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a good starting point

Der Plan was amazingly original back in the eighties when there music first crossed into America. “The German Residents” I’ve heard them called a dozen times, and it’s true. When the Residents lost their spark after Tunes of Two Cities, Der Plan was there to provide a fresh, provocative and highly entertaining sound. Perlen… is a compilation of a few records, so I recommend it. Since this is the iPod age, I’d also buy songs one by one as you see fit. Lastly, “Wir Babies” on Die Peitsche Des Lebens is a howl if you know anyone who has a baby.


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

One of the founders of synth pop, Der Plan were mainstays of the music underground of Germany in the 1980s. Singing almost exclusively in German, they inspired a countless number of like-minded groups as part of the Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) scene. Inspired by the synthetic beats of Kraftwerk and the quirky styles of the Residents, Der Plan created a unique blend of electronics, pop music, and surrealism. Kurt "Pyrolator" Dahlke left D.A.F. after their first LP and formed Der Plan with...
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