Thursday, November 14, 2013

Heinos Fanta Vier Cover: MfG (aus 1994)

This song by the Fantastischen Vier cut across the deep cultural divide between hip-hop/rap and tradition. "Mit freundlichen Gruessen" is the complimentary close used in nearly all German business letters.  It was seen as a progressive breakthrough for the younger generation and for rap music when even German bankers, lawyers, and other executives came to write MfG on their correspondence instead of the longer version.

This is one of a dozen or so modern songs Heino recorded this year in the album named MfG.  Other current artists he's covered on this album include die Aerzte (Junge), Peter Fox (Haus am See), Sportfreunde Stiller (Ein Kompliment), Clueso (Gewinner), Nena (Leuchtturm), and Rammstein (Sonne).

As we learned last month, he also covered Rosamunde.

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