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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Industrial Superstar Promotes Industrial Supplies

Blixa Bargeld (founder of industrial/experimental music group Einstürzende Neubauten, and until recently guitarist and backing vocalist for Nick Cave's Bad Seeds) reads from the Hornbach Home Improvement Superstore catalog with all the passion of his tormented soul in this amusing series of ads for German television:

Part 1: Mosquito Killer With UV Bulb
Part 2: Quartzite Polygonal Paving Stones
Part 3: Power Drill PSB 1000 RCA
Part 4: Silicate Paint

I've seen Neubauten perform, and they make a spectacle of producing noise on stage with all kinds of strange objects. The list of items Blixa reads from the catalog probably bears some resemblance to the checklist their roadies use to prepare for a show. Indeed, Blixa can barely conceal his glee while describing the drill in part 3.

As an aside, if you are a fan of Einstürzende Neubauten or of eating food, then you'll want to try a recipe from Einstürzende Neueküchen. Everything tastes better when you know that the recipe came from a famous industrial band. Who could pass up a piping hot bowl of Blixa's Lemony Lentil Soup?

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