Guano Apes







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Guano Apes are an alternative rock band formed in 1994 in Göttingen, Germany. The group consists of Sandra Našić (vocals), Henning Rümenapp (guitar), Stefan Ude (bass) and Dennis Poschwatta (drums). Their energetic rock mix mostly described as crossover, going from rap over funky, from melodic singing to hardcore screaming of their lead singer, made them one of the most successful German rock bands ever. The band was already established in 1994 by Rümenapp, Ude and Poschwatta, when the vocalist Sandra Nasic joined later that year. They recorded 3 demo tapes, but their career took off in 1996 after winning the Local Hero contest for unsigned bands. They used the prize money for recording their first hit Open Your Eyes and shot a video for that song. They also signed to GUN/Supersonic Records. Open Your Eyes was released as a single (#5 GER) and was followed by their debut album Proud Like a God in 6 October 1997. The album ranked #4 and it was certified platinum in Germany. Two other singles helped the album's popularity and sales: Rain (#76 GER) and Lords of the Boards (#10 GER). Lord of the Boards is performed as the closing song on every Guano Apes concert. In 1999, they issued the stand alone single Don't You Turn Your Back on Me (# 50 GER). In 2 May 2000, Guano Apes released the sophomore album, Don't Give Me Names. This #1 album in Germany was certifed gold in the same country and it was promoted by four singles: Big in Japan (#9 GER, #5 IT), No Speech (#75 GER...

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