Bad Seeds] and Lydia Lunch on guest vocals.


Kiev 24/26-Oct-91

24/26-Oct-91
UA Kiev,Polytechnikum
German-Soviet culture week organised by the Goethe-Institut

Setlist: Urge/ Victory/ Another Ship In The Night/ P.S.Y.C.H.O./ Parts Unknown (LL/KCP)/ Wheels over Me/ You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ Excited (LL/KCP).

Photo: Screen captures from "Parts Unknown" VHS video.

Note 1: Above tracks released on the "Parts Unknown" VHS video (Weltbild 1992). With Kid Congo Powers [Gun Club, Cramps, Bad Seeds] and Lydia Lunch on guest vocals. "Parts Unknown" also available on Kid Congo Powers' "Solo Cholo" compilation CD (2006).

Note 2: "It was quite surprising. We thought nobody knew us there at the time. And then lots of fans came there who knew everything about us, every record, anything. We were playing in this huge place, three days in a row. And every night, the first two rows were completely packed with soldiers, exclusively, much to the enjoyment of Lydia, who had a great time with them (her being a sucker for men in uniforms)", Christoph Dreher from an uncredited interview.


Oct/Dec-91
DE Berlin,Vielklang Studios,recording "Johnny Guitar" (with Blixa Bargeld), "Vandal" (with Lydia Lunch) and "How Long" (with Blixa Bargeld and Anita Lane) for the "Head On" album. Engineered by Tommi Hein and Georg Kalleve, assisted by Patrik Mayer.


Nov/Dec-91
EU Rainer Lingk joins Lydia Lunch and Rowland S.Howard's Shotgun Wedding live band. By then he had just left Hugo Race's True Spirit band.






1992
Finalising the "Head On" album and 10th anniversary touring.

xx-Jan-92
US NY,New York City-Brooklyn,BC Studios,recording "Intoxication" (with Kim Gordon), "Don't Fool With The Franchise" (with Alan Vega), "Burn Crying" (with Cristina), "Don't Cross My Mind" (Debbie Harry) and "Breaking In Your Daydream" (with Jeffrey Lee Pierce) for the "Head On" album. Engineered by Martin Bisi. One week of recordings. Henry Rollins had also be asked to join, but had to cancel after the murder of his best friend Joe Cole.


xx-xxx-92
DE Köln,Heartbeat Studio,mixing the "Head On" album by John Caffery.


07-Aug-92
DE Release of the "Head On" album (What's So Funny About).


Wien 21-Aug-92

21-Aug-92
AT Wien,Arena
10th Anniversary show

Ad: Taken from Spex August 1992.

Review: Taken from Der Standard 24-Aug-92.

Note: First of four "10th Anniversary" shows. With on guest vocals: Lydia Lunch, Blixa Bargeld, Alex Hacke, Kid Congo Powers,Anita Lane and Nick Cave. Blixa Bargeld was absent at this show and Jeffrey Lee Pierce did not participate to any of the four shows, due to health problems.


Köln 22-Aug-92

22-Aug-92
DE Köln,Tanzbrunnen,Rheinrock II/Monsters of Spex festival
10th Anniversary show

Setlist: Anschlag/ You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ Doggin' (LL)/ Johnny Guitar (BB)/ How Long (BB and AL)/ The Victory(*)/ Pleasure Is The Boss (NC)(*)/ Truck Love (NC)(*).

Ticket: Original ticket.

Review: Taken from ME/SOUNDS magazine.

Note: All above tracks broadcast by German WDR1 FM radio, except (*). The band arrived very late for their headlining act due to being stuck on the motorway en route from Vienna. Due to a 'curfew' the band was forced to stop early (i.e. the P.A. was just switched off). The band attempted to continue by using the stage amplifiers, but that was halted as well. Some sort of riot and booing from the audience ensued. With on guest vocals: Lydia Lunch, Blixa Bargeld, Alex Hacke, Kid Congo Powers, Anita Lane and Nick Cave.


Hamburg 23-Aug-92

23-Aug-92
DE Hamburg,Grosse Freiheit
10th Anniversary show

Setlist: Anschlag/ Psycho/ You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ My Gift To You (KCP)/ Parts Unknown (KCP and LL)/ Doggin' (LL)/ S.H.C./ Jenseits (AH)/ I Wanna Be Well (AH)/ Excited (KCP and LL)/ Aischa/ Johnny Guitar (BB)/ How Long (BB and AL)/ The Victory/ Pleasure Is The Boss (NC)/ Truck Love (NC)/ Little Doll (all)/ Der Karibische Western (LL)/ Sad Dark Eyes (NC).

