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Thursday, October 4th, 2018
8:00 PM
Abwärts (`Downwards`) is a West German post-punk group from Hamburg. Members FM Einheit and Mark Chung would leave the group in the early 1980s to join the West Berlin band Einstürzende Neubauten.Their best-known recordings include the single `Computerstaat` (`Computer State`) (1980) and the LP`s Amok Koma (1981) and Der Westen ist Einsam (`The West Is Lonely`) (1982), the latter in particular being regarded as a classic of West German post-punk.The group is profiled along with other contemporaries in Jürgen Teipel`s 2001 documentary novel Verschwende Deine Jugend.