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Nervous Germans

Band, *1981 DE, Berlin
Rock and Alternative

Only a handful of German bands from any era have managed releases in the U.K., USA and most of Europe without actually landing a hit. Nervous Germans achieved this with bravado, signing to Vertigo in Germany, releasing albums and singles on Rondolet in Britain and Shatter Records in the States. Their vinyl releases are still highly prized and priced ebay booty today. Nervous Germans played a string of legendary gigs in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, France and England. At the invitation of BBC legend John Peel Nervous Germans were invited into BBC’s Maida Vale Studio to record 4 tracks with producer Bob Sargeant and engineer Nick Gomm for a John Peel Session which was broadcast on 14th October 1980. A rare honour and as was heard at the time ...“not bad for a bunch of krauts“. Nervous Germans are first and foremost Australian singer Grant Stevens and German bassist and composer Micki Meuser. The band toured in varying line ups from 1979 until 1984 when it all came to an abrupt end following a festival performance that included Mitch Ryder and Aswad. Stevens and Meuser both now live in Berlin and have breathed life back into the old beast. They have found worthy partners in Gary Schmalzl on guitar and drummer Sabine Ahlbrecht who bring the right ingredients to make Nervous Germans an act to reckon with. The 5 year history of Nervous Germans song material provides around half of the current repertoire, new songs make up the rest. One obvious conclusion on hearing the old mixed with the new is that Nervous Germans was a band ahead of its time and listening today, sounds very “now“. In summer 1984 Meuser & Stevens finally pulled the plug and Nervous Germans were no more.......until today....the phoenix arises.

PortraitMicki Meuser
b, key DE
PortraitGrant Stevens
voc, syn *1953 DE
Manfred Herten
g, bvoc 1952-2011 DE
Edgar Liebert
dr, perc DE
Popular Tracks   
A Whiter Shade of Pale on A Whiter Shade of Pale by Nervous Germans
Superstars (And Superheroes) on From Prussia with Love by Nervous Germans
Only Happy When It Rains on Preloved by Nervous Germans
Punk Rock Radio on The Creeps Are Back in Town by Nervous Germans
Summer of Love - 2020 Remix on Summer of Love by Nervous Germans
Superstars (And Superheroes) on Superstars by Nervous Germans
Happy Birthday Major Tom on From Prussia with Love by Nervous Germans
Gimme Some Truth on Gimme Some Truth by Nervous Germans
Eloise on Volatile by Nervous Germans
Paradise Lost - Remix 2020 on Paradise Lost by Nervous Germans

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Title Artist Year Type
The Creeps are Back in TownNervous Germans2017Album
Water Into WineNervous Germans1983Single
Summer Of LoveNervous Germans1983Album
Summer Of LoveNervous Germans1983Single
These Boots Are Made For WalkingNervous Germans1982Single
Nervösen DeutschenNervous Germans1981Album
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