In the fall of 1979 the band DER MODERNE MAN was founded in Hannover. After the release of the e.p. "Umsturz im Kinderzimmer" at Heile Welt Records the band was signed to the legendary NO FUN Records of Hollow Skai. The band's debut album called "80 Tage auf See", appeared in 1980.
The reaction to this albumt was initially unenthusiastic. In spring 1981 the single "Sandmann"/"Baggersee". met more interest. The leading German music magazin "SOUNDS" attested that the quartet has been delivered with the single "a good piece of German pop music."
The band now belonged to the most important and most significant new German pop groups. In summer 1982 the second album "Unmodern" appeared at NO Fun Records. The LP was consistently highly praised. At a time when the more conservative German rock groups woke up and frantically tried to find connection to what is en vogue, DER MODERNE MAN flirted with a wink to be unfashionable. That concerned wit, humor and more relaxed approach to the diversity of style, the attempted competition is light years ahead.
Now here comes "Unmodern" for the first time on CD. Many bonus tracks are added, like demos and the songs of the extremely rare single "Welt" (of which there's only 3 pieces). The icing is a new version of "Anaconda", recorded by the band in 2009.
01 Anakonda 02 Blaue matrosen 03 Nur die 04 Nicht warten 05 Gurus und geheimagenten 06 Bis ans ende der welt 07 Das tier 08 Unmodern 09 Laut 10 Roter mond 11 Der sandman (bonus track) 12 Baggersee (bonus track)
13 Blaue matrosen (bonus track) 14 Fernsehzeit (bonus track) 15 Laut (bonus track) 16 Unmodern (bonus track) 17 Nicht warten (bonus track) 18 Der sandman (bonus track) 19 Bis ans ende der welt (bonus track) 20 Tanz dich frei (bonus track) 21 Anakonda (bonus track)