In the issue of 10 June 1982, Bravo invited readers to vote for their favourite Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) act. My judgment:
The good: Fehlfarben, Spliff, Ideal, Extrabreit, Falco, Rheingold, DAF
The OK: Spider Murphy Gang, Trio, UKW, Jawoll, Andreas Dorau
The bad: Hubert Kah (really, really bad), Markus
The Who the hell are you?: Vera Kaa, Nichts, Neonbabies, Insisters
The What are you doing here?: BAP, Bots (rock and political folk bands respectively, with no synth in sight), Kraftwerk, who virtually invented the genre but weren’t of it
German new wave band Extrabreit feature on the very 1980s cover of Bravo of 8 July 1982. That week 35 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:
• “Rock grandpas” ZZ Top and Status Quo on German TV
• What’s going to happen ext in Dallas.
• The showmanship of Mick Jagger
• West-Germany’s theme parks
• Are D.A.F. really splitting up?
German rock band Extrabreit on a centre-spread poster in Bravo of of 25 February 1982. As part of the Neue Deutsche Welle, Extrabreit were marked by their especially provocative lyrics. Every school pupil in the German-speaking world in 1981/82 appreciated the sentiment of their biggest hit, “Hurra Hurra, die Schile brennt” (Hoorasy, hooray, the school is burning).