Profil:
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

TrP 064, ETR Die Art - Heldenstadt Anders - Leipziger Underground 1981 - 1989 Cover-Design Various Chrome Various - Heldenstadt Anders - Leipziger Underground 1981 - 1989 (Comp) Truemmer Pogo, Elbtal Records TrP 064, ETR Germany 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
none Die Art - Dem Deutschen Volke 91 Cover-Design Various Eternal Fall Various - Dem Deutschen Volke 91(Cass, Smplr) Graffity • Records none Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

UA2001-2C Die Art - Brachialpop 1 Cover-Design Various Vereinsamt Various - Brachialpop 1(CD, EP) UpArt Produktionen UA2001-2C Germany 2001 Diese Version verkaufen

Compilations

DKT 99004 Die Art - Zu Besuch Im Märchenland - Die DDR "Indie-Scene" Cover-Design Various Eternal Fall und 1 weitere… Various - Zu Besuch Im Märchenland - Die DDR "Indie-Scene"(Cass, Comp, Mono, C60) Derbe Kost Tapes DKT 99004 Germany 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
none Die Art - Like An Explosion Cover-Design Various Outro und 2 weitere… Various - Like An Explosion (Comp) Schafstall Tapes none German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
056 474, 056 475 Die Art - Das Album - Rock-Bilanz 1989 Cover-Design Various Eternal Fall Various - Das Album - Rock-Bilanz 1989 (Comp) AMIGA 056 474, 056 475 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
0 56 409 Die Art - Parocktikum - Die Anderen Bands Cover-Design Various Sie Sagte Various - Parocktikum - Die Anderen Bands (Comp) AMIGA 0 56 409 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
62480 Die Art - VEB Sampler (Vol. 1) Cover-Design Various Sie Sagte Various - VEB Sampler (Vol. 1)(Cass, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) AMIGA (5) 62480 Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
none Die Art - KRAKATIT D.D.R.-Flüchtlinge Cover-Design Various All That Happens Various - KRAKATIT D.D.R.-Flüchtlinge(Cass, Comp, Ltd) Not On Label none German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
2770 015 Die Art - Celebrating The Eggman: A Tribute To John Lennon Cover-Design Various I'm Losing You Various - Celebrating The Eggman: A Tribute To John Lennon (Comp) Zong 2770 015 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
JD 360 434 Die Art - Born In DDR Cover-Design Various Eternal Fall Various - Born In DDR (Comp) Just'In Distribution JD 360 434 France 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
2770 025 Die Art - Grenzfälle Cover-Design Various Eternal Fall Various - Grenzfälle (Comp) Zong 2770 025 Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
P.N.G. 06-001 LP Die Art - Berührungsängste Sind Nicht Widernatürlich Cover-Design Various My Colour Is Black Various - Berührungsängste Sind Nicht Widernatürlich(LP, Comp, Ltd) Persona Non Grata P.N.G. 06-001 LP Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
EFA 04058-08 Die Art - Hallo 13 - Die Rückkehr Der FNL Cover-Design Various Pissin' Various - Hallo 13 - Die Rückkehr Der FNL (Comp) Vielklang EFA 04058-08 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
DSB 3088-2, 0180 071 Die Art - Aufbruch ● Umbruch ● Abbruch (Die Letzten Jahre) Cover-Design Various Wide Wide World Various - Aufbruch ● Umbruch ● Abbruch (Die Letzten Jahre) (Comp) Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin, Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin DSB 3088-2, 0180 071 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
HWE067/92 Die Art - Walkman Meltdown Volume One Cover-Design Various Children Of The Revolution Various - Walkman Meltdown Volume One(Cass, Comp) Hypertonia World Enterprises HWE067/92 Norway 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
74321 14209 2 Die Art - Gewalt Ätzt (27.3.93 Leipzig Augustusplatz) Cover-Design Various Garden Of Frost Various - Gewalt Ätzt (27.3.93 Leipzig Augustusplatz)(CD, Comp) Chlodwig 74321 14209 2 Europe 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
VMP 161293-2 Various Fear (Jane Plays Guitar) Various - Alternative(CD, Comp) VMP VMP 161293-2 Singapore 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
RTD 199.1999.2 Die Art - Rough Trade - Music For The 90's • Vol. 6 Cover-Design Various Kiss Me Till I Die Various - Rough Trade - Music For The 90's • Vol. 6 (Comp) Rough Trade RTD 199.1999.2 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
74321461502 Die Art - Die DT 64 - Story Vol. 7 - Pa-rock-tikum Cover-Design Various Sie Sagte Various - Die DT 64 - Story Vol. 7 - Pa-rock-tikum(CD, Comp) AMIGA 74321461502 Germany 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
none Die Art - Nasty News Cover-Design Various Sie Sagte Various - Nasty News(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
CRE-20, NTD 90420-24 Die Art - Wellenreiter In Schwarz Vol. 3 Cover-Design Various Nur 1 Traum Various - Wellenreiter In Schwarz Vol. 3(2xCD, Comp) Credo, Credo CRE-20, NTD 90420-24 Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
SPV 089-29602 DCD Die Art - Rosebud (Songs Of Goethe And Nietzsche) Cover-Design Various Vereinsamt Various - Rosebud (Songs Of Goethe And Nietzsche)(2xCD, Comp) Mastermind Music, SPV Recordings, Volkswagen Soundfoundation SPV 089-29602 DCD Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
NV 97 CD Die Art - Auferstanden Aus Ruinen - Der Soundtrack Zur Wiedervereinigung Cover-Design Various I Love You (Marian) und 1 weitere… Various - Auferstanden Aus Ruinen - Der Soundtrack Zur Wiedervereinigung(CD, Comp) Nasty Vinyl NV 97 CD Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
82876524682 Die Art - Didi Ton Präsentiert: Die DT64-Story Vol. 1 - 8 Cover-Design Various Sie Sagte Various - Didi Ton Präsentiert: Die DT64-Story Vol. 1 - 8(8xCD, Comp, RE + Box) AMIGA 82876524682 Europe 2003 Diese Version verkaufen