Birth Control

Also known as Birthcontrol
Members of Birth Control: Bernd Noske, Bruno Frenzel, Dirk Steffens, Gina X, Hannes Vesper, Hartmut Schölgens, Horst Stachelhaus, Hugo Egon Balder, Jürgen Goldschmidt, Manfred von Bohr, Peter Föller, Reinhold Sobotta, Rolf "Rocco" Klein, Sascha Kühn, Wolfgang Horn, Xaver Fischer, Zeus B. Held
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.birth-control.de

Discography of Birth Control:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Very Best Of 10 Audio 1990 CBS
2 Hoodoo Man 6 Audio 1972 CBS
3 Live 5 Audio CBS
4 Plastic People 6 Audio 1975
5 Knock Knock / Who's There? 7 Audio 1973
6 Gamma Ray Part 1+2 2 Audio 1975
7 The Work Is Done / Flesh And Blood 2 Audio 1971 Ohr
8 Backdoor Possibilities 6 Audio 1976 Brain
9 Deal Done At Night 7 Audio 1981
10 Hoodoo Man 6 Audio 1994
11 Increase 7 Audio 1977 Brain
12 Operation 6 Audio 1971 Ohr
13 Rebirth 7 Audio 1974
14 Birth Control 7 Audio 1970 Metronome
15 Titanic 8 Audio 1978 Brain
16 A New German Rock Group 7 Audio 1970 Prophesy Records
17 Pick On Me / Limelight 2 Audio 1980
18 Gamma Ray 2 Audio 1989 CBS
19 Hoodoo Man 6 Audio
20 Hoodoo Man 13 Audio 2005 Repertoire Records
21 Operation 6 Audio 1993 Spalax Music
22 Hoodoo Man 6 Audio 1974 CBS
23 Definitive Collection 13 Audio 1996
24 Birth Control Live In Lachendorf 8 Audio 2000
25 Gold Rock 7 Audio 1973 Metronome
26 Live Abortion 9 Audio 2000 Wallbreaker
27 Fall Down 2 Audio 1977 Metronome
28 Gamma Ray '90 4 Audio 1990 Spectre Records
29 The Best Of Birth Control 7 Audio 1977 CBS
30 What's Your Name / Believe In The Pill 2 Audio Philips
31 Hope / Rollin' 2 Audio 1970
32 Titanic 8 Audio 1996 Green Tree Records
33 Gamma Ray (Partes 1 y 2) 2 Audio 1975 CBS
34 The Best Of Birthcontrol Vol. 2 6 Audio 1978
35 Hoodoo Man 6 Audio 1972 CBS
36 October / Freedom 2 Audio 1969 Amadeo
37 What's Your Name 2 Audio 1972 Ohr
38 Believe In The Pill 9 Audio 1972
39 Live '79 5 Audio 1979 Brain
40 The Day Of Doom Is Coming 2 Audio 1982 Ohr Today
41 No Drugs / All I Want Is You 2 Audio 1970 Metronome
42 Condomium 9 Audio 1999 Green Tree Records
43 Nuclear Rector / Get Ready To Run 2 Audio 1982 OHR Today
44 History 20 Audio 2005 Aviator Entertainment
45 Increase 7 Audio 1977 Brain
46 Live 5 Audio 1995
47 Birth Control 12 Audio 1997 Repertoire Records
48 Operation 12 Audio 1997 Repertoire Records
49 Gamma Ray 2 Audio 1989 CBS
50 Rebirth 7 Audio 1995


Amongst the longest running of German rock bands, Birth Control were formed way back in 1968 in Berlin. They chose their rather controversial name as a stab at Pope Paul's anti birth control policy.

Current line up:

Bernd "Nossi" Noske - vocals, drums & percussion

(member since 26. December 1968)

with

Peter Engelhardt - guitar, backing vocals

Sascha "Sosho" Kühn - keyboards, piano

Hannes "Cyborg Haines" Vesper - bass, backing vocals

and as guest, Peter Föller - vocals

(member February 1973 to May 1977)

Founding members:

Bernd "Koschi" Koschmidder - bass - August 1968 to February 1973

Reinhold "Booboo" Sobotta - keyboards - August 1968 to January 1972

Rolf "Rolly Joker" Gurra - saxophone, guitar, vocals - August 1968 to December 1969

Fritz "Little Lord" Gröger - vocals, guitar - August 1968 to Fall 1969

Reiner Borchert - guitar - (disappeared during the Lebanon tour)

Klaus Orso - guitar - August 1968 to December 1968

Hugo Egon Balder - drums - August 1968 to 25. December 1968

Gerd Alsheimer - trumpet - August 1968, quit during the Lebanon tour


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