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A Tribute To Rammstein's "Pussy" Song and Video

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It was two years ago today that Rammstein created a stir with their music video for the single "Pussy", off the album "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da." Between the song's name, lyrics, and explicit music video, the video instantly went viral and made for Metalunderground.com's most read article ever in just a few months (now topping 400,000 views), thanks to the thousands of Internet searches turning up our article as a result. Imagine that: searches for "pussy" would trump other metal-related searches on the 'net. Gasp!

The band debuted the uncensored version of the video on a porn site and had multiple versions of the video banned from YouTube before finally blurring entire scenes containing the offensive images beyond recognition.

As a viral hit and with such a title and subject, as well as being both funny and explicit at the same time, the song has predictably become one to cover (or remix) just to prove a band of any sort to be edgy or maybe in some perverse sense of fun. Let's take a look at a few such covers and parodies:

Just last month Daveyboyz (also known for Heavy Metal Farmer) released a video parody of Rammstein's "Pussy" music video, entitled "Cookie." Despite the change, you can't help but think of the original lyrics when watching this disturbing parody:

The behind the scenes video for this parody is pretty funny as well:

Here's a polka band cover synched to some footage that's turned up in other polka covers:

Here we have a "Russian balalayka cover":

Controversial on many levels, the single even got its own Hitler video:

Not just any band can pull off a feat like Rammstein did with this controversial single. It takes band with some popularity, a rabid fanbase, and a reputation for pushing boundaries. While the metal fans may have viewed the song with annoyance, as merely as a joke song, the band made waves on the Internet with it like few other have.

Oddly enough, there does not seem to be an "official" version of the music video on the band's Youtube channel, so here's the best quality (HD) version of the original that I could find (censored, of course):

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1. haha writes:

Rammstein does, always have, and probably always will, suck. That is all.

# Sep 17, 2011 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. psythe writes:

^Not even close to correct. They've been dismal since Reise Reise, true enough, but prior to that their efforts were decent if not downright fantastic. They've also done huge things for the German metal scene, as well as pretty much being pioneers of the electronica/industrial scene (or at least played a big part in its catching on) along with bands like Fear Factory and Nine Inch Nails. I agree that Rammstein's last few releases have sucked, but that doesn't rob them of their legacy.


As for 'p***y', the song was rubbish and the censored videos were rubbish, but the song and the uncensored video was hilarious and helped give a band that had rounded out a bit of its edge back.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 2:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Haha! I disagree with you both - I like all of their post "Sehnsucht" albums, first two were a little straight forward and techno for me.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 2:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. psythe writes:

Mutter is by leagues my favourite, but I honestly wouldn't even bother mentioning anything other than that, Sehnsucht and Herzeleid. Once they secured their mainstream position, they stuck to their formula. Unfortunately, the more something gets reproduced, the less value the ensuing copies have. They just got stale, didn't have any new direction, and it showed, man. The greater the number of times you try and write essentially the same song, the worse the ideas you end up resorting to.

At least, that's always been how their discography has come across to me.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 3:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. haha writes:

To #2 and 3, I'm not saying "you" suck, or that your opinions don't matter, but simply that I've never really liked this band to begin with. I almost did, but then I found out they weren't really for me. Now as for Nine Inch Nails, I do like.

To #4, the same damn thing happened to Korn. Exact same damn thing. Don't be trendy, be a trendsetter... or if you're not original enough for that, at least rise above the "status quo" of the day.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 9:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Schubaltz writes:

It seems that alot of people think Rammstein sucks(especially on this website), but yet for a band that sucks they managed to sell out Madison Square Garden in under three minutes last year, and their recent tour of the US was also a sold out show at every location.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathbringer writes:

I was going to comment anyway, but let me address Schubaltz in the process. As a metalhead, when I first heard early Rammstein (introduced by a Dutchman), it just wasn't metal enough to me. It sounded fairly repetetive and I just wasn't into it. But a couple years later I grew to love Sehnsucht and liked Mutter as well. The heaviness is good, but the industrial aspect tends to limit the aggression and visceral aspect of it that many metalheads look for.

As for selling out MSG, that's an achievement, sure, but it's also one that is a product of scarcity and therefore demand. I guarantee if Rammstein regularly toured the U.S. they would be playin large club and arena tours, but not stadiums. When a big band makes themselves scarce they can get away with things like that.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hmm writes:

album name incorrect. liebe ist fuer alle DA.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. wilco writes:

funny sh** love that one about the furher

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DreamHeater writes:

I just watched the original video, and does anyone else think that one of the guys look EXACTLY like Garth from Wayne's World?

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Haha writes:

^ haha at Garth

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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