Interesting(?) stuff about Accept

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  1. gnoff

    gnoff W:O:A Metalmaster

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    This might be old news, but read this tonight and found it very interesting :)

    It's just copy/paste from

    http://www.wolfhoffmann.com/html/faq.html

    but hell, it's great stuff :D

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    Question: What's the story behind the intro to ``Fast as a Shark"?

    Answer: Here it is. We had this song ``Fast as a Shark" recorded and wanted to do a little intro for it. So I came up with the idea of taking a silly old traditional song and putting it in front of it as a contrast.

    We were recording at Dieter Dierk's studio at the time, so we went and asked his mother if she maybe had an old record with children's songs for us to borrow. Shure enough, she had just the perfect one that Dieter used to sing as a child as a matter of fact which made it even more funny and'valuable' for us.

    We picked this particular spot out of all the tunes on the record, simply because it had no real lyrics, just heidi, heido.... (The song is called ' Ein Heller und ein Batzen'.) That way we would not have to explain what the lyrics meant, no hidden meaning and all that and it would not sound real GERMAN, just silly, at least that's what we thought at the time...

    Now, about that whole Nazi thing and them using that song when they invaded France or Poland, let me just say this, whether they actually did or not or whether it was just used in later movies, I really don't know. But I know to a lot of people it apparently sounds like it, like a typical Nazi song and it caused a lot of controversy for us at the time. So out of a funny little idea we created somewhat of a monster. I must have talked about that in interviews a thousand times, but something like that is like fighting against a windmill, it just keeps coming back (and here I am again talking about it!).
     
  2. Sodomy&Lust

    Sodomy&Lust W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Thx for the info!! :):):D

    And why did they choose a spanish sentence for their song "amamos la vida"? (which means "we love life")
     
  3. Warthog

    Warthog W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Hey, that's cool! :) Someone told me once that that song was actually a recording of Udo's family singing the song when Udo was like, five years old, hahaha...

    I went to a German restaurant near here called Wurzburg Haus on Friday night with some friends, and there was an old guy there with an accordion singing old German drinking songs. After I'd had a few Bitburgers, I went up to him and asked him to play the "Heidi Heido Heida" song...and he actually knew what I was talking about, hehe!

    I think my friend John and I spent the rest of the night requesting songs we knew from Tom Angelripper albums.
     
  4. Lucretia

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    of course! :D
     
  5. Rock'n'Roll

    Rock'n'Roll W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Fast As A Shark is the best Accept song EVER... :)
     
  6. gnoff

    gnoff W:O:A Metalmaster

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    I have the worst memory of that song!

    It was at WOA 2002...

    Was lying in my tent, just been able to fix it after some fuck had fallen over it and broken one of the pins inside.

    Lying in there, drunk as hell, and then I hear

    "HEEEEEEEEIDEEEEE HEEEEEIDOOOOO HEEEIDAAAAAAAAA"

    And I think "FUCK, I'm missig UDO because I drink to damn much..."

    Seen UDO live before, but really would have liked to see him again!
     
  7. Lucretia

    Lucretia W:O:A Metalmaster

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    hey yeah, you missed something then!!
     
  8. Warthog

    Warthog W:O:A Metalmaster

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    damn, gnoff, I can relate all too well...seeing UDO at Wacken was kinda special for me, because I've missed him on his last two tours of the US. The first was because my car broke down on the way there, the second because I didn't have a car and I missed the last bus that would've taken me to the subway so i could see the show. Both stupid reasons in retrospect :( Both especially bitter losses too because of the bands U.D.O was playing with - Raven the first time and Saxon the second! Aaaarrrggghhh!

    But seeing U.D.O. at Wacken and hearing the entire crowd sing along to the melody at the end of "Princess of the Dawn" made it all worth it :)
     
  9. critter

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    If you want to see Saxon again... Take flight to Germany today...

    They are playing the day after tomorrow in Osnabrück/Germany... the town I live in :D
     
  10. Warthog

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    ah, if only I could! I have to be in Annapolis tomorrow - marching in the inauguration parade for our new governor. Politics may be bullshit, but the ceremonies are fun. :D
     
  11. critter

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    *grin* no I'd prefer Saxon.... They're quite a good party...

    But i'm not in Osnabrück at that time....
     
  12. Warthog

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    Hey, I'll hold out for seeing Saxon @ WACKEN...I know they've been there before, but they're sure to come again! :)
     

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