Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle
Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle / Teilnehmende Beobachtung
Includes 8pp booklet with liner notes
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1Herz aus Stein 3:29
2Westberlin Tanzparty 4:02
3Moderne Welt 5:04
4Deutschland Deutschland 2:49
5Im Westen nix Neues 3:14
6Im Rhythmus der Zeit 4:09
7Tagesschau 1:53
8Tu den Strand 0:35
9Kaufhalle 2:19
10Gudrun E. 1:06
11Rita sagt 1:13

Before their debut album "Stürmer", originally out in 1982 and reissued by a-Musik, there were two 7" by Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle. Both the eponymous 4-track EP (1980) by Justin Hoffmann, Thomas Meinecke, Michaela Melián and Wilfried Petzi and the 7-track EP "Teilnehmende Beobachtung" from 1981 were released on Alfred Hilsberg's legendary Zickzack Platten.

With "Moderne Welt" and the literally endless "Deutschland, Deutschland", the rare "Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle" single contains two of the most brilliant tracks ever recorded in the Federal Republic of Germany. "Teilnehmende Beobachtung" was produced by Wirtschaftswunder's Tom Dokoupil and established F.S.K.'s status as one of the most singular (and back in those days controversial) phenomena in the history of (west-)german postpunk/pop/underground history.

The LP reissue of these two 7"s comes with printed innversleeve and a 8 pp. booklet with extensive linernotes (in german) by Tim Klütz.