S.Y.P.H.

Profile:
German band somewhere between Punk, Avantgarde and Neue Deutsche Welle.
Founded 1977 by Harry Rag (Peter Braatz), Uwe Jahnke and Thomas Schwebel in Solingen/Germany. Thomas Schwebel hit upon the idea of naming the band "Syph" because it's a dirty name. Harry Rag added the periods to make it look like an acronym and confuse people. S.Y.P.H. was then translated into "Saufender Yankee Prügelt Homo" (Boozing yankee pummels fag). After 1986 it stood for "Save Your Pretty Heart"
When Schwebel said goodbye to play with Mittagspause, the band was joined by Uli Putsch and Jürgen Wolter. This new formation stayed - more or less - stable until 1981, but had many changing guest musicians, including Holger Czukay from Can. In return S.Y.P.H. played with Czukay on his LP On The Way To The Peak Of Normal. Uwe Jahnke also appears on the Wobble/Liebezeit/Czukay EP "How Much Are They?".
The band paused in 2003 and is now active again.
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Albums

PF06CK3 Pst — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Pst (Album) Pure Freude PF06CK3 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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PF 04 S.Y.P.H. — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. (Album) Pure Freude, Pure Freude PF 04 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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PF 15 S.Y.P.H. — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. (Album) Pure Freude PF 15 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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PF 11 Live Hier Und Da — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Live Hier Und Da(LP) Pure Freude PF 11 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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PF 25, pf 25 Harbeitslose — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Harbeitslose (Album, Comp) Pure Freude, Pure Freude PF 25, pf 25 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
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none Das Tönende S.Y.P.H. Buch! — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Das Tönende S.Y.P.H. Buch!(3xCass, Ltd) Pure Freude none Germany 1982 Sell This Version
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none Live — S.Y.P.H. SYPH* Live(Cass, C30) Not On Label none Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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DESK-06 Wieleicht — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Wieleicht (Album) Das Büro DESK-06 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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SF 60 Stereodrom — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Stereodrom (Album) What's So Funny About.. SF 60 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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desk 23 Am Rhein — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Am Rhein (Album) Das Büro desk 23 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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5118-1, BTT 019 Rot Geld Blau — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Rot Geld Blau (Album, Single) Buback 5118-1, BTT 019 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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none Harbeitslose Active — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Harbeitslose Active(CDr) Not On Label (S.Y.P.H. Self-released) none Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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PF 44 CK 22 -1 — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. -1(CD, Dig) Pure Freude PF 44 CK 22 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
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MIG 00762 CD Harbeitslose -Active- (The Remix Album) — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Harbeitslose -Active- (The Remix Album)(CD, Album) HiD MIG 00762 CD Germany 2012 Sell This Version
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TR 253 E.X. — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. E.X. (Album) Tapete Records TR 253 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PF 001 Viel Feind, Viel Ehr — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Viel Feind, Viel Ehr(7", Single) Pure Freude PF 001 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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PF 21 Der Bauer Im Parkdeck — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Der Bauer Im Parkdeck(2x7", EP) Pure Freude PF 21 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
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DESK 22 I Want U — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. I Want U(12") Das Büro DESK 22 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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TIME 1 MS Zurück Zum Beton [S.Y.P.H. Megamix] — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Zurück Zum Beton [S.Y.P.H. Megamix] (Maxi) Eternity TIME 1 MS Germany 2003 Sell This Version
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Compilations

CTCD-093 S.Y.P.H. / PST! — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. / PST! (Comp) Captain Trip Records CTCD-093 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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GRCD 603 Ungehörsam - Essential Recordings 1978 - 2003 — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Ungehörsam - Essential Recordings 1978 - 2003 (Comp) Glitterhouse Records GRCD 603 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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VOD 12 Rare & Lost Into The Future — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Rare & Lost Into The Future(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num) Vinyl-on-demand VOD 12 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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Videos

none Live Im Proberaum 14. April 1985 — S.Y.P.H. S.Y.P.H. Live Im Proberaum 14. April 1985(VHS) Not On Label (S.Y.P.H. Self-released) none Germany 2000 Sell This Version