“Our aim was to irritate and to drift off into a world no longer interested in understanding. We didn't want to be there for anyone – apart from ourselves. Each singer wrote their own lyrics – reflecting our lack of expectations in a bizarre and melancholic manner.” Cornelia Schleime
Cornelia Schleime (right), 1982. Mita Schamal
“When I look back on Punk, the images hit me like the blows of an axe – memories of pogo and the soles of my feet cut by glass. When I fell asleep with black feet I never realized the state I was in. I wore a gas mask on my head walking through Prenzlauer Berg – to promote my case to be allowed to leave.” Cornelia Schleime
“Life only existed for the moment – there was no future in the country that I was imprisoned in.“ Cornelia Schleime
Zwitschermaschine – Geh über'n Fluß
Get it here.
Excerpts and photo taken from the book Too Much Future, Punk in der DDR.