La! NEU?

La! NEU?

Profile:
La! Neu? were a German band founded by Klaus Dinger. After around 1985, Dinger had difficulty getting records released and distributed in Germany, but the Japanese record label Captain Trip Records signed him in 1994, setting up the Dingerland sub-label for Dinger's projects. La! Neu? is a loose collective of Dinger and (mostly) younger musicians, plus his mother Renate. Their records are recorded quite quickly and spontaneously, and the sleeve designs are usually by Dinger, with hastily handwritten liner notes and obvious glue drops.

La! Neu? is also used as an umbrella name for different projects from Dinger's friends; Rembrandt Lensink's solo album God Strikes Back, an album by the group Bluepoint Underground and the group Die With Dignity's album Kraut have all appeared under the La! Neu? name. The album Blue was originally meant as a follow-up to Dinger's solo album Neondian, but was rejected by the German record label (the rejection letter is reproduced on the back cover) and only issued a decade later.

Both La! Neu? and Dingerland have been inactive since 2001. Klaus Dinger's next planned project was a re-recording of La Düsseldorf's most successful album, Viva, using Japanese musicians, but he died in 2008.
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La! NEU? Discography

Albums

CTCD-051 La! NEU? Düsseldorf(CD) Captain Trip Records CTCD-051 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CTCD-087 La! NEU? Rembrandt: God Strikes Back(CD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-087 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CTCD-086 La! NEU? Zeeland (Live '97)(CD) Captain Trip Records CTCD-086 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CTCD-123 La! Neu? Gold Regen (Gold Rain)(CD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-123 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
CTCD-100/101 La! NEU? Cha Cha 2000 Live In Tokyo(2xCD) Captain Trip Records CTCD-100/101 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
CTCD-124 La! NEU? Year Of The Tiger(CD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-124 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
CTCD-178 La! Neu? Blue (La Düsseldorf 5)(CD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-178 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
CTCD-176/177 La! NEU? Live In Tokyo 1996 #2(2xCD) Captain Trip Records CTCD-176/177 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
CTCD-344/345 La! NEU? Live At Kunsthalle Düsseldorf(2xCD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-344/345 Japan 2001 Sell This Version