The Böhse Onkelz were one of Germany's most successful and most controversial rock acts. Despite a series of best-selling LPs, the group was dogged throughout its career by charges of racism and extremist sympathies, and many retailers refused even to stock their recordings. The Böhse Onkelz (i.e., "the Evil Uncles") formed in Hösbach in late 1980. Singer Kevin Russell, guitarist Stephan Weidner, and drummer Peter Schorowsky drew their formative influences from the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, with all the limited technical acumen such inspirations would imply. They quickly evolved into one of the most popular bands on the Frankfurt punk circuit. ~ Jason Ankeny
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