Antiwar songs by Slime
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SlimeSlime is a German punk rock band, founded in 1979 and disbanded in 1994. The pre-Slime band ‎was called Screamer, and the post-Slime band is – contrary to the occasional rumors – not Emils ‎‎(Slime backwards), but Rubberslime, with the member Elf. In 2010, the band reformed to play ‎some concerts for their 30th anniversary.‎
The band was founded by Michael "Elf" Mayer (guitar), Eddi Räther (bass) and Ball (Peter Wodok ‎‎– drums). Some months later, Dirk "Dicken" Jora joined as vocalist. Christian Mevs joined the band ‎in 1980 as second guitarist, and Ball left in 1981 and was replaced by Stephan Mahler. For the 2010 ‎concerts Alex Schwers played bass guitar.‎
Slime were very influential to the German punk culture and their first album “Slime I” was actually ‎the first German punk album banned. They are often considered to be the prototypical German punk ‎or deutschpunk band.‎
Notable songs are "Deutschland Muss Sterben (...Damit Wir Leben Können)" (Germany must die ‎‎(... so we can live)) (an allusion to "Deutschland muß leben, auch wenn wir sterben müssen" ‎‎(Germany must live, even if we have to die), the inscription on the Kriegerdenkmal in Hamburg-‎Dammtor which is a line of the Soldatenlied by the German poet Heinrich Lersch), ‎‎"Bullenschweine" (literally cop swines), "Polizei SA/SS" (police SA/SS), comparing police to the ‎SA and SS and "A.C.A.B." ("All Cops Are Bastards").‎
They sang song against war (e.g. "We Don't Need the Army"), and they made a punk anthem with ‎the song "Hey Punk". They even produced songs against their government ("They Don't Give a ‎Fuck"), their justice ("Gerechtigkeit" - means fairness), their police and their politicians ("Sand im ‎Getriebe"). The song "Yankees Raus" (Yankees out) is against imperialism. The following years, ‎the neo-fascism in Germany was rising more and more, so they felt dutybound to sing against them.‎
The song "Der Tod Ist Ein Meister aus Deutschland" (Death is a master from Germany) was ‎inspired by the poem “Todesfuge” (lit. "Death Fugue") by Paul Celan, who was a prisoner in ‎different concentration camps during the Third reich.‎;‎