13 (Die Ärzte album)

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13
Studio album by Die Ärzte
Released May 25, 1998
Genre Punk rock, Alternative rock
Length 62:27
Label Hot Action
Producer Uwe Hoffmann
Die Ärzte
Die Ärzte chronology
Le Frisur
(1996)
13
(1998)
Wir wollen nur deine Seele
(1999)
Singles from 13
  1. "Ein Schwein namens Männer"
    Released: April 6, 1998
  2. "Goldenes Handwerk"
    Released: August 30, 1998
  3. "1/2 Lovesong"
    Released: November 10, 1998
  4. "Rebell"
    Released: June 4, 1999

13 is the eighth studio album by Die Ärzte, released on May 25, 1998. It is their most successful album, going platinum in Germany and gold in Austria and Switzerland.[1][2][3] The 13th track, "Männer sind Schweine", is their most successful single.

The CD version of the album features a hidden track in the pregap of the first song. This technique was later used frequently - on Geräusch, Jazz ist anders, Farin Urlaub's Am Ende der Sonne and Bela B.'s Bingo. On vinyl versions of Jazz ist anders and Am Ende der Sonne though, the hidden tracks are not lost, but put after the last track.

The album features a large amount of film and TV samples. Samples are used on tracks 1, 4, 5,[4] 8, 10, 12, 13, 16 and on the hidden track.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Punk ist..." ("Punk is...") Felsenheimer Felsenheimer 3:42
2. "Ein Lied für dich" ("A song for you") Urlaub Urlaub 2:43
3. "Goldenes Handwerk" ("Golden handicraft") Felsenheimer Felsenheimer 3:34
4. "Meine Freunde" ("My friends") Urlaub Urlaub 1:47
5. "Party stinkt" ("Party stinks") Felsenheimer Felsenheimer 3:26
6. "1/2 Lovesong"   Felsenheimer, Gonzalez Gonzalez 3:52
7. "Ignorama" (contains a prelude to "Nie wieder Krieg, nie mehr Las Vegas!") Felsenheimer Felsenheimer, Gonzalez 2:46
8. "Nie wieder Krieg, nie mehr Las Vegas!" ("No more war, no more Las Vegas!") Urlaub Urlaub 2:36
9. "Rebell" ("Rebel") Urlaub Urlaub 3:51
10. "Der Graf" ("The count") Felsenheimer Felsenheimer 3:44
11. "Grau" ("Gray") Urlaub Urlaub 2:45
12. "Angeber" ("Show-off"; contains a prelude to "Männer sind Schweine") Urlaub Urlaub 2:58
13. "Männer sind Schweine" ("Men are pigs") Urlaub Urlaub 4:17
14. "Liebe und Schmerz" ("Love and sorrow") Felsenheimer Felsenheimer 3:52
15. "Nie gesagt" ("Never said") Urlaub Urlaub 4:57
16. "Der Infant" ("The infant") Felsenheimer Felsenheimer 3:05
17. "Grotesksong" (roughly "Grotesque song") Urlaub Urlaub 3:40

Hidden track[edit]

The song "Lady" is hidden in the pregap of "Punk ist...". It was composed by Gonzalez with lyrics by Gonzalez and Felsenheimer. To hear it, one has to rewind the record from the first track to -3:55.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Country Chart position
Germany 1
Austria 2
Switzerland 1

References[edit]