Du Riechst So Gut


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"Du riechst so gut" (German for "you smell so good") is a song by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released the band's first single on 24 August 1995, also acting as the lead single from their debut studio album, Herzeleid (1995). The song describes the inner thoughts of a predator hunting his prey. The title is said to be inspired by Patrick Süskind's Perfume, a favourite novel of Till Lindemann's, the band's lead singer. The single was re-released in 1998 under the name "Du riechst so gut '98", featuring a different edit of the song and a new music video.  


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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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Album and Release
"Du Riechst So Gut" is from the debut album of Rammstein called "Herzeleid," which was released in 1995. The song itself was released as a single in 1995 prior to the album.
Chart Performance
Although not initially successful on its first release, a re-release of the song in 1998 became popular, peaking at number 20 in German Singles Chart.
Music Video
There exist two versions of the music video for the song. The original one portrays the band members as semi-humans in a forest hunted by dogs, while the 1998 re-edit features the band members dressed in 18th century vampire-style attire.
Song Theme
"Du Riechst So Gut" translates to "You Smell So Good". The song represents the viewpoint of a predator pursuing its prey and is interpreted by some fans as a metaphor for an obsessive way of love.
During live performances, the band performs a theatrical routine that matches the song's theme. Keyboardist Christian Lorenz runs around the stage and is pursued by the other band members, typically culminating with the firing of a substance with a scent matching to the song's title from a keyboard.
Remixes and reissues
There exist multiple versions of the song. A remix called "Du Riechst So Gut '98" was made to promote the singles collection album, and there are also remixes by Sascha Konietzko of KMFDM and Günter Schulz of Slick Idiot.
Track Length
The standard version of the song is 4 minutes and 50 seconds long, while the remix version "Du Riechst So Gut '98" is 4 minutes and 25 seconds long.

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