Berlin Alexanderplatz

October 21, 2008 7:15 PM

RAINER! WERNER! FASS! BINDER! by BODIES

posted by 235w103 (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

DAS!
BITTER!
EN!
TRAENEN!
DER!
PETRA!
VON!
KANT!
MUTTER!
KUSTERS!
FAHRT!
ZUM HIMMEL!

<3
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:06 PM on October 26, 2008


Nice, heavy stuff. (Although some consider it hate speech?!)
posted by jack_mo at 6:25 PM on October 26, 2008


I owe 125w103 an apology. I misheard this lyric while listening in the car, and blew the whistle. Jack_mo has kindly provided a link to the resulting personally embarrassing thread.

Last thing I want is to be on the wrong side of a "Louie, Louie" argument. Would be very interested to see the lyric and to understand what inspired the song (anything in particular in the novel/film)?
posted by AppleSeed at 7:03 PM on October 26, 2008


I owe 125w103 an apology.

Ya, I'd say you really do.
It would seem much more sincere if you'd gotten his username correct, (and not insulted his song in that shitty Metatalk thread.)
Creepy.
posted by chococat at 8:28 PM on October 26, 2008


WHENEVER I HEAR THE NAME RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER I REACH FOR MY BANHAMMER.
posted by 235w103 at 8:43 PM on October 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


This should be the outro/credits music for a Fassbinder documentary.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:10 PM on October 26, 2008


whole lotta wow, really satisfying.
posted by kaspen at 11:02 PM on October 26, 2008


Sigh. "235w103", I apologize for getting your name wrong in my apology. I was wrong, and wrong in a way that is in fact, creepy in that it's not like me. I will be giving this episode some reflection.
posted by AppleSeed at 5:25 AM on October 27, 2008


Hey, don't worry about it at all- I was hanging out with the keyboardist when I saw this page, and we pulled up the song and listened to it, and we were both like, oh- yeah. That's not an entirely unreasonable take on what we're singing. I can understand the confusion, and I can certainly understand why you'd want the song removed. We cool.
posted by 235w103 at 6:40 AM on October 27, 2008


235w103, you are entirely cool about this.

And AppleSeed, in the sober light of a Monday morning I apologize for calling you creepy. That was my own knee-jerk reaction to someone mis-hearing or projecting their own meaning onto something and then calling to censor it...which is really scary to me.
posted by chococat at 7:59 AM on October 27, 2008


I mostly listen to music that's been called out in MeTa, so thanks, AppleSeed. :)
posted by sveskemus at 9:46 AM on October 27, 2008


If sleepy pete's comment and Greg Nog's comment in the MetaTalk thread weren't enough of a hint, sveskemus is certainly leaving no doubt about it: we oughta be calling ourselves out in Metatalk more often. We'll leave the obscurity of MefiMusic one leettle scandal at a time!
posted by micayetoca at 11:06 AM on October 27, 2008


Oh, good lord, another it's a small world moment. Just caught the comments over on MetaTalk and figured I'd check it out...

Anyway, thanks again for sending me Pattern Recognition! It's still treasured.
posted by opsin at 7:33 AM on October 28, 2008


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