Ticket: Xerox of ticket.

Setlist: Xerox of setlist.

Note: With on guest vocals: Lydia Lunch, Blixa Bargeld, Alex Hacke, Kid Congo Powers, Anita Lane and Nick Cave.


Berlin 24-Aug-92

24-Aug-92
DE Berlin,Tempodrom
10th Anniversary show
[with Die Last]

Setlist: Anschlag(*)/ Psycho(*)(**)/ You Seen Angel Jesus(**)(KCP)/ Parts Unknown(*)(KCP and LL)/ Doggin'(**)(LL)/ Excited(*)(KCP)/ S.H.C.(*)(**)/ Jenseits (**)(AH)/ Cisco Sunset(**)(LL)/ The Victory(*)(**)/ Johnny Guitar(*)(**)(BB)/ How Long(**)(BB and AL)/ Aischa (*)/ Pleasure Is The Boss(*)(**)(NC)/ Truck Love(*)(**)(NC)/ Der Karibische Western (LL)/ Hand(*) (AH)/ In The Heat Of The Night(*)(**)(KCP)/ Sad Dark Eyes(*)(**)(NC)/ Little Doll(**)(all).

Ad: Taken from German press.

Note: With on guest vocals: Lydia Lunch, Blixa Bargeld, Alex Hacke, Kid Congo Powers, Anita Lane and Nick Cave. (*)Available on the "Sweat" CD album. (**)Available on "Sweat" video. "Doggin'" also available on Lydia Lunch's "Video Hysterie" video DVD (not the VHS).


Germany Oct-92

19-Oct-92
DE Hannover,Bad

20-Oct-92
DE DE Bremen,Wüste Stätte

Ad: Taken from Spex mag Oct-92.

Note: Continuation of the 10th Anniversary tour, without Blixa Bargeld, Anita Lane and Nick Cave, but with on guest vocals: Lydia Lunch, Alex Hacke and Kid Congo Powers.


21-Oct-92
DE Bochum,Bahnhof Langendreer

Setlist: Anschlag/ Psycho/ You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ Golden Gate (KCP)/ Excited (KCP)/ S.H.C./ Aischa/ Jenseits (AH)/ Hand (AH)/ What Is Memory (LL)/ Incubator (LL)/ The Gospel Singer (LL)/ Motor Oil Shanty (LL)/ The Victory/ Parts Unknown (KCP and LL).

Note: With on guest vocals: Lydia Lunch, Alex Hacke and Kid Congo Powers. Lydia Lunch does 4 tracks from her own catalogue of songs.


22-Oct-92
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp

Setlist: Anschlag/ Psycho/ S.H.C./ You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ Golden Gate (KCP)/ Excited (KCP)/ Aischa/ Jenseits (AH)/ Hand (AH)/ Another Ship In The Night/ ?/ Doggin' (LL)/ The Gospel Singer (LL)/ Incubator (LL)/ Motor Oil Shanty (LL)/ Cisco Sunset (LL)/ Parts Unknown (KCP and LL)/ In The Heat Of The Night (KCP)/ ? (AH).

Note: With on guest vocals: Lydia Lunch, Alex Hacke and Kid Congo Powers. Lydia Lunch does 4 tracks from her own catalogue of songs.


München 23-Oct-92

23-Oct-92
DE München,Backstage

Ticket: Photo of ticket.

Note: With on guest vocals: Lydia Lunch, Alex Hacke and Kid Congo Powers.


24-Oct-92
AT Mürztal,Werkstatt

25-Oct-92
AT Ebensee,Kino

27-Oct-92
CH Zürich,Kanzlei

31-Oct-92
PT Lisboa,-

Note: With on guest vocals: Lydia Lunch, Alex Hacke and Kid Congo Powers.


Den Haag 04-Nov-92

04-Nov-92
NL Den Haag,'t Paard van Troje
[with Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Cypress Grove]

Photo: Credit Janet K.

Note: With on guest vocals: Alex Hacke, Kid Congo Powers and Jeffrey Lee Pierce.


