Bitte Bitte
Wir machen uns Sorgen um dich

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It’s late morning on a baking hot Saturday in July. Four tall, well-dressed men are standing in front of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, their small van is parked around the corner. They are Kreisky, Austria’s loudest, most urgent, and many say angriest rock band. Kreisky are named after the country’s most famous politician: Bruno Kreisky, Federal Chancellor of Austria from 1970 to 1983, a charismatic, visionary, and at times witty Social Democrat. His former office – which he described with little affection as a dark “Zigarrenkistl” (a small cigar box) – is now known as Kreisky-Zimmer and mainly but not exclusively used for representational purposes. This is – you may have guessed it – where we head as soon as the gates of the Chancellery open. Paneled with dark wood the room indeed has an impressive aura that is heavy with meaning. Drummer Klaus Mitter sets up his kit behind Kreisky’s desk and in front of the Austrian flag, while guitarists Gregor Tischberger and Martin Max Offenhuber pick up their guitars just in front of him. Singer Franz Adrian Wenzl naturally takes over the frontman duties. And then it gets loud! Kreisky take off with an intense version of “Bitte bitte” from last year’s album “Trouble” and afterwards play two brandnew songs, written exclusively for this special occasion: “Feeling” and “Wir machen uns Sorgen um dich”. Sharp guitar riffs, powerfully reverbing drums and Wenzl’s urgent singing, that frequently turns into screaming, resound from the old walls and ensure that nobody will be able to work in the Chancellery on this Saturday.

  • Posted: August 31, 2012
  • Camera: Sarah Brugner, Simon Brugner, Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Andreas Jakwerth
  • Thanks To: Bundeskanzleramt