Artist: Liedertafel Margot Honecker (1992-1994)
Title: Vorwärts, Freie Deutsche Jugend
Label: Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien (DE)
Format: 7" Single / MC
Release Date: 1993
Order: Sold Out (edition of 1000 copies)
Between 1992 and 1994, the dada-communist singing group "Liedertafel Margot Honecker" and its related political party "KED" (Kommunistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, or 'Communist Unity Party of Germany') had a strong impact on public media in Germany. Both groups claimed to be citizens of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). They appeared on national talk shows, in magazines, TV programmes, at concerts, cultural and political events – sometimes without invitations. A strange mixture of irony and seriousness characterised their actions. Avoiding any display of their intentions, they nevertheless turned into catalysers, instigating discussions – and sometimes fights – in the audience. Their confusing political aims were articulated by KED chairman Dr. Kurt Euler, who in his infamous speeches ranted against the 'digital medieval', the loss of values, and the racketeering of bourgeois politicians.
Under the moniker "Falk Klennert", Felix Kubin worked with the Liedertafel, arranging their tracks and writing storyboards for their 'propaganda' films. "Vorwärts, FDJ" is a music video based on an original song of the former GDR youth organisation "Freie Deutsche Jugend". The other film, "Rote Grütze", depicts how the KED selected new members of their party.
1 Liedertafel Margot Honecker - Vorwärts, Freie Deutsche Jugend
2 Liedertafel Margot Honecker - Überall, FDJ
3 Liedertafel Margot Honecker - Die Leipziger Messe
4 Dr. Kurt Euler - Ruhm Und Ehre! Bis Zum Sieg Der Vernunft
5 Dr. Kurt Euler - Ruhm Und Ehre! Bis Zum Sieg Der Vernunft
The last two tracks were found on a subedition of the 7".
These 150 copies include a free cassette (sides C & D) with German spoken words.
Der Spiegel (DE) February 1995
Taz (DE) December 1994