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Music style: New German Wave (Neue Deutsche Welle), Punk
Band members: Stefan "Kleinkrieg" Kleinkrieg (guitar), Rolf Möller (percussion), Uli "Public" Ruhwedel (guitar), Wolfgang "Hunter" Jäger (bass) und Kai "Havaii" Schlasse (vocals).
Name means: "Extra wide"

Although Extrabreit got its start with New German Wave, they consider themselves to be more of a punk rock band. Founded in 1978 in Hagen, the band reached the high point of its career between 1981 and 1983, when they played sold-out concerts and earned gold records. Like so many of the bands that came out of New German Wave, Extrabreit experienced some lean years thereafter. Nonetheless, "die Breiten" continued touring and producing albums for their loyal fans until their breakup in 1998. Many of their earlier albums are only available in vinyl LP format.

In 2002, the band staged a comeback. The reunited band has released some rare, previously recorded tracks and new remakes of some of their old hits. The band played its first concert for a reunified Germany in Bochum on August 31. The tour was so well-received, Extrabreit decided to produce another album. Frieden appeared in April 2005.

Extrabreit CDs

Frieden (2005) | LISTEN
TRACKS: 1.Neues Spiel | 2.Ewig singt Balalaika | 3.Nummer 17 | 4.Männer ohne gleichen (Der Stolz des Ruhrgebiets) | 5.(K)Ein Traum | 6.Die Multis & der Staat | 7.Zeit macht nur vor dem Teufel halt | 8.Ahoi! | 9.Süchtig (Das Leben) | 10.Psychokiller | 11.Dies & das & jenes | 12.Schönes Lied | 13.All die goldenen Jungs
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Unerhört (2004)
As a special bonus, the CD contains long lost demo recordings that resurfaced in 2003 on an audio tape in Magdegurg. The demos date back before the band's first album.

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Ihre allergrößten Erfolge (2003) || LISTEN
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Das letzte Gefecht (2002) LIVE | 2 CDs | LISTEN
This bootleg recording from the band's farewell concert provides a representative sampling of the band's musical history.

CD 1
: 1.Sturzflug | 2.Jeden Tag, jede Nacht | 3.Kalter Fisch | 4.Hart wie Marmelade | 5.Glück und Geld | 6.Polizisten | 7.Raus aus meinem Kopf | 8.Verdammter roter Mohn | 9.Nichts ist für immer | 10.Für mich soll's rote Rosen regnen | 11.Duo Infernal | 12.Augen zu | 13.Komm nach Hagen

CD 2: 1.Beule sagt... | 2.Kokain | 3.Ruhm | 4.Lottokönig | 5.Liebling | 6.3 D | 7.Extrabreit | 8.Annemarie | 9.Flieger grüß mir die Sonne | 10.Joachim muß härter werden | 11.Junge wir können so heiß sein | 12.Alptraumstadt | 13.Weißes Licht (new studio recording)

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Amen (1998) | LISTEN
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Jeden Tag, jede Nacht (1996)
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Superfett (1996) | LISTEN
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Hotel Monopol (1993) | LISTEN
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Zurück aus der Zukunft, Vol. 2 (1993) | LISTEN
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Wer Böses denkt, soll endlich schweigen (1991)
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Zurück aus der Zukunft, Vol. 1 (1991) | LISTEN
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Das grenzt schon an Musik (1990) LIVE
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Welch ein Land! -- Was für Männer! (1981) | LISTEN
TRACKS: 1.3-D | 2.Mama hol uns hier raus | 3.Wir leben im Westen | 4.Polizisten | 5.Glück und Geld | 6.Der Präsident ist tot | 7.Tanz mit mir | 8.Der Führer | 9.Salomé | 10.Allegro für Annemarie
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Ihre größten Erfolge (1980) | LISTEN
TRACKS: 1.Hurra, Hurra, die Schule brennt | 2.Extrabreit | 3.Sturzflug | 4.Annemarie | 5.Bus Baby | 6.Ich will hier raus | 7.Lottokönig | 8.Hart wie Marmelade | 9.Alptraumstadt | 10.Flieger, grüß mir die Sonne | 11.Es tickt | 12.110 | 13.Junge, wir können so heiß sein
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Extrabreit Weblinks

Extrabreit [German] - Official band webpage
Die Extrabreit Fanpage [German] - Up-to-date news about the band, concert info & lots of photos.
Extrabreit [German] - Another fan page with news stories, interviews, discography, more.
Extrabreit Fan-Sit [German] - Another fan website with autographed photos, concert reviews, current news and media references to "die Breiten".

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