Originally named Ruff Haus, this hard rock band based in Düsseldorf, Germany, comprised Uwe Stedtler (vocals), Rolf Himmelman (guitar), Jens Schwarz (bass) and Gunter Zimmerman (drums). Formed in October 1978, they borrowed liberally from British and American traditions, though initially they confined their lyrics to German. Of the two albums they released, Blitzkrieg is widely considered the most proficient, including as it does their debut single, ‘Putsch’. After the group’s demise in 1982 the members returned to day jobs, Zimmerman continuing to work as a producer.
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