Rheingold

Rheingold

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Rheingold was a German New Wave group that consisted of Bodo Staiger (vocals, guitar), Lothar Manteuffel (lyrics) und Brigitte Kunze (keyboard). They sang both in German and English and released three LP’s and several singles between 1980 and 1984.
Before they formed Rheingold, Bodo Staiger sang together in a band with Marius Müller-Westernhagen. Inspired through the Düsseldorf's music scene and fellow Germans Kraftwerk, Staiger formed Rheingold who was named after the opera of Richard Wagner.
Lothar Manteuffel wrote the songs and Brigitte Kunze did some vocals on their first self-titled LP that was released on Weltrekord.
Their most successful single "Dreiklangsdimensionen" was released in 1980 as well as the singles "Fluss" and "Fan Fan Fanatisch". "Fan Fan Fanatisch" apperaed on their second album "R", which was released in 1982. This song was also on a soundtrack to the film "The Fan", which cast also included Bodo Staiger in the main role.
Rheingold also released English versions of the songs in England and USA, not with much success as they hoped though. Neither did their last album show more success and so the band split and they never released music under this name.
Lothar Manteuffel teamed up with former Kraftwerk musician Karl Bartos to form Elektric Music and Bodo Staiger was working with ex Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür and today he’s busy as a music producer.
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Rheingold Discography

Albums

Rheingold Rheingold (Album) Welt-Rekord, EMI Electrola Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
Rheingold R. (Album, Comp) Welt-Rekord, EMI Electrola Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Rheingold Fan Fan Fanatic (MiniAlbum) Harvest Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Rheingold Distanz (Album) CBS, CBS Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Rheingold Electric City - Düsseldorfer Schule (Album) 3Klang Records Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Rheingold Dreiklangs-Dimensionen (Maxi, Single) Welt-Rekord Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
7 P 518 508 Rheingold Graffitis / Pirata(7", Promo) EMI 7 P 518 508 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-46585 Rheingold Fluss(7") Welt-Rekord 1A 006-46585 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1C 006-46 060 Rheingold Rheingold / Staigerwalzer(7", Single) Welt-Rekord, EMI Electrola 1C 006-46 060 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Rheingold Fan Fan Fanatisch (Single, Maxi) Welt-Rekord, EMI Electrola Europe 1981 Sell This Version
Rheingold Fan Fan Fanatic (Single) EMI Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Rheingold Looks Good On You EMI UK 1982 Sell This Version
Rheingold Das Steht Dir Gut / Stahlherz (Single, Maxi) Welt-Rekord, EMI Electrola Germany 1982 Sell This Version
3C 000-79219 Duran Duran / Rheingold Duran Duran / Rheingold - Hungry Like The Wolf / Triad Dimension(7", Promo) EMI 3C 000-79219 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Rheingold Via Satellit (Single, Maxi) CBS Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Rheingold Te Sienta Bien (Maxi, Single) EMI, EMI-Odeon, S.A. Spain 1983 Sell This Version
Rheingold Computerbeat (Single) CBS, CBS Germany 1984 Sell This Version
none Rheingold Gloss & Gold(File, MP3, Single, 265) Mundane Recordings none Germany 2011

Compilations

none Rheingold Best Of Rheingold(19xFile, MP3, Comp) 3Klang Records none Germany 2010