LustfingeR have simply titled their new, 12th studio album themselves, which can definitely be understood as a statement, because this time again the South German (punk) rockers are 100% what they say on the cover. The guys around band founder and frontman Tom Fock have always stood for sing-along, self-ironic, expressive, humorous and anthemic songs with catchy tune character, which they have achieved in the past with albums such as "Last Tractor To Kremlin". "Last Tractor To Kremlin" (1986) or "Gassenhauer" (1988), the EP "Alles Lüge" (1994) or singles like "Bitte lieber Staatsanwalt" (1990) and "Heilig" (2007) not only throughout Europe and curiously, despite German lyrics, and, curiously, especially in the USA, full concert halls on tours with the Toy Dolls, The Pogues or the legendary Ramones and buckets of radio play, but also had the honor of writing the club anthem for the Munich soccer club 1860 München with the song "Löwenmut" in 1990. And because it was so nice, : there were always collaborations with TSV, including "Wir sind die Löwen", "Hoch die Schals" and most recently in 2022 the new stadium anthem "Ich werd' Dich niemals vergessen" .
On their new album "LustfingeR", the Munich lads have packed 13 tracks that range from downhill numbers like "Auf Los geht's Los" or "Steh auf und tanz" to self-reflective midtempo songs ("Es war 'ne geile Zeit", Wir waren Träumer") to biting social criticism ("Lügen Garantie", "Alles ist besser") cover the entire musical spectrum for which LustfingeR are appreciated and loved - and with which they have also been offended a time or two, as befits a band that comes from the 80s punk scene.
With the jack-of-all-trades Jean Beauvoir (a.o. Voodoo X, Crown Of Thorns, Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul) , the former bass player of the punk band Plasmatics around the scandalous singer Wendy O' Williams, LustfingeR also got a befitting musical guest in the studio, who contributed the Ramones classic "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down" composed by him and also performs an English version ("Walk Into The Fire") of the album highlight, the soulful, catchy ballad "Durch's Feuer geh'n".
With "LustfingeR", the eponymous rock band proves that they may have mellowed a bit with age, but have by no means lost their bite, humor and talent for writing first-class songs.
With successful producer Jörg "Warthy" Wartmann (Eisbrecher, Unheilig, among others) at the controls, LustfingeR have presented another musical masterpiece: pure and unadulterated, like a Bavarian beer.
Voice: Tom "Messerfocke" Fock
Drums: Tommy Wagner
Bass: Tom Schill
Guitar: Danny Raygun