As you can see in the charts, Frank Ramond from Hamburg is one of the most influential songwriters of the last five years.
With his irony, his smooth rhymes and his tricky punchlines, with stars like Annett Louisan, Roger Cicero or Ina Müller, he won tons of prices.
Grey hairs and in his late forties, he recorded his second solo LP in spite of his fear of being in the focus of the public. He defines himself as a gentle macho with a stubble beard who smiles about the post-feminist world with the smile of a fatalist.
You can hear that in the first song of his album, called “Sie hat´s ihren Freundinnen erzählt” (She told her friends) - but what exactly? It doesn´t matter: The only important thing is the point of view of a helpless outsider waiting for his punishment. In humility, yet fearless!
Sometimes there are song lines degrading his work to the level of a slam-book (e.g.: “He who has not fallen, has never stood”). But in general all tracks are smart, comprehensible and straight on likable as Ramond himself.
If there only were more men like Frank Ramond, this world would be a more peaceful place – but also a less exciting one. Decide for yourself if the advantages make up for the disadvantages.