La Düsseldorf

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
La Düsseldorf
Origin Düsseldorf, Germany
Genres Krautrock
Proto-punk
Art-rock
Electronic music
Years active 1976–1983
2001–2008
Labels Teldec
Captain Trip Records
Warner Music
Nova Records
Strand Records
Radar Records
Albion Records
Associated acts Neu!
La! Neu?
Members Klaus Dinger
Thomas Dinger
Hans Lampe
Harald Konietzko
Andreas Schell
Nikolaus Van Rhein

La Düsseldorf was a German band, consisting of onetime Kraftwerk drummer and Neu! multi-instrumentalist Klaus Dinger and occasional Neu! collaborators Thomas Dinger and Hans Lampe. La Düsseldorf was formed after Neu! disbanded following the release of their Neu! '75 record. They released a string of successful albums (with sales totaling over a million) during the late '70s and early '80s and were considered highly influential by the likes of Brian Eno and David Bowie, with Bowie going so far as calling La Düsseldorf "the soundtrack of the eighties".[1]

Overview[edit]

Core members[edit]

Other members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

The following albums were released by Klaus Dinger without the participation of any other band members. Due to legal disputes, the albums could not be released under the La Düsseldorf name, but were subtitled "La Düsseldorf 4" and "La Düsseldorf 5" respectively. These are considered to be La Düsseldorf albums by some people.[who?]

In 2006 Klaus Dinger sought to revive La Düsseldorf properly, but was again blocked by legal problems. He instead chose to release under the name "La-duesseldorf.de" (also the name of his most recent website) or "Klaus Dinger + Japandorf". This project features only Klaus of the original band.

Singles[edit]

Maxi-Singles[edit]

Video[edit]

  • 2004 – Rheinita 1979 (a live performance of Rheinita that can be viewed for free on Klaus Dinger's website www.la-duesseldorf.de

The booklets of "Neondian" and "Blue" also hint at the existence of videos for "America" (Neondian) and "Ich Liebe Dich" (single) although neither have been released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Klaus Dinger and NEU! and La Düsseldorf and Die Engel des Herrn" - Article from "Real Groove" No 2, Aug. 1996, with personal comments / corrections by Klaus Dinger. Retrieved on October 8, 2007.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]