One of the most popular cult groups in Germany celebrates its 30th birthday this sommer: The fun rockers of J.B.O have been serving their mischiveous and profound humour for almost three decades and made the musical landscape way more colourful.
Appropriately, the band lets the sow out this year. On 28th of June, they release their 13rd studio album „Wer lässt die Sau raus?“ – just in time with their anniversary Open Air in Weingarts next to Forchheim. The album itself is a celebrative party album J.B.O. pulls out all stops and delivers a bunch of hits. Whether it ist he Baha Men classic „Who lets the dog out“, MC Hammers „U Can’t Touch This“ or the legendary „Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei“ – the album circeling around the sow offers many peastiche treatments of well known songs from the Nineties. Of course they are lyric-wise spiced up. An example? The song „Weil’s Quatsch ist“ is a tongue-in-cheek story about the work oft he band. „Alles hat ein Ende, nur der Durst hat keins“ (Everything comes to an end but the thirst) is selfexplaining so far. But there is also place for new disco classics and present hits on this thirty years party compilation. Mike Singers „Bella Ciao“ changed into „Mach noch eins auf“. „Wer lässt die Sau raus“ is the living proof that J.B.O. hasn’t lost nothing of their unique and impish humour, their creativity and their talent, to change songs you once liked or hated to song you just have to love since they radiate their own character and sympathy. „Wer lässt die Sau raus“ draws the stilistic line between the glorious grounddays of the initial stages and sucessfully relates to the predecessor „Deutsche Vita“. The last album showed impressively that J.B.O.‘s Comedy Metal still is very popular after all this year. Position three in their Charts, many sold out shows and a video clip that hit the 1-million-border on Youtube in a few weeks („Alles nur geklaut“) – just some of the facts speak volumes.
How the whole story started:
1989 was the year in which the fateful encounter of Vito C. and Hannes „G.Laber“ resulted into the glorious and legendary foundation of the James Blast Orchester. What started as a fun project soon became serious: One of the first songs J.B.O. released („Ein guter Tag zum Sterben“) suddenly was massively featured by a local radio station. The first „real“ studio album with twenty tracks was published in 1995. Titled „Explizite Lyrik“ and released under an Independent Label, it was that well sold that it hit the German charts almost without any marketing. A brand new label deal with them, the pinkish dream went on: The album „Laut!“ entered the German charts on position 13. 1997, the four Metal Franconians made intensively clear that they cannot only deal with their instruments but also have the ability to deal with huge masses: They played more than hundred of concerts in front of not less than 100.000 excited listeners.
Wacken, Summer Breeze, Rock Harz: J.B.O. are an unshakeable institution for German Metal Festivals.
Like almost no other group they have the ability to thrill fans out of all genres and scenes. Their shows on important rock festivals just like Rock am Ring/Rock im Park, Taubertal Open Air, Open Flair and many others always led to frenetically celebrated partys.
02 Mach Noch Eins Auf!
03 Wer Lässt Die Sau Raus?!
04 Hoffen Und Bangen
07 Weil’s Quatsch Ist
08 Schlimmer Geht Immer
09 Die Beste Stadt Der Welt
10 In Meinem Kühlschrank Brennt Noch Licht
11 Happy Birthday
14 Heavy Metal Baby
15 Hallo Bier
– Vito C. (Vocals/Guitar)
– Hannes “G.Laber” Holzmann (Vocals/Guitar)
– Ralph Bach (Bass)
– Wolfram Kellner (Drums)