Slime germ

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Slime germ, slime germ
General information
origin Stuttering home
Genre (s) Punk , hardcore
founding 1980
resolution 1996
Last occupation
Dieter "Otze" Ehrlich († 2005)
Klaus Ehrlich (until 1986)
Andreas "Dippel" Deubach (until 1991)
Later members
Frank Zieris (1984/85)
Imad Abdul Majid (1986–1988)
Andreas "Fozzy" Link (1987/88)
Thomas Hempt (1988)
Mario "Isegrim" "Lippe" Lippmann (from 1988)
Hagen Schröder (from 1991)

Schleim-Keim or Schleimkeim was a GDR punk band from Stotternheim near Erfurt . The band was founded in 1980 by the brothers Dieter “Otze” and Klaus Ehrlich with Andreas “Dippel” Deubach. Until the fall of the Berlin Wall they played mainly in churches and were part of the musical underground of the GDR . In 1996 the band finally broke up.


At the end of 1981 the first appearance took place at the event "Open Work Workshop" (at that time still "Open Work Discussion Group of the Protestant Church District Erfurt") in the Ev. Johannes-Lang-Haus Erfurt, together with the Madmans and Creepers from Weimar . Further appearances only took place in churches or private venues. In the process, the members of Schleim-Keim got to know the writer and musician Sascha Anderson , then singer of the East Berlin band Zwitschermaschine , who was revealed as an unofficial employee of the Ministry for State Security after the fall of the Berlin Wall . So the participation in the LP DDR came about from below as Sau-Kerle (SK). Anderson sent Schleim-Keim to a studio near Dresden at the end of 1982 . The band recorded seven songs within an hour - the song Spione im Café was created spontaneously in the studio. IKMO “Richard” was Otze's code name when he met up with employees of the K1 department for cash for a chat in 1982/83. To the outside world, the K1 was a department of the criminal police. However, it has been known since 1990 that it was subordinate to the Ministry of State Security . At the beginning of the 1980s, the band became the idol of East German youths who were repugnant to the paternalism of the state.

The LP DDR from below is considered the first punk record of the GDR .

In 1984/1985 the bass guitarist Frank "Anthony" Zieris from Mandata was part of the band. After Klaus Ehrlich left in 1986, Dieter Ehrlich played the guitar. From 1986 to 1988 there were frequent line-up changes: Imad Abdul Majid from L'Attentat played the second guitar for a short time , Andreas “Fozzy” Link (later as Andreas da Nida in Die Fanatischen Frisöre ) sat on the drums for a year. There were other cult appearances in Jena , where Dieter Ehrlich disguised himself as a worker on the train ride to avoid the MfS , and in a Catholic church in a village near Erfurt. In 1988 Mario “Isegrim” “Lippe” Lippmann joined the band as a drummer, after which the practice room was relocated from Stotternheim to Gotha . Even after the fall of the Wall, Schleim-Germ persisted. In the summer of 1991 the band was about to break up when founding member Andreas Deubach left the band. A replacement was found in Hagen Schröder.

Dieter Ehrlich killed his father with an ax in 1999 and spent the rest of his life in a psychiatric clinic, where he died of a heart attack in 2005. After Schleim-Keim ended, Lippmann and Schröder formed the grindcore / punk band Aggressive Scum.

On December 28, 2008 Lippmann and Hagen gave a concert under the name Schleim-Keim at Punk im Pott in Exil . The performance met with different reactions. A visitor chanted, with a sign in hand, “ If SK is alive, Punk is dead! "(" If Schleim-Germ lives, the punk is dead! ") And found some followers; still others celebrated the situation with pogo and singing.


