Abwärts

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Abwärts
OriginHamburg
GenresPost-punk
Years active1979 (1979)
LabelsZickzack
Associated actsEinstürzende Neubauten
Websiteabwaerts.com

Abwärts ("Downwards") is a West German post-punk group from Hamburg. Members FM Einheit and Mark Chung would leave the group in the early 1980s to join the West Berlin band Einstürzende Neubauten.

Their best-known recordings include the single "Computerstaat" ("Computer State") (1980) and the LP's Amok Koma (1981) and Der Westen ist Einsam ("The West Is Lonely") (1982), the latter in particular being regarded as a classic of West German post-punk.

The group is profiled along with other contemporaries in Jürgen Teipel's 2001 documentary novel Verschwende Deine Jugend.[1]

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  1. ^ Verschwende Deine Jugend. Ein Doku-Roman über den deutschen Punk und New Wave. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2001

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