Birth Control

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Birth Control (band)

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Birth Control
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genre(s) Alternative rock, krautrock
Years active 1968 - 1984, 1993 - present
Label(s) Verve
Website Birth Control official website
Members
Bernd 'Nossi' Noske
Former members
Bernd Koschmidder, Reinhold Sobotta, Rolf Gurra, Fritz Groeger, Klaus Orso, Reiner Borchert, Hugo Egon Balder, Zeus B. Held, Peter Föller, Bruno Frenzel

Birth Control is a German Krautrock band known for their progressive hard-rock sound and provocative album covers.

Birth Control formed in the middle of 1968 in Berlin from two other bands, the Earls and the Gents. The initial members were: Bernd Koschmidder (bass), Reinhold Sobotta (organ), Rolf Gurra (saxophone and vocals), Fritz Groeger (vocals), Klaus Orso (guitar), Reiner Borchert (guitar), and Hugo Egon Balder (percussion).

After a series of disappointing albums in the early 1980s, the group disbanded, but reunited in 1993 with only drummer/lead vocalist/band leader Bernd 'Nossi' Noske remaining along with new members. The band continues to tour in Germany and release new albums periodically. As of recently, former members Peter Föller (bass, vocals) and Zeus B. Held (keyboards, reeds) from the band's classic period have been making special guest appearances at gigs. Sadly, original guitarist/songwriter Bruno Frenzel died on September 21, 1983 from a long illness.

Discography

  • Birth Control (1970)
  • Operation (1971)
  • Believe in the Pill (Best of) (1972)
  • Hoodoo Man (1972)
  • Knock Knock. Whos There (1973)
  • Rebirth (1973)
  • Goldrock (1973)
  • Live (1974)
  • Plastic People (1975)
  • Backdoor Possibilities (1976)
  • Live (1977)
  • The Best Of (1977)
  • Increase (1977)
  • The Best Of (Vol. 2) (1978)
  • Titanic (1978)
  • Rock on Brain (1978)
  • Live 79 (1979)
  • Count on Dracula (1980)
  • Deal Done at Night (1981)
  • Bäng (1982)
  • Gamma Ray (Special Mix) (1989)
  • The Very Best Of (1990)
  • Condomium (1994)
  • Two Worlds (1995)
  • Jungle Life (1996)
  • Definitive Collection (1996)
  • Getting There (1998)
  • Crazy Nights (Studio Session) (1998)
  • Live Abortion (2000)
  • Live in Lachendorf (2000)
  • Alsatian (2003)
  • Live in Fulda (2004)
  • 35th Anniversary - Live At Rockpalast (2005)

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