Browsing Archive: January, 2012

RammTalk 2: Gert Hof, we salute you!

Posted by Jackie White on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : General comment 
Sad news that Gert Hof, who was so influential to both Till Lindemann personally and Rammstein professionally, has died in the prime of his life.  Till has already written a tribute poem to his friend,mentor, collaborator, who was there at the beginning to literally inject fire into the belly of Rammstein's stage performances.

I did not know Gert, but knew of his great influence.  I'd only recently sent him a copy of The Little Black Rammbook to see if he thought my translations of Till's lyri...
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RammTalk 1: Log the Blog

Posted by Jackie White on Saturday, January 28, 2012, In : General comment 
Conversation with my sister that put the idea in my mind to write a book:

"Who are Rammstein?"   --    "They're an industrial metal band."

"What's that?"  --  "It's heavy rock with a techno-industrial feel to it."

"What language do they sing in?"  --  "German."

"So how do people understand them?"  --  "They don't.  They relate to the beat, the deep resonance of the lead singer's voice and the pyrotechnic stage show."

Pause.  "So you're telling me, I'm going to see a band, singing in a language I d...
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Jackie White Fluent German speaker and fan of Rammstein's music who wants to help other RammFans who don't speak German understand what it's all about.