Wohlstandskinder

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Wohlstandskinder
Also known asWSK, W$K
OriginOverath, Germany
GenresPunk rock
Years active1995 (1995)–2005 (2005)
Past members
  • Honolulu Silver
  • Türk Travolta
  • Raki Neidhardt
  • Don Ludger de la Cardeneo

The Wohlstandskinder (German pronunciation: [ˈvoːlʃtantskɪndɐ], "Children of prosperity", shortform WSK or W$K) was a punk rock band from Overath near Cologne, Germany that was founded in 1995. They define their music as Provinzrock ("Province rock"). After their 10th anniversary in December 2005 they produced a double-live-album, which was also released as DVD.

Name[edit]

"The" was added to the band name in 2000, according to the official statement on their website as an Adelsprädikat ("an ennobling descriptor") and as sign for Posertum and Möchtegernglamour ("Wannabe-glamour").

Style[edit]

The early songs of The Wohlstandskinder were socially critical, politically left and often shameless. On their way to success, which led to a major label taking them up, their music became much more subtle, and almost completely lost its shameless style.

Members[edit]

The Wohlstandskinder are:

  • Honolulu Silver - Vocals, Guitar
  • Türk Travolta - Lead-Guitar
  • Raki Neidhardt - Bass
  • Don Ludger de la Cardeneo - Drums

Discography[edit]

The Wohlstandskinder published several singles and five studio albums. They have also been sampled several times.

They have recorded two music-videos (Wie ein Stern and Kein Radiosong), the last one was even shown on the German music-television station VIVA (but only very late in the evening).

On their tours they promoted bands like Sum 41, The Offspring, Die Happy and Donots.

Demos[edit]

  • 1996: Mit Sex verkauft sich alles -Demo (Sex sells everything)

LPs[edit]

  • 1997: Für Recht und Ordnung (For Right and order)
  • 1997: Poppxapank
  • 1999: Delikatessen 500sl (delicatesses 500sl)
  • 2000: En Garde
  • 2002: Baby, Blau! (Baby, blue)
  • 2003: Poppxapank + Die 90er waren zum Recyclen da (Re- release)
  • 2004: Dezibelkarate
  • 2005: Zwischen Image und Gewohnheit" (Between image and habits)/live

EPs[edit]

  • 1998: Die 90er waren zum Recyclen da (The 90s had to be used for recycling)
  • 2001: Untot macht hirnpolitisch - EP (undead makes brainpolitical) (under the nickname "Kinderkacke", which means in English "unimportant", lit. children poo)

Singles[edit]

  • 2002: Wir sehen uns in Las Vegas (We'll meet again in Las Vegas)
  • 2003: Wie ein Stern (Like a star)
  • 2004: Kein Radiosong (No radio song) (not released)

VHS & DVD[edit]

  • Wie ein Stern 2002 (Like a star, VHS)
  • Zwischen Image und Gewohnheit" (Between image and habits)/live (DVD)

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