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Rammstein- "Amerika"

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Zeus33rd, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Zeus33rd

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    Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

    This song is pretty damn bad-ass. My new favorite. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Doesn't really make much sense till ya see the video. It's very applicable to the times. Anyone else here into Rammstein and the like? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

    I love rammstein. What is the like? I'd like to know more about bands like them
    I will get there CDs soon /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

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    What is the like? /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    LMAO!!

    "...And the like" meaning bands/music similar to Rammstien. haha! You crack me up man. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Ah! that's why I said I want to know more bands like them. I'm not that slow! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

    I like the song a lot

    The lyrics are meaningful, the force of American culture killing any class a lot of places have, and the mindless acceptance of it

    This is not a love song
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

    Haven't heard the song, but everything else done by Rammstein I've pretty much liked.
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

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    I like the song a lot

    The lyrics are meaningful, the force of American culture killing any class a lot of places have, and the mindless acceptance of it

    This is not a love song

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    lol, As I was typing the intial post, I was thinking to myself, "I know Resurrection_Joe is going to reply to this thread." I kinda figured you'd be into this kinda stuff. Your description of the song is very very fitting.

    Here are a couple of direct German to English translations from the song=

    Nach Afrika kommt Santa Claus
    Und vor Paris steht Mickey Mouse

    Translates too=

    To Africa, Santa Claus comes and before Paris, Mickey Mouse stands




    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif


    Have you seen the video yet?
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

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    I like the song a lot

    The lyrics are meaningful, the force of American culture killing any class a lot of places have, and the mindless acceptance of it

    This is not a love song

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    This is the way I took it. I haven't seen the video but I took it as a semi anti-american song. Not really saying anti american I gues just like you said, American culture taking over. THe question is do they think we are forcing it or its just catching on.
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

    I think that given the atmosphere of the video, it is apparent that they were trying to say that it's catching on. None of the people in the video look particulary unhappy doing what thier doing. They all seem to be smiling and doing it willingly. All six of the band members are dressed astronaut suits playing pinball on the moon at one point. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif Seeing African tribes people eating pizza and watching tv in the middle of the Serengheti is pretty wild too. I see it as a more lighthearted look at reality. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

    Right on dude. Thanks for posting the link. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

    No problem..
    "Amerika" is a POWERFULL video..everyone should watch-it!!!

    I think the German's are making FUN of us... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
     
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    Powerful is an understatement. Makes ya wonder why/how Britney Spears and other mindless artists have gotten as big as they have... /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    I'd be suprised if this video didn't get banned...in the USA.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

    Steve,

    If you like that German martial sound you might like In Extremo. They are a cool metal band that throws in some medieval instruments like bagpipes and some stuff I've never heard of. I have the album Verehrt Und Angespien and I really, really like it.
     
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    Re: Rammstein- \"Amerika\"

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    Powerful is an understatement. Makes ya wonder why/how Britney Spears and other mindless artists have gotten as big as they have... /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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    big tits.

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    I think the German's are making FUN of us... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif

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    Anyone else catch the irony that at least a portion of the song is sung in english?

    I dont know how much a band from germany that sells (I would bet) a few million copies of thier album in "Amerika" would want to be making fun of us. I mean, seriously, they love David Hasslehoff over there... /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    yeah these guys sure strike me as the guys that love David Hasselhoff. In case you don't notice, they sell records all over the world, if they didn't like America they probably wouldn't have a problem making fun of us. I wouldn't if I was them. If you have fun making music, can make a living doing it all over the world and are already rich wtf do you care about the milions you will sell in a country you don't particularly like? I really do think they are making fun of us. Seems to me its all about the American mentallity that what we do is superior when in the cultural way its kind of piggish and crappy. Some people don't care about all the money in case you didn't know. Besides owuldn't it be the ultimate thing for them if it is making fun of us then we all go and buy it? I mean the CD is named after that song. If I were them I'd be laughing my ass off watching millions of copies being sold in America. Hell if it was me I'd be laughing at all the people listening to my music and having No idea what I'm saying.

    oh he says in english "this isn't a love song" as well /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif oh and I was a dumbass and forgot the name of the cd again. Forgot its Reise Reise not Amerika.
     
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    Steve,

    If you like that German martial sound you might like In Extremo. They are a cool metal band that throws in some medieval instruments like bagpipes and some stuff I've never heard of. I have the album Verehrt Und Angespien and I really, really like it.

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    Okay thanks, I will look for that when I get the Rammstein CD. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Amerika (song)
    Definition, Meaning, Explanation


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    Shot from the video"Amerika" is the second released song (view the single) from Rammstein's fourth studio album Reise Reise. The song deals with the dominance of the culture of the United States of America upon the rest of the world.

    Video
    The video of "Amerika" shows the band in astronaut suits on the moon with shots of other cultures acting like Americans (eating pizza, wearing Nike shoes, etc.). In all, it is an attempt to mock American culture.


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    who knows if that site is right thought

    http://www.free-definition.com/Amerika-%28song%29.html
    http://www.free-definition.com/Rammstein.html
     

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