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Bap (German band)

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Bap (German band)

Bap (often stylized as BAP) is a German rock group. With ten albums reaching the number one in the German record charts, Bap is one of the most successful rock acts (2.) in their home country.

Nearly all of Bap's lyrics are written in Kölsch, the dialect of Cologne. Niedecken's most prominent musical influences, especially early in his career, were Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and the Rolling Stones.

History

The group was founded in 1976 under the name Wolfgang Niedecken's Bap in Cologne, Germany by Wolfgang Niedecken and Hans Heres. In 1981 they released their most famous song Verdamp lang her (in English: 'damn long ago'), in which Niedecken describes regrets he has about his relationship with his then recently deceased father ("Bap" is Kölsch for dad, derived from Papa).

Albums

  • 1979 : ... rockt andere kölsche Leeder (... Rocks Other Cologne Songs)
  • 1980 : Affjetaut (Thawed out)
  • 1981 : Für Usszeschnigge (For cutout)
  • 1982 : Vun Drinne noh Drusse (From the inside to the outside)
  • 1983 : Live - Bess demnähx (See you later)
  • 1984 : Zwesche Salzjebäck un Bier (Between pretzels and beer)
  • 1986 : Ahl Männer, aalglatt (Old men slippery as eels)
  • 1988 : Da Capo (Once more from the beginning)
  • 1990 : X für'e U (A con)
  • 1991 : Affrocke (Live) (Rocking)
  • 1993 : Pik Sibbe (Seven of Spades)
  • 1995 : Wahnsinn - Die Hits von 79-95 (Madness or an exclamation as Wowie Zowie)
  • 1996 : Amerika
  • 1999 : Comics & Pin-Ups
  • 1999 : Tonfilm (Talking movie)
  • 2001 : Aff un Zo (From time to time)
  • 2002 : Övverall (Live) (Everywhere)
  • 2004 : Sonx (Songs)
  • 2005 : Dreimal zehn Jahre (Three times ten years)
  • 2008 : Radio Pandora (plugged + unplugged)
  • 2009 : Live und in Farbe (Live) (Live and in color)
  • 2011 : Halv su wild (Half so wild)

Singles

  • 1981: Jupp [Joe]
  • 1981: Verdamp lang her [A damn long time ago]
  • 1982: Kristallnaach [Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass, November 9/10th,1938]
  • 1983: Nemm mich met [Take me with you]
  • 1984: Drei Wünsch frei [Three wishes]
  • 1984: Alexandra, nit nur do [Alexandra, not just you]
  • 1985: Bunte Trümmer [Coloured ruins]
  • 1986: Endlich allein [Alone at last]
  • 1986: Time Is Cash, Time Is Money
  • 1988: Fortsetzung folgt [To be continued]
  • 1988: Saison der Container [Season of the containers]
  • 1988: Dat däät joot [That would feel good]
  • 1989: Shanghai
  • 1990: Alles em Lot [Everything's allright]
  • 1991: Vis á Vis [Face to Face]
  • 1991: Sie määt süchtig [She's addictive]
  • 1991: Verdamp lang her (Live) [A damn long time ago]
  • 1993: Widderlich [Disgusting]
  • 1993: Wie die Sichel vum Mohnd [Like the moon's crescent]
  • 1993: Paar Daach fröher [A few days earlier]
  • 1995: Ich danz met dir [I dance with you]
  • 1996: Lass se doch reden [Let them talk]
  • 1996: Nix wie bessher [Nothing as it was before]
  • 1996: Weihnachtnaach (feat. Nina Hagen) [Christmas night](This is a German language version of Fairytale of New York by The Pogues
  • 1998: Lena
  • 1999: Ahnunfürsich [In and for itself ]
  • 1999: Rita
  • 1999: Mayday
  • 2000: FC, jeff Jas! (Aufstiegsversion) [FC, step on it! (Promotion version)]
  • 2001: Aff un zo [From time to time]
  • 2001: Shoeshine
  • 2002: Schluss, aus, okay [end, over, okay]
  • 2003: FC, jeff Jas! (Die dritte Version) [FC, step on it! (the 3rd version)]
  • 2004: Wann immer du nit wiggerweiss [Whenever you don't know what to do]
  • 2004: Für Maria [For Maria]
  • 2005: Frau ich freu mich [Woman, I'm glad]
  • 2006: Verdamp lang her (Die verdammt lange Single) [A damn long time ago (The damn long single)]
  • 2008: Morje fröh doheim [Home tomorrow morning]

Band members

Former members

  • Manfred Boecker - percussion (1979-1996)
  • Wolfgang Boecker - drums (1979-1982)
  • Hans Heres - guitar (1979)
  • Wolfgang Klever - bass (1979)
  • Bernd Odenthal - keyboards (1979)
  • Steve Borg - bass (1980-1996)
  • Klaus Heuser - guitar (1980-1999)
  • Hans Wollrath - sounds (1980-1999)
  • Alexander Büchel - keyboards (1981-1999)
  • Jan Dix - drums (1983-1986)
  • Pete King - drums (1986-1987)
  • Mario Argandona - percussion (1996)
  • Jens Streifling - saxophone (1996-2003)
  • Sheryl Hackett - percussion (1999-2003)

Current members

(Information valid for 2011)

  • Wolfgang Niedecken - singer (1979present)
  • Jürgen Zöller - drums (1988present)
  • Werner Kopal - bass (1996present)
  • Helmut Krumminga - guitar (1999present)
  • Michael Nass - keyboards (1999present)

Related projects

  • 1983 : Book Bap övver Bap ( Bap about Bap )
  • 1987 : Album Schlagzeiten ( 'Hit Times' W. Niedecken solo-album )
  • 1989 : Book Bap övver China ( about their Chinese tour )
  • 1992 : Album Arsch huh - Zäng ussenander ( 'Keep the arse high and the teeth open' distinct bands from Cologne, live concert against racism and neo-fascism )
  • 1995 : Album Leopardefell ( 'Leopard's Skin' W. Niedecken solo-album with translated Dylan lyrics )
  • 2002 : Film Vill passiert ( 'Lots has happened' film by Wim Wenders about Bap )
  • 2011 : Book Für 'ne Moment ( For one moment autobiography by W. Niedecken & Oliver Kobold )

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