Birth Control

Birth Control are a German hard-rock band that was initially active as a recording unit for 13 years, starting in the late 1960s. The band released eleven studio albums and two live LPs between 1970 and 1982. Members: Bernd Koschmidder (bass, 1966-73), Reinhold Sobotta (keyboards, 1966-72), Rolf Gurra [Rolly Joker] (saxophone, vocals, 1966-69), Reiner Borchert […]

Gina X Performance

Gina X Performance was a German coldwave/synthpop band that released three albums on EMI between 1979 and 1981, followed by a fourth album on Statik/Virgin in 1984. Members: Gina Kikoine (vocals), Zeus B. Held (production, multi-instrumentalist) The Gina X Performance was assembled in Cologne, Germany, in 1978, by singer/lyricist Gina Kikoine (aka Claudia De Held) […]

Gina X Performance ‎– Nice Mover (1979)

Nice Mover is the first of two albums by the Gina X Performance, released in 1979 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Nice Mover” (4:30) A2. “No G.D.M. (Dedicated to Quentin Crisp)” (5:55) A3. “Plastic Surprise Box” (3:05) A4. “Casablanca” (5:35) B1. “Be a Boy” (4:00) B2. “Exhibitionism” (5:00) B3. “Black Sheep” (3:45) B4. “Tropical Comic Strip” […]

Birth Control ‎– Increase (1977)

Increase is the seventh studio album by German hard rock band Birth Control, released in 1977 on Brain. Tracklist: A1. “Skate-Board Sue” (3:55) A2. “Domino’s Hammock” (4:52) A3. “Fight for You” (4:35) A4. “Until the Night” (6:25) B1. “Get Up!” (4:35) B2. “We All Thought We Knew You” (7:50) B3. “Seems My Bike’s Riding Me” […]

Birth Control – Backdoor Possibilities (1976)

Backdoor Possibilities is the sixth studio album by German symphonic/hard-rock band Birth Control, released in 1976 on Brain. Tracklist: A1. “One First of April: Prologue / Physical and Mental Short Circuit / Subterranean Escape” (7:36) A2. “Beedeepees: Beedeepees / Childhood Flash-Back / Legal Labyrinth” (8:37) A3. “Futile Prayer” (5:54) B1. “La Ciguena de Zaragoza: The […]

Birth Control – Plastic People (1975)

Plastic People is the fifth studio album by German symphonic/hard-rock band Birth Control, released in 1975 on CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Plastic People” (10:54) A2. “Tiny Flashlights” (7:33) A3. “My Mind” (6:49) B1. “Rockin’ Rollin’ Roller” (5:43) B2. “Trial Trip” (6:43) B3. “This Song Is Just for You” (7:28) Credits: Peter Foeller — bass guitar, vocals, […]

Gina X Performance ‎– X-Traordinaire (1980)

X-Traordinaire is the second of two albums by German futurist New Wave operative the Gina X Performance, released in 1980 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Strip Tease (I’m Your Transformer)” (5:18) A2. “Do It Yourself (You Are Perfect)” (5:26) A3. “Opposite Numbers (Turnpece of Phantasy)” (4:30) A4. “Cologne Intime (The World’s Hottest Town)” (6:02) B1. “Weekend […]