Die Art

Profile:
German band, founded 1984 as Die Zucht in Leipzig, German Democratic Republic (GDR/DDR). In 1985 they changed their name to Die Art because the government objected against further use of their original name. (Die Zucht = "the breed" in English)
The 1985 Die Art-concert in Haus Auensee Leipzig - together with Billy Bragg & The Neurotics - was legendary.
Literally "behind the Iron Curtain", Die Art privately produced three regular cassette tapes in underground conditions and quality. Since these communist times allowed only an inofficial underhand merchandising during live concerts it was the unique way to "distribute" these tapes - despite the fact, that this activity was - according to the communist GDR-laws - an illegal act.
John Peel played Die Art in his BBC Radio-Show in 1989 for the first time - related to the successful radio debut in the popular GDR underground radio-show "Parocktikum" (at Radiostation DT64) by Lutz Schramm.
The collapse of the Berlin Wall ushered in a new era, and their dream of releasing their official first album in band history finally became true. Due to the fact that it was their 4th regular recording, their first album was entitled FEAR ("fear" and the German word "vier" (the number 4) pronounce the same way in English), which may be regarded as a sort of Best-Of compilation from their first three tapes.
Between 1990 and 2001 they released nine albums in total, and various EPs and singles.
In 2001, after two final sold-out concerts at the Moritzbastei in Leipzig, Die Art eventually disbanded. (These two concerts were later released on CD under the title "Last Live Sequences".)
Out of the ashes of "Die Art", a new band was born: Wissmut, with a band line-up identical to Die Art in their final phase.
In the year 2007 they finally decided to reform Die Art. Three new albums were released since.

Members:
Christoph Heinemann (1984 - 1999)
Dirk Scholz (1989 - 1991)
Andre Friedrich (1984-11/1985)
Andy Seyffert (1986 - 1988)
Thomas Gumprecht (since 11/1985)
Thomas Stephan (1984 - 2001)
Holger Oley (since 1984)
Stefan Rebbelmund (1991 - 1992)
Christian Schierwagen (1999 - 2001)
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Albums

none Die Art - Would You Mind Us Looking For? album art Die Art Would You Mind Us Looking For? (Album) Hartmut none German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1987 Sell This Version
none Die Art - Just Another Hit album art Die Art Just Another Hit (Album) Hartmut none German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1988 Sell This Version
none Die Art - Dry album art Die Art Dry Hartmut none German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1989 Sell This Version
HK 06 Die Art - Live In Lugau 1989 album art Die Art Live In Lugau 1989(Cass, Ltd) Heimat Kassetten HK 06 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1989 Sell This Version
none Die Art - Just Another Hit Again album art Die Art Just Another Hit Again(Cass, Album) Hartmut none German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1989 Sell This Version
none Die Art - Die Art album art Die Art Die Art(Cass) Not On Label none Germany 1990 Sell This Version
0770059 Die Art - Gold album art Die Art Gold (Album) Zong, Semaphore 0770059 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ER 008 Die Art - Live - Radio War album art Die Art Live - Radio War(Cass, Ltd) Endlos Records ER 008 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
6002-2, 0180 106 Die Art - Gift album art Die Art Gift (Album) Our Choice 6002-2, 0180 106 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
RTD 195.1904.2 Die Art - But album art Die Art But (Album, Comp) Our Choice RTD 195.1904.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
RTD 195.3058.2 Die Art - Das Schiff album art Die Art Das Schiff (Album) Our Choice RTD 195.3058.2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
RTD 195.3159.2 Die Art - Still album art Die Art Still (Album) Our Choice RTD 195.3159.2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
RTD 195.3332.2 Die Art - Adnama album art Die Art Adnama (Album) Our Choice RTD 195.3332.2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
RTD 195.3422.2 Die Art - Mellow Versions album art Die Art Mellow Versions(CD, Album) Our Choice RTD 195.3422.2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
UA2000-1A Die Art - Last album art Die Art Last(CD, Album) UpArt Produktionen UA2000-1A Germany 2000 Sell This Version
LZ 2452 Die Art - Last Live Sequences album art Die Art Last Live Sequences(CD, Album) R.U.M. Records LZ 2452 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
UA 2007-04A Die Art - Alles Was Dein Herz Begehrt album art Die Art Alles Was Dein Herz Begehrt (Album) UpArt Produktionen UA 2007-04A Germany 2007 Sell This Version
UA 2008-04A Die Art - Funeral Entertainment album art Die Art Funeral Entertainment (Album) UpArt Produktionen UA 2008-04A Germany 2008 Sell This Version
ML 051 Die Art - Arcane album art Die Art Arcane (Album) Major Label (2) ML 051 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
UA 2011-1A Die Art - Berlin-Mitte (Relatively Unplugged At Schokoladen) album art Die Art Berlin-Mitte (Relatively Unplugged At Schokoladen)(CD, Album) UpArt Produktionen UA 2011-1A Germany 2011 Sell This Version
076 Die Art - Success album art Die Art Success (Album) UpArt Produktionen 076 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
UA 2017 A, UA-2017-A Die Art - XXX album art Die Art XXX (Album) Major Label (2) UA 2017 A, UA-2017-A Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRP 00390 Die Art - I Love You (Marian) album art Die Art I Love You (Marian)(7", Single, Ltd) Peking Records PRP 00390 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1990 Sell This Version
0060 017 Die Art - My Colour Is Black album art Die Art My Colour Is Black (Single) Zong 0060 017 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
DSB 3061-5 Die Art - Jane Plays Guitar album art Die Art Jane Plays Guitar(CD, EP) Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin DSB 3061-5 Germany 1992 Sell This Version