Schleim-Keim mainly played very rough punk rock and fast hardcore punk , like many GDR bands influenced by groups like the Sex Pistols , Dead Kennedys or Crass . The band developed their very own specific style, especially because Dieter "Otze" Ehrlich tinkered or modified many instruments (guitar, drums) and amplifiers himself and thus invented an extremely distorted sound that went well with Dieter Ehrlich's characteristic singing style. Later pieces by the band also experimented with elements of Ska ( bank note ), New Wave ( Mein Weg , Party im Cannabisbeet , Der Tod ) and Techno ( Lick my ass ), but most of these songs are from the late phase of Schleim-Keim and were partly written and recorded by Dieter Ehrlich single-handedly as a solo project ( for example, on Leck mich am Arsch you can only hear a spoken sample of his then sister-in-law), some late pieces were also made at a time when he was enjoying himself had largely lost in punk, increasingly turned to acid house and other hard electronic sounds, as he could still tinker with distortion devices and instruments and thus opened up a wide field of electronic experimentation. He called his band Mülltech. The songs on the tape include "Eine Frau Wie Dich" (2nd version), "Ich bin Der Tod" and "Leben am Rande Leben".


  • 1983: GDR from below ( split album with twittering machine, 1983)
  • 1991: Demo '91 (Aggressive Punk Tapes)
  • 1992: Society's Waste Products (Nasty Vinyl)
  • 1992: Black, Red, Gold - Never Wanted ( EP , Höhnie Records)
  • Live in the Dresdner Scheune, tape (1992)
  • Banknote, EP (1993)
  • Destroy yourself - Live in Chemnitz, LP / CD (1994)
  • Drecksau, EP (recordings from around 1995, released 1998)
  • Nothing gained, nothing lost, LP and EP (Die Stotternheim-Tapes 1984-87, published 2000)
  • DDR Von unten, bonus EP (reproduction of the Saukerle side of the split LP with Zwitschermaschine, released 2001)
  • Nothing gained, nothing lost Vol. 2 (Die Gotha-Tapes 1988-90, published 2002)
  • Kiss My Ass, Bonus EP (2002)
  • Everything in Red, Single (2018)

Compilations :

  • Breakout attempt # 1 (Trash Tape Rekords 01 1987) (1987)
  • GDR disruptive factor (Aggressive Punk Tapes f * ck 01 1991) (1991)
  • Erfurt-Sampler TEETH 91 (1991)
  • Sure there are better times, but this was our Vol. 1 (1991)
  • Sure there are better times, but this was ours Vol. 2 (1992)
  • Sure there are better times, but this was ours Vol. 3 (1993)
  • Punk will never die! - WORLD COMPILATION (1994)
  • BRD Punk Terror Vol. 1 (1997)
  • BRD Punk Terror Vol. 2 (1999)
  • BRD Punk Terror Vol. 3 (2000)
  • BRD Punk Terror Vol. 5 (2006)
  • Risen from the ruins - the soundtrack for the Wi (e) dervereinigung (1999)
  • Against Nazis samplers
  • Punk Rock BRD (Weird System)


  • Anne Hahn, Frank Willmann: Satan, can you forgive me again. Otze Ehrlich, Schleimkeim and all the rest . Ventil Verlag, Mainz 2008, ISBN 978-3-931555-69-6
  • Thomas Gaevert: Otze - About the life and death of a German punk idol , radio feature as part of Tandem of SWR 2 on Schleim-Keim from April 26, 2010
  • Ritchie Ziemek: Interview Schleimkeim / Höhni (Interview with Otze and Lippe from Schleimkeim and Höhnie from Höhnie-Records), in: Stimmbruch, Rockradio B, broadcast on December 29, 1999
  • Frank Willmann: How to rebel in a dictatorship. 40 years of punk: subculture in the GDR was something secret or something dangerous. A fan from the very beginning remembers
  • Interview by Höhnie with Hagen and Lippe von Schleimkeim on October 19, 2008

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Schleim from Stotternheim. Retrieved January 27, 2019 .
  2. a b Otze - From the life and death of a German punk idol. Retrieved January 27, 2019 .
  3. Schleimkeim interview, in: BurYokuTransmissions YouTube channel, uploaded on March 28, 2013
  4. Rockradio B / Stimmbruch Interview Schleimkeim / Höhnie December 29, 1999, in: Tape Attack, blog on the cassette scene of the 80s and 90s, article from September 5, 2019
  5. Frank Willmann: How to rebel in a dictatorship. 40 years of punk: subculture in the GDR was something secret or something dangerous. A fan from the very beginning remembers, in: Fluter, November 23, 2016
  6. Schleim-Keim Interview with Hagen and Lippe, October 19, 2008, in: website of Höhnie Records