For the teddies it was clear from the beginning - singing is in German. The inspiration came from combos like the Rockabilly Mafia, Badland Slingers, Rumble on the Beach and the legendary Panhandle Alks - not only in terms of language. The musicians around singer Frank Klein also had clear ideas as to who they wanted to orientate themselves and who not. We didn't want to sound like the Ace Cats, that was too decent for us. Especially the lyrics. We wanted to sing about booze, party, women and cars. For that was our life.'
The result of this attitude are songs like alcohol, classic comedies, which are twice as much fun with each further beer and at the hangover breakfast the day after happily spin their rounds in the brain coils - with list of course. The musical foundation for the party lyrics is 'Drei-Ton-Hacke-Hacke, simply held snappy rock'n'Roll', without superfluous flourishes and with verve. So it's not surprising that the Heavy Teddys covered Ted Herold, the bad guy and working class rocker of German rock'n'roll in the 50s, at a time when they had hardly any songs of their own yet.
Rockabilly Rules - Online Magazine
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