November 17 – Defy Everything (Epic 2017 #189)

The Epic 2017 Project #189: 170708

November 17 – Defy Everything (1999)

N17 (sometimes known as November 17) were an Industrial metal band from Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Formed in 1993, they were one of the original crossover electronic/metal They released two albums and were signed to Slipdisc Records (a division of Mercury Records) until the label closed in late 1999. They were also signed to Spitfire Records until the band’s split in 2001.

The band took its name from the November 17, 1973, student uprising at Athens Polytechnic University. Twenty students were killed when Greek army tanks suppressed the protests, and the group was formed in part to retaliate against the ruling military junta.

Rammstein’s ‘Du Hast’ (Leaping Ahead #15)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #15: 160115

[A song from a German band]

“You, you have, you have me…” The translated opening lines of Du Hast, released as the second single from Rammstein’s second album ‘Sehnsucht’ in 1997.But a direct English translation of the German isn’t actually possible;the original lyrics use the German homophones haben (to have) and hassen (to hate). When conjugated in the second person singular form (i.e. “you”), the verbs haben and hassen become respectively hast and hasst; there is no phonetic difference between these two words so the whole song is a play on them.