Reviews - What do customers think about Headcleaner: Text Fur Einsturzende Neubauten/Text for Collapsing New Buildings?
Very insightful and a must have for any fan! Dec 20, 2006
Its got every lyric I was eagerly searching for a long time.
Plus a few interviews in english and german.
but the true selling point is...
The cover of the book glows in the dark!!!
very fine collection May 14, 2005
i was really into einstuerzende neubauten for years--and this collection gives the original german lyrics, as well as some decent (but not perfect) english translations, of their lyrics up to the mid-1990s. i would say the main flaw in this book is the serial interview with blixa bargeld--it's not very insightful. still, this is a must-have for diehard EN fans. too bad their recent work is so terrible!
For Einsturzende Fans May 18, 2004
If you are an EN fan or just want to understand the songs without translating them from the German yourself, you need this book. It doesn't include the most recent songs but the more recent CD's include translations anyway. It also has some interesting insights from Blixa regarding the music and the growth of the band's ideas.
If you are a fan you need to become a supporter. Checkout www.neubauten.org for information.
A must have for fans of Einstuerzende Neubauten Feb 4, 1999
Headcleaner contains nearly all of Bargeld's lyrics, an interesting interview by Harry Lachner, partial discography, "net of tracks," and a nifty glow-in-the-dark cover. Aside from the lyrics themselves, possibly the most interesting thing in the book is the "net of tracks," which looks rather like a subway map, charting Bargeld's songs. The lyrics themselves, while enhanced by Neubauten's music, stand alone quite well. One can't help but see the threads of mind/body dissonance, destruction, passion, irony and lonely existenialism at the heart of his work. It's quite beautiful.