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|Single by Rammstein|
|from the album Sehnsucht|
|Released||July 19, 1997|
|Studio||Temple Studios, Malta|
"Bück dich" ("Bend down," "Bend over") is a song by the Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein that first appeared on their second studio album, Sehnsucht, and as one of the b-sides to the CD version of "Du hast".
Live performance and controversy
Despite being so popular, this song was never officially released as a single from the band, and never had an accompanying music video. However, the song is widely known by fans, primarily because of the live performance that accompanies it and is generally accepted as a fan favorite.
When performing it live, vocalist Till Lindemann has simulated anal sex with keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz using a liquid squirting dildo. Christian "Flake" Lorenz has confirmed in an interview that the dildo squirts a mixture of Pernod liqueur and water; however, bandmate Paul Landers claims it's water and Ouzo. (Both are anise liqueurs.) This performance is controversial, and once led to Lindemann and Lorenz being arrested during a concert on June 5, 1998 in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA). They were each fined $200 and spent the night in jail. Consequently, two versions of Rammstein's Live aus Berlin were released - one VHS including "Bück dich" and another VHS and DVD without it.
The song made a comeback in the "Made in Germany 1995-2011" tour. Early during the US tour dates, the live performance was changed into more of a BDSM/torture scenario in which Christian "Flake" Lorenz rubs a lit fluorescent lamp over Till Lindemann's body before smashing it over his head. On some later shows, Till "vomits" with the use of a mask that has the same mechanism as the dildo in regular performances. During Rammstein's unofficial tour name "Wir halten das Tempo" tour, Rammstein performed the intro of their song Rammstein with guitar flamethrowers before, during and end of the song "Bück dich", where Till Lindemann destroys the keyboard and throws it into the crowd and kick the standing keyboard onstage.
- The line "Bück dich, dein Gesicht ist mir egal" (meaning "Bend down/over, I don't care about your face") was originally used in the 1992 Japanese pink film Tokyo Decadence.
- Rammstein's Act Lands Two Members In Jail, MTV News, Jun 7 1998.
- Rammstein Members Busted For Simulated Sex Act, Yahoo! Music, Jun 8, 1999.