RHEINGOLD was a German New Wave group that consisted of Bodo Staiger (vocals, guitar), Lothar Manteuffel (lyrics) und Brigitte Kunze (keyboard). They sang both in German and English and released three LP’s and several singles between 1980 and 1984.
Before they formed Rheingold, Bodo Steiger sang together in a band with Marius Müller-Westernhagen. Inspired through the Dusseldorf's music scene and fellow Germans Kraftwerk, Steiger formed Rheingold who was named after the opera of Richard Wagner.
Lothar Manteuffel wrote the songs and Brigitte Kunze did some vocals on their first self-titled LP that was released on Weltrekord.
Their most successful single "Dreiklansdimensionen" was released in 1980 as well as the singles "Fluss" and "Fan Fan Fanatisch". "Fan Fan Fanatisch" apperaed on their second album "R", which was released in 1982. This song was also on a soundtrack to the film "The Fan", which cast also included Bodo Staiger in the main roles.
Rheingold also released English versions of the songs in England and USA, not with much success as they hoped though. Neither did their last album show more success and so the band split and they never released music under this name.
Lothar Manteuffel teamed up with former Kraftwerk musician Karl Bartos to form Elektric Music and Bodo Staiger was working with ex Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür and today he’s busy as a music producer.
Rheingold - Rheingold

Artist:  Rheingold
P: 1980 / 2005
This is a nicely remastered compilation of 80s German guitar and electronic influenced rock, similar to the bands  Neu, Harmonia and Artist Michael Rother from the same era. Some tracks are instrumental, some vocal (mostly German language). Featuring a distinctive guitar sound and rhythm similar to many other electronic influenced pop/rock groups of the time.

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