Eindhoven 05-Nov-92

05-Nov-92
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar
[with Kleg]

Setlist: Anschlag/ Psycho/ S.H.C./ You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ My Gift To You (KCP)/ Johnny Guitar (KCP)/ BB In LA/ Excited (KCP)/ Sad Dark Eyes (AH)/ Signed DC/ Hand (AH)/ Aischa/ Another Ship In The Night/ Wheels Over Me/ The Victory/ In The Heat Of The Night (KCP)/ Jenseits (AH)/ Der Karibische Western.

Poster: Scan of poster.

Setlist: Scan of setlist.

Note: With on guest vocals: Alex Hacke and Kid Congo Powers and Jeffrey Lee Pierce(?).


NL 06/07-Nov-92

06-Nov-92
NL Rotterdam,Basement

07-Nov-92
NL Apeldoorn,Gigant

Setlist: (A.o.) You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ Another Ship In The Night/ Golden Gate (KCP).

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from Volkskrant 06-Nov-92.

Note: With on guest vocals: Alex Hacke and Kid Congo Powers. Above tracks available on the "Sweat" CD album.


08-Nov-92
BE Gent,Democrazy

Setlist: Anschlag/ Psycho/ S.H.C./ You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ My Gift To You (KCP)/ Golden Gate (KCP)/ Excited (KCP)/ Sad Dark Eyes (AH)/ Hand (AH)/ Jenseits (AH)/ Aischa/ Wheels Over Me/ The Victory/ In The Heat Of The Night (KCP)/ Johnny Guitar (KCP)/ ? (AH).

Note: With on guest vocals: Alex Hacke and Kid Congo Powers.


xx-xxx-92
DE Köln,Heartbeat Studio,mixing the "Sweat" live album by Paul Gray.


xx-xxx-92
DE Berlin,Multiple Noise Studio,mixing the "Sweat" live album by Mark Elsner.






1993
Release of the "Sweat" live album, followed by a tour in Brazil and Europe.

Apr/Jun-93
EU Rainer Lingk joins The Gun Club live band.


04-Oct-93
DE Release of the "Sweat" live album (What's So Funny About).


14-Oct-93
BR Rio de Janeiro,-

16-Oct-93
BR Brasilia,-

18-Oct-93
BR Salvador Bahia,-

19-Oct-93
BR Salvador Bahia,-

21-Oct-93
BR Belo Horizonte,-

22-Oct-93
BR Belo Horizonte,-

24-Oct-93
BR Porto Alegre,-

26-Oct-93
BR Curitiba,-

Note: With on guest vocals: Nick Cave, Anita Lane, Blixa Bargeld and Alex Hacke.


Sao Paulo 28-Oct-93

28-Oct-93
BR Sao Paulo,Aearo-Anta

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: With on guest vocals: Nick Cave, Anita Lane, Blixa Bargeld and Alex Hacke.


Dortmund 12-Nov-93

12-Nov-93
DE Dortmund,Live Station

Setlist: Anschlag/ Psycho/ S.H.C./ Parts Unknown/ ?/ You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ Golden Gate (KCP)/ ?/ Hand (AH)/ Jenseits (AH)/ Uptight (JLP)/ Breaking Into Your Daydream (JLP)/ Johnny Guitar (BB)/ How Long (BB & AL)/ Sad Dark Eyes (AH & NC)/ Pleasure Is The Boss (NC)/ Truck Love (NC)/ ?/ In The Heat Of The Night (KCP)/ Little Doll (all).

Review: Taken from German music magazine.

Note: With on guest vocals: Blixa Bargeld, Alex Hacke, Kid Congo Powers, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Anita Lane and Nick Cave. Without Lydia Lunch, who broke a leg just before the tour.


München 13-Nov-93

13-Nov-93
DE München,Terminal 1

Review: Taken from German music magazine.

Note: With on guest vocals: Blixa Bargeld, Alex Hacke, Kid Congo Powers, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Anita Lane and Nick Cave. Without Lydia Lunch, who broke a leg just before the tour.


Paris 15-Nov-93

15-Nov-93
FR Paris,Bataclan

Setlist: Anschlag/ Psycho/ S.H.C./ Parts Unknown/ Excited (KCP)/ Golden Gate (KCP)/ ?/ Jenseits (AH)/ Hand (AH)/ Uptight (JLP)/ Breaking Into Your Daydream (JLP)/ Johnny Guitar (BB)/ How Long (BB & AL)/ Sad Dark Eyes (NC)/ Pleasure Is The Boss (NC)/ Truck Love (NC)/ ?/ In The Heat Of The Night (KCP)/ Walking With The Beast (JLP)/ Little Doll (all).

