Rammstein record "pulled"
2009-11-06 by Damrod EMERITUS | 55 Comments

Many were kinda suprised. A porn flick as music video for the single "Pussy", lyrics about S/M kinky stuff and... nobody really made a big deal about it. At least in Germany, where for example songs like "Mein Teil" (which is about a cannibal eating the penis of a guy) gave rise to a huge debate about the band and their material.

Now, the Ministry for Family Affairs asked for the "indexing" of Rammstein's new album "Liebe ist für alle da". For all the folks not from Germany: if a video, album or song finds itself on "the index", it is no longer allowed to place the product in question in public, advertise it or sell it to minors (under 18 years of age in Germany). Rammstein's new album will therefor be no longer available in music stores, at least not above the counter, so to say.

As reason for all this the Ministry named in specific the song "Ich tu dir weh" (English: I hurt you), acompanied by a picture in the booklet with a woman on guitarist Kruspe's knees. These are, quote: "displaying S/M practice which is not suitable for minors", as well as the track "Pussy", which calls for, quote: "calling for unprotected sexual intercourse in the times of AIDS".

Rammstein commented on the matter via Facebook, stating that German fans should specifically ask for the album, and be sure to have their ID with them to prove that they can buy the CD. As long as the indexing is not yet announced in public by the "Bundesprüfstelle für Jugend-gefährdende Schriften" (Englisch: Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons). Until then, the album remains legally available in all record shops and online shops like iTunes to everybody.

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Damrod
Moderator
November 6th 2009

1093 Comments


Great move, pulling the No1 of the German long player BillboardCharts from the market. :rolleyes:

Piglet
November 6th 2009

4644 Comments


hahaha

AtavanHalen
November 6th 2009

17927 Comments


Amazing that this band can still garner controversy

Altmer
November 6th 2009

5652 Comments


fuck yeah germany way to be retarded

Phantom
November 6th 2009

8930 Comments


Wow

Well it isn't all bad, as it will give the band more publicity, and possibly lead to more record sales simply due to the controversy,

Meatplow
November 6th 2009

5524 Comments


Rammstein Box Set

[img]http://i36.tinypic.com/64i0xs.jpg[/img]

Six pink dildos that reflect the sizes of the six members’ wienerwursts so you could say they are ****ing you.


Altmer
November 6th 2009

5652 Comments


steck bratwurst in dein sauerkraut

PanasonicYouth
November 6th 2009

7410 Comments


fuckin gay
ich tu dir weh is like the best song on the album too

Poet
November 6th 2009

5910 Comments


that picture is awesome.

mutatedfreek
November 6th 2009

7351 Comments


lol @ Meatplow

Dolving999
November 6th 2009

1548 Comments


Album sucked anyway, so it's not that BIG of a deal.

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Baphomet
November 6th 2009

7364 Comments


I'm kinda surprised since Germany hasn't been so uptight about sexual stuff lately.

@Poet: I'M LOOKING AT YOUR HORSE, YOUT HORSE IS AMAZING!

Zip
November 6th 2009

5313 Comments


tempted to watch the vid.

Damrod
Moderator
November 6th 2009

1093 Comments


@Baphomet:

The head of the Ministry for Family Affairs is a super-uber conservative bitch. I wouldn't be suprised if one day I read the headline "Ursula von der Leyen deems dogs farting in public a menace for German youth and children all over the republic"

bloc
November 6th 2009

34499 Comments


holy crap at the boxset. love this band, but that Pussy video was ridiculous.

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jrowa001
November 6th 2009

8749 Comments


i knew i shouldve gotten the boxset

LepreCon
November 6th 2009

3544 Comments


Album sucked anyway, so it's not that BIG of a deal.

You're the type of person who'd like that boxed set and you know it


Meatplow
November 6th 2009

5524 Comments


With the amount of extreme pornography i've seen come of that country I never thought sexual conservatism would be an issue.

thankyou kitkat experiment and GGG for teaching me about Germany

Carnifex
November 6th 2009

1918 Comments


Love Rammstein and the controversy they draw, good job guys.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
November 6th 2009

2792 Comments


lMaO

jrowa001
November 6th 2009

8749 Comments


lol Haz knows GGG. that stuff is nasty, but entertaining

PuddlesPuddles
November 6th 2009

4699 Comments


Don't they have a video of an angel giving the singer oral?

And he rips out her wings or something

Altmer
November 6th 2009

5652 Comments


ich werde meine Deutsche Freunden fragen "was ist hier das Problem?"

