Die Toten Hosen , is a German punk rock band formed around the leader Campino. Originally from Düsseldorf, this band is with Die Ärzte, one of the most popular German bands. It is even part of the small number of German groups that have managed to export. After traveling almost all of South America, they begin to make themselves known in some Asian countries. They collaborated with many musicians. The most musically close bands of the Toten Hosen are Die Ärzte and Wizo.
The group was formed in 1982 in Düsseldorf. The name of the group literally means "dead pants" in French; the German expression "yesterday ist tote Hose" means, however, "nothing happens here". In more than thirty years, their music and their themes have changed. Their first vinyl record was mostly composed of variety songs. Since the late 1980s their texts have gained in content to start dealing with topics such as racism and politics. Their first single Wir sind bereit ("We're Ready") was released in 1982, a year after their first Opel-Gang album, on their own label, Totenkopf. Guitarist Walter November left the group in November 1983 because of drug problems. One of the two sides A of the third single, Eisgekühlter Bommerlunder, is broadcast on local radio. In July 1983, the group signed at EMI Group, which will finance the music video of the song Eisgekühlter Bommerlunder, directed by Wolfgang Büld. He describes a catastrophic wedding ceremony in a small Bavarian church, with Kurt Raab playing the alcoholic priest and Marianne Sägebrecht. German public television will refuse to broadcast the clip for fear of creating controversy among believers. In late 1983, they released Hip Hop Bommi, a hip-hop version of the song Eisgekühlter Bommerlunder with rapper Fab Five Freddy.
In 1984, the group published a session at the John Peel Show on the BBC. Die Toten Hosen leaves EMI and signs at Virgin Records. Their second album, Unter Falscher Flagge, was released in 1984. The cover depicts members dressed as pirates. In the spring of 1985, the group filmed in France at the Goethe Institute> and at the end of the year went through Poland and Hungary. At the end of 1985, Trini Trimpop moved to the management of the group until 1992. Jakob Keusen replaced him briefly on the drums before giving way to Wolfgang Rohde (Wölli) in January 1986. Rohde's first concert was performed in front of a large audience. public. With Herbert Grönemeyer, Udo Lindenberg, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, BAP, the Rodgau Monotones and others, they play at the Anti-WAAhnsinns-Festival in July 1986. In 1986, they record their third album, Damenwahl. The Damenwahl tour is sponsored by the German manufacturer of condoms Fromms>. In 1987, the group celebrated its first appearance in the standings with the release of Never Mind the Hosen, Here's Die Roten Rosen under the pseudonym Die Roten Rosen. The album includes rock versions of German pop songs from the 1960s.
At the end of 1987, Die Toten Hosen published his first live album, Bis zum bitteren Ende, which reached the top 30 of German and Austrian rankings>. They will play in support of the album at the Roskilde-Festival in Denmark and at the Olof-Palme-Friedensfestival.