Das Bierbeben No Future No Past
From the opening onslaught of “Readyroom,” there’s no need to ask what Germany’s Das Bierbeben […]
From the opening onslaught of “Readyroom,” there’s no need to ask what Germany’s Das Bierbeben (The Beerdrinkers) are doing on techno-punk headbanger T.Raumschmiere’s Shitkatapult label. The double-time synth attack and 17-part shrieking vocals are easily as bombastic as anything the gear-destroying label honcho has ever done. But at heart, Das Bierbeben don’t want to junk society, they want to funk it. And funk they do-on tinny electro-disco tracks like “Staub,” which sounds like an 8-bit Metro Area fronted by Nena, and “Mach Deinen Fernseher Kaputt” which adds a metallic tinge before unspooling into a rickety garage rocker.