German Rock bands
I would love it if people would recommend some great/favourite German Rock bands to me.
If you can also recommend their best album/songs, that would be great as well.
All of the below are not hard rock, mostly pop rock:
Sportfreunde Stiller, "Ein Kompliment": http://youtu.be/p7rllu_4gY8 [love song with clever lyrics]
Toten Hosen, "Tage wie dieser": http://youtu.be/j09hpp3AxIE
Die Ärzte, "Schrei nach Liebe": http://youtu.be/RIS-QAJ7HLA [amazing Anti-fascist-song]
Herbert Grönemeyer, "Mensch": http://youtu.be/kWbN3-6o3WQ [about losing a wife]
Rammstein (group): I'd recommend any album, but maybe start with "Feuer frei" or "Ich will" off of Mutter (album).
Wizo (group): Raum der Zeit (song).
Onkel Tom Angelripper does metal versions of "classic" German drinking songs.
Some of my favourite rockish artists/songs and a link to the songs with moving pictures on Youtube:
Mondlicht, Xmal Deutschland http://youtu.be/-lQswSjRSCA
Polizisten, Extrabreit http://youtu.be/kyN94HNrOoE
Freier Fall, Rummelsnuff http://youtu.be/5patve0yHDs
Augen auf, Oomph! http://youtu.be/fuLPJg2gwjQ
Keine Macht, Terminal Choice http://youtu.be/XyZH7Wv1cmA
Der Tanz der Schatten, Theatre of Tragedy (not a german band) http://youtu.be/jmzf_rD5BVQ
I have the Peter Schilling "Major Tom" CD that includes the german and english version of that song.
If you're looking for music in a specific language, such as German, I'd recommend going and finding radio stations in German, and taking artists from them and searching them on Youtube for example, and then going around the videos "related" to one of their videos seeing as it will most likely be German as well, or at least could be seeing how Youtube works (in general).
Aside from that, translate a few common song titles in English to German and search for the song, and you could get German artists using the same song title, just in their language.
I'd mostly just do the radio station idea or listen to them depending on where you plan on listening to whatever you find.
Definitely try Tokio Hotel. The majority of their songs are done in both German and English so you can hear both versions. Enjoy!
Keimzeit- "Kling Klang"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWRw_QYQgaI
Kettcar- "Graceland"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coaRgh4cHHY
Neu!- "Hallogallo"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAXYMOgHQI4
Wir Sind Helden- "Denkmal"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC872j2-PDw
If you have spotify, I'd recommend doing the following search: label:amiga- which will give you a heap of DDR era German bands, of varying degrees of quality.