Rammstein - Mein Teil

One of the best singles released for a while by virtue of sheer audacity if nothing else is Rammstein's 'Mein Teil', which attempts to set to music the case of the German cannibal and the cooked penis that grabbed the headlines earlier this year. The classical music opening, with cutlery being scraped over the top, soon gives way to Rammstein's trademark big, big riff and grating vocals. It's a black humour classic in the making that you can't help but giggle over whilst perhaps feeling slightly sick. Even better than the a-side is the b-side, which is entitled, the 'You Are What You Eat' remix which has been overseen by The Pet Shop Boys. It's excellent. It combines the growling, bowel loosening guitar presence of Rammstein with the pulsing beat overdub and soft keyboard riffs you'd expect from da Pet Shop Boys. Excellent. Repeat. Repeat. etc.

And here’s the English translation of the lyrics – or at least according to Babel Fish.

Today treff ' I a gentleman,
That likes me to the food.
Switch of parts and also hard,
Stand on the bill of fare

Because you are, which you eats
And you know, what it is
It is my part (no)
My part (no)
There that is my part (no)
My part (no)

The blunt blade well and quite
I bleed strongly and to me am bad
I must fight also with the faint,
I continue to eat under cramps.

Is nevertheless so well peppered and so beautifully flambiert
and so affectionately on porcelain serves.
In addition a good wine and a tender candle light
Leave yourself there I time, something culture must be

Because you are, which you eats
And you know, what it is
It is my part (no)
My part (no)
There that is my part (no)
Now it's my part (no)

A cry will drive to the sky
Cuts oneself by angel crowds
From the cloud roof feather/spring meat falls
on my childhood with Gekreisch

That is my part (no)
My part (no)
There that is my part (no)
my part (no)

It sounds much better in the original German, obviously.

Overall

8

out of 10

Last updated: 19/04/2018 11:52:53

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