Goldenes Handwerk

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"Goldenes Handwerk"
Single by Die Ärzte
from the album 13
Released August 30, 1998
Genre Country rock
Alternative country
Length 3:34
Label Hot Action Records
Writer(s) Dirk Felsenheimer
Producer(s) Uwe Hoffmann & Die Ärzte
Die Ärzte singles chronology
"Ein Schwein namens Männer"
(1998)
"Goldenes Handwerk"
(1998)
"1/2 Lovesong"
(1998)

"Goldenes Handwerk" [Golden handicraft] is a song by Die Ärzte. It's the third track and the second single from their 1998 album 13. This song is written by and dedicated to the drummer Bela B., who, according to the lyrics, is simple-minded and stupid.

The video[edit]

In the video, the band members are riding bikes. Bela's head falls off and a trucker picks it up. He goes to a strip club with the head and a stripper takes the head for herself. Later they end up in the same bar, where the band is. The stripper says to Bela's head, that she loves him, because he's not like the other men she knows. The moment is interrupted by Bela's body, that picks the head up, while it's saying: "I'm just a regular guy, baby!" and puts it, where it belongs. He then leaves, leaving the woman in the bar, crying.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Goldenes Handwerk (Album Version)" (Felsenheimer) - 3:34
  2. "Wunderbare Welt des Farin U." (Urlaub) - 2:45
  3. "Rod Army" (Gonzalez/Felsenheimer) - 2:50
  4. "Goldenes Handwerk (Drummer Mix)" (Felsenheimer) - 3:46

B-sides[edit]

  • "Wunderbare Welt des Farin U." [Wonderful world of Farin U.] is written by Farin and dedicated to Farin's "wild" life.
  • "Rod Army" (the name of Rod's fan club; which was inspired by Kiss Army) is dedicated to Rod, written by him and Bela.

Charts[edit]

Year Country Position
1998 Germany 36