F.S.K. - Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle / Teilnehmende Beobachtung LP
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 Thomas Meinecke 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.