Feeling B

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Feeling B
OriginEast Berlin,  East Germany
GenresPunk rock
Hardcore punk
Years active1983–1993
Associated actsRammstein
Die Magdalene Keibel Combo
Santa Clan
Die Firma
Past membersAljosha Rompe (deceased)
Christian "Flake" Lorenz
Paul Landers
Alexander Kriening
Christoph Zimmermann (deceased)
Christoph "Doom" Schneider

Feeling B was a punk rock band founded in East Berlin in 1983. They started out firmly grounded in the underground punk scene. Over time, Feeling B's popularity grew greatly, and climaxed around the end of the German Democratic Republic.

Frontman Aljosha Rompe (1947-2000), a Swiss living in East Berlin, supplied the vocals to the band's songs. Rompe, guitarist Paul Landers, and keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz were the only consistent members throughout the band's history. At various times, the band also included bassist Christoph Zimmermann and drummers Alexander Kriening and Christoph "Doom" Schneider. Landers, Lorenz, and Schneider later found fame with Rammstein.

Rammstein's singer, Till Lindemann, also participated once with Feeling B for the song "Lied von der unruhevollen Jugend", for which he is credited on the album Hea Hoa Hoa Hea Hea Hoa. Rammstein twice played this song live in St. Petersburg and Moscow in 2001, during their 'Mutter' tour.

The group disbanded the mid-1990s. On special occasions, the band members would get together for individual concerts at punk festivals, until Rompe died in November 2000 of an asthma attack at 53 years old. Zimmermann died in a plane crash in 1999. Eventually, Lorenz re-discovered tapes of old and partial unreleased recordings. This unreleased material and remixes of some already known songs were released as Grün & Blau in 2007.

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