Keine Lust

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"Keine Lust"
Keinelustcover.jpg
Single by Rammstein
from the album Reise, Reise
B-side
Released28 February 2005
Recorded2003
StudioEl Cortijo (Málaga, Spain)
Genre
Length3:42
LabelUniversal
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Rammstein singles chronology
"Ohne dich"
(2004)
"Keine Lust"
(2005)
"Benzin"
(2005)

"Keine Lust" (German for "no desire") is a song by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released as the fourth and final single from their fourth studio album, Reise, Reise (2004), on 28 February 2005 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as a maxi-single, a limited edition digipak single, a 7" vinyl single, a 12" vinyl single, and as a two-track.

Music video[edit]

The "Keine Lust" music video was filmed in January 2005 and premiered a month later. It depicts a reunion between Rammstein, whose members are visibly aged and morbidly obese, and their instruments are old and dusty. They arrive at an underground parking garage in luxurious white cars of different ages and countries driven by beautiful women in white clothes, who help them set up the instruments, and the band's clothes and instruments are also white. Only keyboardist Flake appears not to have gained any weight. He arrives in a motorized wheelchair, just in time to play the keyboard part of the song. At the end of the video, the rest of the band leaves, abandoning Flake who has managed to stand during the song and now cannot sit back down (or walk).

Drummer Christoph Schneider came up with the idea for the video and originally wanted the song to be released as the lead single from Reise, Reise; he enjoyed the idea of Rammstein coming back from a long break in between albums with a morbidly obese appearance. Though the band did use his idea for the video, the song was released as the fourth and final single from the album instead. Despite the music playing over the band's performance in the video, some guitar feedback that was picked up from the microphones was included in the final cut of the video, something that director Jörn Heitmann wanted to include.[1] In the video The Making of Keine Lust, guitarist Richard Kruspe discussed the meaning of the song and music video:

"You know, after all of these years we're full-up! Fame, success, money. We don't want to do anything anymore! Nothing! That's the idea in the song. We've returned to the starting point again. We just want to make music again. We don't want all the circus that goes with it anymore. So, we meet up again, one more time, for one more performance – just to make music together. The fact that we are fat is just symbolic for excess. It's really just about returning to the beginning."[1]

The video was nominated for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2005.[2] The second version of the music video pays tribute to the music videos by featuring women shooting flames from masks ("Feuer frei!") and flamethrowers and one woman flaming jackets ("Rammstein").

Live story[edit]

It was first played in three consecutive concerts for members of the fan club, in October 2004. In the formal tour, it was played in every concert. Large columns of CO
2
were part of the stage show. The band played the song in the Echo Awards 2005, dressed in the costumes used in the video. They even arrived on stage in the cars seen in the video. At first, "Keine Lust" was the only song from Reise, Reise in the Liebe Ist Für Alle Da tour setlist, except for "Amerika" which was played at one show, and "Mein Teil", which was reintroduced into the setlist later in the tour.

Track listing[edit]

German CD maxi single[3]
No.TitleRemixed byLength
1."Keine Lust" 3:44
2."Keine Lust (Remix No. 1)"Clawfinger4:37
3."Keine Lust (The Psychosonic Remix)"DJ Drug5:02
4."Keine Lust (Bozz Remix)"Azad3:52
5."Keine Lust (Jazz Remix)"Clawfinger4:11
6."Keine Lust (Black Strobe Remix)"Black Strobe7:08
7."Keine Lust (Curve Remix)"Front 2423:40
8."Keine Lust (Ich zähl die Fliegen Remix)"Krieger3:30

Also released as a 2-track CD[4] and Mini CD[5] featuring "Keine Lust" and "Keine Lust (Remix No. 1)"

UK CD single[6]
No.TitleRemixed byLength
1."Keine Lust" 3:44
2."Ohne dich (Mina Harker's Version)"Laibach4:09
3."Mutter (Orchestra Version)"  
UK 7" vinyl single[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Keine Lust"3:44
2."Du hast (Live)" (Live audio from Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, August 1998) 
12" vinyl single[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Keine Lust (Black Strobe Remix)" 
2."Keine Lust (Black Strobe Remix Instrumental)" 
3."Keine Lust (Curve Remix)" 
4."Keine Lust (Curve Remix Instrumental)" 
UK DVD single[9]
No.TitleLength
1."Keine Lust" (audio)3:44
2."Mein Teil (Single Version)" (audio)4:26
3."Mein Teil (Full Version)" (video)4:25
4."The Making of Mein Teil" (video)11:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 25
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11] 7
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[12] 13
Denmark (Tracklisten)[13] 4
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 14
Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 19
Scotland (OCC)[17] 36
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 57
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 30
UK Singles (OCC)[21] 35
UK Rock and Metal (OCC)[22] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rammstein - Keine Lust (Official Making Of) (Documentary) (in German). YouTube. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Coldplay, Gorillaz lead MTV Europe Music Awards nominations". MTV. 28 September 2005. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Rammstein - Keine Lust (CD, Maxi-Single)". Discogs. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Rammstein - Keine Lust (CD, Single)". Discogs. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Rammstein - Keine Lust (CD, Mini, Single, Limited Edition)". Discogs. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Rammstein - Keine Lust (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Rammstein – Keine Lust. (Vinyl, 7", Limited Edition)". Discogs. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Rammstein - Keine Lust (Vinyl, 12")". Discogs. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Rammstein - Keine Lus (DVD, Single)". Discogs. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Rammstein – Keine Lust" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rammstein – Keine Lust" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rammstein – Keine Lust" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Rammstein – Keine Lust". Tracklisten. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Rammstein: Keine Lust" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Rammstein – Keine Lust" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Rammstein – Keine Lust" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Rammstein – Keine Lust" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Rammstein – Keine Lust". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Rammstein – Keine Lust". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 April 2019.

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