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Ohrwurm: Die Toten Hosen – “Tage wie diese”

Die Toten Hosen - "Tage wie diese" (screenshot from Official Video)

Photo: Still from ‘Die Toten Hosen – “Tage wie diese”‘

The refrain from Die Toten Hosen – “Tage wie diese” has been my Ohrwurm for days, though I found out on the weekend that I had completely the wrong lyrics in mind.

This was one of the songs that was played at Schmankerl-Hüttn and has stuck with me after it closed.

The video mixes live footage and studio shots of the band, with a few shots from Berlin thrown in for good measure – for instance, The Berlin Holi Open Air features a fair bit.

The name of the band ‘Die Toten Hosen’ literally translated is the ‘The Dead Trousers’ – a German term used to describe a person or an event as ‘boring’, it can also mean ‘nothing going on’ and is therefore used as a slang term for ‘impotent’.

Tote Hose is just one of many German terms that has been explained on Twitter with #dailydeutsch – a hashtag created by the folks over at überlin to help people learn German.

Die Toten Hosen – “Tage wie diese”


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2 Responses to Ohrwurm: Die Toten Hosen – “Tage wie diese”

  1. notmsparker 13 March, 2013 at 11:07 #

    Great photo! Makes one happy just looking at it:)


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