S.Y.P.H.

Peter 'Harry Rag' Braatz & Jürgen 'Jojo' Wolter

Also known as SYPH
Members of S.Y.P.H.: Jürgen Wolter, Peter Braatz, Ralf Dörper, Thomas Schwebel, Uli Putsch, Uwe Jahnke
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.syph.de, http://www.myspace.com/saveyourprettyheart

Discography of S.Y.P.H.:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Rare & Lost Into The Future 12 Audio 2004 Vinyl-on-demand
2 Am Rhein 12 Audio 1987-05-00 Das Büro
3 S.Y.P.H. 13 Audio 1982 Pure Freude
4 Pst 10 Audio 1980-08-00 Pure Freude
5 I Want U 2 Audio 1985 Das Büro
6 Stereodrom 8 Audio 1987 What's So Funny About..
7 S.Y.P.H. 6 Audio 1981 Pure Freude
8 Zurück Zum Beton 3 Audio 2003-07-15 Eternity
9 Am Rhein 13 Audio 2003 Ata Tak
10 Wieleicht 20 Audio 1993 Ata Tak
11 S.Y.P.H. 13 Audio 1999 FünfUndVierzig
12 Harbeitslose 12 Audio 1982
13 Wieleicht 21 Audio 1985 Das Büro
14 Pst! 18 Audio 1998 Captain Trip Records
15 Live Hier Und Da 28 Audio 1981 Pure Freude
16 Zurück Zum Beton 3 Audio 2003 Eternity
17 1.11.80 Berlin 4 Audio 1981 Bizarr-Produktion
18 Pankehallen, Berlin 4.12.83 4 Audio 1983 (π+RQ-J6) Tape Production
19 S.Y.P.H. 12 Audio 1980-02-00 Pure Freude
20 S.Y.P.H. 12 Audio 1980-02-00 Pure Freude
21 Wieleicht 20 Audio 2005 Ata Tak
22 4. LP 6 Audio 2012-06-29 HiD
23 4. LP 12 Audio 2012-06-29 HiD
24 S.Y.P.H. 12 Audio 1980-02-00 Pure Freude
25 Harbeitslose - Active 19 Audio 2012-11-30 HiD
26 E.X. 11 Audio 2013 Tapete Records


German band somewhere between Punk, Avantgarde and Neue Deutsche Welle.

Founded 1977 by [a=Harry Rag] (Peter Braatz), [a=Uwe Jahnke] and [a=Thomas Schwebel] in Solingen/Germany. [a=Thomas Schwebel] hit upon the idea of naming the band "Syph" because it's a dirty name. [a=Harry Rag] added the periods to make it look like an acronym and confuse people. [a=S.Y.P.H.] was then translated into "Saufender Yankee Prügelt Homo" (Drinking yankee beats queer). After 1986 it stood for "Save Your Pretty Heart"

When Schwebel said goodbye to play with [a=Mittagspause], the band was joined by [a=Uli Putsch] and [a=Jürgen Wolter]. This new formation stayed - more or less - stable until 1981, but had many changing guest musicians, including [a=Holger Czukay] from [a=Can]. In return [a=S.Y.P.H.] played with Czukay on his LP [r=72008]. [a=Uwe Jahnke] also appears on the Wobble/Liebezeit/Czukay EP "How Much Are They?".

The band paused in 2003 and is now active again.


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