Ich Will


About Ich Will

"Ich will" (German for I Want) is a single by Rammstein. It was originally released in Germany on 10 September 2001. Since it was released the day before the September 11, 2001 attacks, many channels did not air the music video (which was to debut on U. S. television the next evening). The German single contains a live cover version of The Ramones' song "Pet Sematary", sung by keyboardist Flake.


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Rammstein is a Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) band from Berlin, Germany. The band was formed in 1994 and consists of Till Lindemann (lead vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar and backing vocals), Paul H. Landers (guitar, backing vocals), Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (bass guitar), Christoph "Doom" Schneider (drums and electronic percussion) and Christian "Flake" Lorenz (keyboards). more »

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Song Origin
"Ich Will" is a song by the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein from their third album 'Mutter'.
Single Release
While "Mutter" was released in 2002, "Ich Will" was later released as a single in 2002.
Song Theme
The song is about the desire for recognition and fame. The title, "Ich Will," translates to "I want," referring to what people are willing to do to gather attention.
Unique Music Video
The music video for "Ich Will" involves the band members as terrorists who hold a bank hostage and want their "demands" met - their demand being that their performance and faces be broadcasted on every television across the world. This unique and thought-provoking video won the ECHO award for best video in 2002.
Chart Success
Despite the controversial music video, "Ich Will" reached number 5 on the German singles chart and spent 17 weeks total on the chart.
Live Performances
Typical live performances of "Ich Will" at Rammstein's concerts involves pyrotechnics and intense theatrical performances, a trademark of the band.
English Version
While primarily performed in German, an English version of "Ich Will" does exist and has been performed at several Rammstein concerts.
Musical Structure
The song has a heavy metal sound with powerful guitar riffs, pounding drums, and lead singer Till Lindemann's low, harsh vocals. This style is emblematic of the band's unique genre, referred to as Neue Deutsche Härte.
Cultural Impact
"Ich Will" is often considered one of Rammstein's flagship songs, with its controversial themes and powerful music earning it a dedicated fanbase.
Band Members
Rammstein consists of six members - lead vocalist Till Lindemann, lead guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, rhythm guitarist Paul H. Landers, bassist Oliver "Ollie" Riedel, drummer Christoph "Doom" Schneider, and keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz. All six members contribute to the creation of their songs, including "Ich Will."

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