Ghostechoes
November 6th 2009

1353 Comments


I watched that video for "Pussy" like a month ago, it's essentially a hardcore-porn clip. Girls did something similar, they released an uncensored version of their "Lust for Life" video, in which some dude uses another dude's wiener as a microphone. Both bands are trying to compensate their overall lack of talent with pointless controversy.

Meatplow
November 6th 2009

5524 Comments


lol Haz knows GGG. that stuff is nasty, but entertaining


kitkat experiment makes it look like a walk in the park for those women :'(

jrowa001
November 6th 2009

8749 Comments


im not into scatflicks, i dont know how those women can do that shit. no pun intended

Meatplow
November 6th 2009

5524 Comments


http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=puns

I am posting this with the utmost respect for you, please believe me haha

Nikkolae
November 6th 2009

4389 Comments


i knew i should of watched that video :

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 6th 2009

23643 Comments


^Maddox FTW

Nobody cares if your puns were intended or not

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tinathefatlard
November 6th 2009

1572 Comments


"Pointing out your puns is the same as a comedian explaining their jokes, they both think you're too stupid to get it."

Maddox.

Scapeswood
November 6th 2009

14 Comments


way to express your international privelage to rock...stein

jrowa001
November 6th 2009

8749 Comments


lol thanks Haz

Titan50
November 6th 2009

4588 Comments


oh rammstein

Waior
November 6th 2009

11420 Comments


You can nonintend your puns if you want.

cvlts
November 6th 2009

8917 Comments


lol Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons

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Chewie
November 6th 2009

4531 Comments


as well as the track "Pussy", which calls for, quote: "calling for unprotected sexual intercourse in the times of AIDS".


PFFFFFT

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 6th 2009

30297 Comments


Meh, all i'm hearing is free publicity

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beans
November 6th 2009

2332 Comments


shit shit

Wizard
November 6th 2009

18773 Comments


News article is sloppy and is in need of a proofread.

This is what Rammstein were going for probably.

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zaruyache
November 6th 2009

4811 Comments


Hilarious. With all the jokes about Germany porn I'd have thought their mainstream politicians would be at least more "tolerant" to this sort of thing.

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burnafterbreeding
November 7th 2009

1466 Comments


sorta makes be glad to be living in Amerika...it's wunderbar.

burnafterbreeding
November 7th 2009

1466 Comments


p.s. their videos are the shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k-vPv-XEpg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w9EksAo5hY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doTBT46wMvA&feature=related

Jimmy
November 7th 2009

717 Comments


I'm sure Germany's problem isn't with the sexual content but with the violence combined with sexual content.

Jimmy
November 7th 2009

717 Comments


they are very touchy about violence in Germany, you can't shoot people in video games they have to resemble cyborgs, blood has to be green or blue etc.

darksunwithin
November 7th 2009

100 Comments


lol@ Meatplow

I bet second to right is Till hahaha

Asiatic667
November 7th 2009

4647 Comments


I've seen this for sale where I live, so it obviously isn't in effect yet. But lots of albums and stuff are sold that would come under that category and there's no fuss. And porn isn't illegal, so I don't get how come they don't ban porn first before banning this album. Sort of doesn't make sense

Damrod
Moderator
November 8th 2009

1093 Comments


Heard on radio today that the ban is effective on wensday. Should be quite a run on the album until then I guess

bloc
November 8th 2009

34499 Comments


Heard on radio today that the ban is effective on wensday. Should be quite a run on the album until then I guess

poor Rammstein, i hope so.

TheyTookOurJobs
November 8th 2009

1318 Comments


oh well

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 8th 2009

30297 Comments


"poor Rammstein, i hope so."

I'd say Rammstein knew this was going to happen, i'm sure they knew the repercussions of releasing a box set including dildos and lube.

I'd guarantee they know what they're doing, they've been at this sort of thing for years.

bloc
November 8th 2009

34499 Comments


aye, perhaps they are big enough to take care of themselves now.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 8th 2009

30297 Comments


Be the first time i'd ever have to buy a cd from a sex shop though

bloc
November 8th 2009

34499 Comments


hell, i'm pretty sure that makes it all the more enjoyable to spend money on music.

Asiatic667
November 8th 2009

4647 Comments


Rmmstein record "pulled" is actually a fairly unfortunate choice of words when one takes the box set into account

ithinkimjesus
November 10th 2009

32 Comments


Rammstein knew that taking the sexual connotations of this album to the extreme would result in controversy. That is why they are masterminds.

Lol @ Meatplow. One of them is definitely...girthy.



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