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”Hit Parader”: Unfortunately, considering the band's
staunch approach, and their reliance on both German language and heritage to
inspire their music, the haunting images of their nation's war-like past have
followed Rammstein around virtually from day one. Even the German media has
set out to uncover the true meanings behind some of Rammstein's more
controversial and mysterious songs- with no evidence what-so-ever of oft-rumoured
Nazi-leanings ever even showing up. The band's members themselves are as
confounded as anyone as to where these obviously false allegations first
started. Some believe it may have to do with the cover art of their 1995
debut disc, Herzeleid, where the six shirtless, well-toned band members come
across as poster boys for some new "master race." Other group
members insist it's just the German media doing their best to cause trouble.
"It has been so silly," Flake explained. "That
was just a photo of us- not some political statement! The German media
sometimes gets carried away with such things. There was even one critic who
said that the way Till rolls his 'r's' when he sings is supposed to mimic the
way that Hitler used to speak! How silly can they get? We've never written a
political song in our life, and we probably never will. It's just reverse
discrimination because we are German. Kraftwerk had the same thing happen to
them twenty years ago. If we were Spanish or Dutch, there would be no problem."