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F.S.K. (Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle, German meaning "voluntary self control") is a German band that was formed in Munich in 1980. It became involved in the underground-part of the German New-Wave-Scene of the early 1980s. The band name is a reference to the German motion picture rating organisation Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft, which uses the same acronym. Their records were released on the legendary Zickzack-Label owned by Punk-guru Alfred Hilsberg. Later in the decade, they became favourites of British radio-guru John Peel, and were themselves strongly influenced by the independent British music scene of the 1980s. In the late 1980s they became interested in country music, influenced by bands like the Mekons, who also had a special approach to country music. F.S.K. played a lot with David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker and recorded in his Studio in Richmond, VA. In the mid-1990s they discovered Techno and House for themselves. Since then they have been recording in Weilheim in Germany which boasts a rich music scene around bands like the Notwist. Their latest album, First Take Then Shake, was recorded with Detroit House-producer Anthony Shake Shakir.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1981 Stürmer 1
1987 FSK in Dixieland 1
1989 Original Gasman Band 1
1993 The Sound of Music 1
1996 International 1
1998 Tel Aviv 1
2004 F.S.K. meets Anthony 'Shake' Shakir: First Take Then Shake 2
2008 Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle 1
2012 Akt, eine Treppe hinabsteigend 2
X 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Two Complete Sessions 1
1995 Bei Alfred (44 Exitos Populares 1980-89) 1
In Dixieland / Magic Moments 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Son of Kraut 1
Herz aus Stein 1

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