Talk:Nitzer Ebb

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Meaning of the lyrics?[edit]

Any source on the meaning of the various lyrics? The ones of "Join in the Chant" sound like they simply chose random words, or is there actually some deeper meaning to them?


what does nitzer ebb mean?

(Nitz-er Ebb) is also an accepted way to pronounce their name. During their hayday, they would alternate between the two pronuncations at random.
Nitzer ebb doesn't mean anything, they made up it up.
In creating their band in the early eighties, Douglas Mccarthy and Vaughn "Bon" Harris played around with various letters of the alphabet to create their made up name. They consider Ts and Zs to be pretty cool, so they came up with Nitzer.


is there a good classification for nitzer ebb in the electronic genre? or should this remain unclassified?

Nitzer ebb are considered to be ebm (electronic body music) urghh.
I'm always at odds with describing in such vague terms - some of their stuff does sound like EBM, or hard techno, or electro, or elctro blues, or rock, or synth pop, or pop music. It just sounds like Nitzer Ebb - lots of acts try very hard to sound like NE, but never quite get there.
I'd say that their "Basic Pain Procedure" has a huge Post-Punk sound to it.JanderVK (talk) 11:47, 9 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

International success?[edit]

Was Big Hit really an international success? I thought it was reviewed badly at the time and assumed they'd been kicked off their label because of it. Certain element of truth in this - you probably can, just, describe it as an 'international success'. Of sorts. Yes it performed badly, yes it cost Mute an awful lot of cash, and yes it probably accelarated the deteriation of the band. But there was a buzz around the release (misplaced, yes, but definately a buzz), they toured extensively, and they were even given editorial time on MTV to promote the album (120 mins if I recall!!!)

Too long[edit]

This section: "In late 2005, it was announced that McCarthy..." needs to be reworked, that sentence is too long and the paranthesized sections are too long too.


Quote: They shared an interest in ... talking to trees

Is that supposed to be a joke? If not, I'd like to see a reference, please. Maikel (talk) 19:53, 13 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A true fan site...[edit]

...but defo no objectively-written article. "perfect electronic album". YMMV. At least 50% of this stuff would need to be rewritten. Oh my. This is gonna be a long shot. -andy (talk) 01:59, 5 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, this thing reads like a cross between a love letter by a devoted fan and a label press release. I could see someone who'd never even heard this band put off by the gushing tone of this article alone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:32, 5 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There seem to be some records missing. Maybe because the list is limited to "Studio albums and EPs". In my collection I also found

  • Nitzer Ebb - Body Work Remixes (2006)
  • Nitzer Ebb - Rhythm Control (1992)
  • Nitzer Ebb - Loveland (1991) (2CD, London) (Live)

but actually two of them are Live, so they 'don't qualify'. But I see no good reason to not also include a table of 'non-studio albums and EPs'
Not even sure this ought to be a different table. A column 'Studio / Live' might suffice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Qarkino (talkcontribs) 12:40, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]