Trio And Stephan Remmler (‘Da Da Da’)
A collection of Trio and Stephan Remmler t-shirts featuring various motifs from their artwork over the years.
Will fit Teen, Young Adult and Adults.
All items are recolourable, but the logos aren’t.
Please also find a collection of five poster pictures available as pictures for your Sims 3 game.
The poster pictures use a mesh with many thanks by Yarona at Sims Modeli so you do not need any stuff packs for this to work – it’s all base game friendly.
To use, download, unzip, and drop the contained folder into your The Sims 3\mods\packages folder and they should show up.
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Trio were a fun little oddball part of pop music history, formed by Stephan Remmler, probably better known today as the narrator of the famous John Williams recording of Peter And The Wolf played to many young children in school in music lessons.
In the early 1980s, synthesisers, lavish 48-track studio production records and bombastic stadium rock concerts ruled supreme. But over in Germany, three citizens of the small town of Großenkneten decided to blow an enormous raspberry to the likes of Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream and The Scorpions with what they called Neue Deutsche Fröhlichkeit (New German Happiness).
Trio felt the new tech had resulted in pop music and musicians taking themselves far too seriously. There was nothing wrong with innovations, but there was also nothing wrong with using it to make simple tunes anyone could play at home or in their local beerhall.
In 1982, they scored a surprise worldwide smash with the song ‘Da Da Da’ – and proved their point.
Much of the song used the beatbox and basic notes from a Casio VLT-1 mini synthesiser, really a child’s toy cheap enough for anyone to buy.
To give you an idea of the impact of the song, on Thursday 7th July 1982, Trio debuted on Top Of The Pops (at that time the biggest music programme on British TV), as their song had crept up to No.30 in the chart.
By the time most British high street shops had closed on Saturday, most had sold out of whatever Casio mini-synths they had in stock. ‘Da Da Da’ peaked at No.2 (kept off No.1 by the theme tune of that year’s major fad, Fame – a sort of demo version of Glee ). Similar stories happened across the globe.
Being native German speakers, most of their major hits after were confined to the German, Austrian and Swiss charts, ‘Anna – Let Me In, Let Me Out’, ‘Boom Boom’, ‘Hearts Are Trump’, and the Christmas song ‘Tooraaloora (Is It Old And Is It New?)’, although their cover of ‘Tutti Frutti’ gave them another hit in other nations.
After only two years, after an ill-advised foray in a comedy movie, the band split feeling Trio had run its course.
Stephan Remmler continued to have success as a solo artist, his biggest hits being ‘Alles hat ein Ende (nur die Wurst hat zwei)’ – which translated means ‘Everything Has An End (But Only The Sausage Has Two)’! – ‘Drei weiße Birrrken’ (with Status Quo), and the biggest of all, ‘Keine Sterne in Athen’ (No Stars In Athens) – about a man refusing to go on holiday to Greece because of smog!
Re-recorded in English as ‘I Don’t Go To U.S.A.’ for one last hit in a few English speaking countries (in this version he’s refusing to go on holiday there because ‘too many cars, too many people’ ), and included a reprise of the famous drumbeat from ‘Da Da Da’ at the middle eight break.
Stephan Remmler has refused to ever reform Trio, not wanting to spoil the good memories of those who still remembered them. Quite right too.
During the 1990s, Remmler disappeared from public view as he took a break from the music world to bring up his three children full time. Rumours abounded as to the real reason for his break. Upon the release of the film Saving Private Ryan in 1998, during the internet bulletin board debates over whether the character ‘Steamboat Willie’ (Joerg Stadler) was also the soldier who killed Mellish in the knife fight because Upham was too cowardly to stop him, one joker began the rumour that it had been that man that sang ‘Da Da Da’. The internet being the internet, some fell for it! Stephan Remmler would no doubt have approved.
Nicht nicht nicht und nicht nicht nicht – a-ha!