Handbill: Original handbill.

Poster: Photo of Poster.

Note: With on guest vocals: Blixa Bargeld, Alex Hacke, Kid Congo Powers, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Anita Lane and Nick Cave. Without Lydia Lunch, who broke a leg just before the tour.


London 17-Nov-93

17-Nov-93
UK London-Clapham,The Grand

Setlist: Anschlag/ Psycho/ S.H.C./ Parts Unknown/ ?/ You Seen Angel Jesus (KCP)/ Golden Gate (KCP)/ ?/ Jenseits (AH)/ Hand (AH)/ Uptight (JLP)/ Breaking Into Your Daydream (JLP)/ Johnny Guitar (BB)/ How Long (BB & AL)/ Sad Dark Eyes (NC)/ Pleasure Is The Boss (NC)/ Truck Love (NC)/ Little Doll (all).

Ad: Advert from UK mag.

Note: With on guest vocals: Blixa Bargeld, Alex Hacke, Kid Congo Powers, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Anita Lane and Nick Cave. Without Lydia Lunch, who broke a leg just before the tour.






1994
Thomas Wydler leaves the band, Rudy Moser [later Einstürzende Neubauten] takes his place on the drums.

23-Feb-94
US Release of the "Head On" album (Triple X records).


14-Mar-94
DE Release of the "Sweat" live video (What's So Funny About).


Line-up #4 (Berlin: June 1994 - June 1997):
Christoph Dreher (bass)/ Rainer Lingk (guitar)/ Jochen Arbeit (guitar) and Rudy Moser (drums).

Potsdam 25-Jun-94

25-Jun-94
DE Berlin-Potsdam,Waschhaus
Waschgang II - open air festival

Handbill: Original handbill.

Note: With on guest vocals: Alex Hacke.


26-Jul-94
US Release of the "Sweat" live album (Triple X records).






1995/1996
No activity in 1995. Recording the "Spring" album in 1996.

xx-xxx-96
DE Berlin/Köln,recording the "Spring" album", with guest vocals by Alex Hacke, Danielle de Picciotto, Blixa bargeld and Laurie Tomin, and Thomas Wydler guesting on drums.






1997
Release of the "Spring" album, followed by a small tour of Germany. Final year for the band.

17-Feb-97
DE Release of the "Spring" album (Our Choice/Rough Trade).


Germany April 1997

22-Apr-97
DE Rostock,MS Stubnitz

23-Apr-97
DE Hamburg,Logo

24-Apr-97
DE Köln,Luxor

Setlist: Morituri Te Salutant/ P/J/ Happy Trails/ Angela D. (AH)/ Sleepwalker/ Psycho/ Another Ship In The Night/ S.H.C./ Der Still Don/ Aisha/ Pleasure Is The Boss (AH)/ Cinema Excessiva (AH)/ Blood Meridian/ At First... But Then/ Anschlag/ Sad Dark Eyes (AH)/ Beste Freunde.

25-Apr-97
DE Bochum,Bahnhof Langdreer

27-Apr-97
DE München,Backstage

28-Apr-97
AT Wien,Arena

01-May-97
DE Berlin,Loft

Ad: Taken from German music magazine.

Note: With on guest vocals: Alex Hacke.


27-Jun-97
DE Berlin,Volksbühne

Note: Final concert. With on guest vocals: Alan Vega. Thomas Wydler on drums?






Aftermath

Christoph Dreher founded "Weltbild" (later "Turner & Tailor") production company in 1989 with Rolf S. Wolkenstein and Martin Potthoff. They focussed on documentaries about popular (music) culture for German TV. Since 2000, he is teaching audiovisual media at the Merz Akademie for Design in Stuttgart.

Martin Peter latest recordings are with Thomas Wydler for his "Soul Sheriff" album (2007). He died on May 15th, 2006 from heartfailure.

Remo Park made electronic (body/dance) music from 1995, until his last album "Witchcraft Power" in 2014. He died on September 20th, 2016.

Thomas Wydler joined Nick Cave's Bad Seeds in April 1985 and is still a member to this day.

Jochen Arbeit joined Einstürzende Neubauten in July 1997 and is still a member to this day.

Rainer Lingk has been composing music for TV series and films since 1996. Since 2001 he has directed several films/ documentaries about Burma/Myanmar.



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