THE SCHOPENHAUERS EXPERIENCEA Pop Band's History
It was way
back in 1978 when Rolf met Ralph (or was it actually the other way round?).
They hit the States 5 months later and their wacky style of pyro-punk-posh-and-plastic made the band (then called "THE CRASH") famous for the weirdest stage appearance on earth since Koris Barloff's "golden days" while playing Mr. Bonk in his most successful 1940s b-movie "The X-ray Eyes of Dr. Nice".
Well, actually everything went fine and the richness grew and grew - just until one bad day right after a 2nd gig at Wembley Stadion, their manager Hank took all the money and ran away to Brasil for his own comfort. Rolf's and Ralph's unisono comment simply was: "Shit."
Luckily, a completely new start could be made only 5 pints of lager later, when a nice bird came backstage and introduced herself as "Kaath".
All she said was: "I can sing". - And they both replied: "Well then you're in."
In a rush they were looking for a new name and came across a white poodle licking their toes. "Poodle" instantly initialized a happily floating mind-your-lingo stream of consciousness, and finally they came up with a name that's since then honourly established in the popworld's hall of fame: "The Schopenhauers".
Then came a long series of worldwide success and Poodle-mania.
The world turned
upside down and all around and looking back over the years,
Story could taken as every popstar's dream come true.
John Feel, 1997