Bück dich (song)
|Song by Rammstein from the album Sehnsucht|
|GEMA database ID:||4017329-001|
Temple Studios, Malta
|Released:||25 August 1997|
|Live debut:||5 June 1996 (first known time)|
|Last played:||1 August 2013|
|Performed live:||262 times|
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Bück dich is the sixth song on the album Sehnsucht by Rammstein.
- Rammstein performed the song in the unreleased movie The Debtors.
|Bück dich||Sehnsucht||03:21||1996||25 Aug 1997|
|Du hast||03:22||18 Jul 1997|
|Original Single Kollektion||22 Jun 1998|
|Bück dich||Sehnsucht (Instrumentals)||03:21||23 Feb 2001||Instrumental.|
|Bück dich||XXI||03:21||4 Dec 2015||2015 Remaster.|
|Bück dich||Family Values Tour '98 (DVD)||Video||04:42||18 Oct 1998||Lakefront Arena, New Orleans||30 Mar 1999|
|Bück dich||Live aus Berlin||Audio||05:57||22 Aug 1998
23 Aug 1998
|Wuhlheide, Berlin||30 Aug 1999|
|Live aus Berlin (2CD)||06:00||Fades out.|
|Live aus Berlin (Uncensored VHS / DVD)||Video||03:57||14 Sep 1999|
|Ich will (DVD)||00:30||10 Sep 2001||Snippet of the second verse and chorus.|
|Bück dich||Rammstein: Paris||Audio||07:55||6 Mar 2012
7 Mar 2012
|Palais Omnisports, Paris||19 May 2017||Fades in.|
|Bück dich (Cover by Battery)||Feuer frei!||03:39||Battery||14 Oct 2002||Cover version|
During the Herzeleid tour, the song would start without the normal intro spoken by Till. Instead, the synth used for after the spoken intro would start the song, albeit sped up. Flake would lead a crouched Till by his microphone during the first verse. The song's overall structure was different and featured different synths, some of which were also used during the 1996 performances of Feuerräder. The guitar riffs for the song's bridge and outro were also different, but Paul and Richard did already provide background vocals for the "Bück dich" yell.
While the song's structure now remained the same, many different intro types were tried out for the song. On 17 Aug 1997 a synth buildup intro was used, followed by drums. Not even two weeks later, on 30 Aug 1997, another intro was used, this one being a drum intro with occasional use of synths. During this time, the song's well-known stage act also debuted. At the beginning of the first verse, Flake, on a leash and with a ball gag in his mouth, would walk over to Till on all fours. Till would grab the leash and pull Flake around, sometimes kicking him, before Flake returned to his usual spot. At the beginning of the second verse, Flake would return to Till, who would unzip his pants and pull out a squirting dildo. He would spray on Flake, himself and the audience before removing the dildo from his pants.
On September 3 & 6 of 1997, the band performed in the USA and used an entirely different stage act for the song. Very similar to 1994 performances of Feuerräder, Till would be the one with leash, and Flake would ride him throughout the song's performance. He would also smash neon lamps against Till's back until they broke.
Later in September 1997 another new intro debuted, this one being an acoustic and sampled drum intro followed by sampled drum sequences and synths. This new intro went along with a new stage act, where Richard would be performing it on a flaming keyboard. Till would appear next to Richard to start singing before the keyboard was put out. The same intro would be steadily used until the end of November, with one exception being 3 November, where the acoustic drums would not be followed by synths. Another change is that Flake and Till would now actually engage in simulated anal sex on a platform at the center of the stage.
In December of 1997 the band combined the earlier stage acts, with Flake being the one leashed again, but still breaking neon lamps on Till. After this the pair would perform the simulated sex with Till squirting liquid everywhere.
In April and May of 1998 yet another keyboard intro debuted, still being performed by Richard on the flaming keyboard. One known deviation was played on 1 May. Later in May, the intro was changed again, this time to include different synths for audience participation. This intro would remain the longest and would be used until the very end of the Sehnsucht tour in 2001.
With exception of stage outfits, nothing would change in relation to the song's performance for the rest of the tour.
Bück dich got added to the setlist during the USA dates. From July 2001 until 18 May 2002 another intro debuted, this one being a sampled drum intro again. From 20 May until the end of the tour, a variation on this intro was performed, with drums added to the samples. Richard no longer performs the intro on a burning keyboard, it is instead performed by Flake at his normal spot.
Made in Germany Tour
For the entirety of the Made in Germany tour, a much longer intro was used. The song would be performed on the B-stage, a smaller stage in the middle of the audience. Richard would be the only member present on this stage at the start of the song and he would perform an extended synth intro with audience participation. While the intro was being performed, an airbridge lowered from the ceiling. Once the bridge was in place, Richard would stop for a short while. The other members would then start to crawl onto the bridge on all fours. All of them are leashed by Schneider, who would be wearing a women's floral print blouse, a blonde wig and lipstick. Olli and Flake would be the first pair, followed by Paul and Till. Flake would also wear his ball gag. Events could happen at random during this time. Schneider could hit some of the others with his whip, or kick either Paul or Till from the bridge onto the stage. Till sometimes started to hump Flake.
Richard would continue playing the keyboard until Schneider hit him with his whip. All members would then get to their normal instruments and the song would start. Till and Flake would engage in anal sex as usual.
At every show in the USA in 2012, Till and Flake did not do the usual stage act. Instead, Till would wear a metal headgear with a hose attached. When the band members left the bridge, Till would be on his knees waiting for his microphone, Schneider would then put the microphone into the headgear and Till would soon after start singing when all the other members had their instruments. Near the end of the second verse, Till would get down on his knees again while Flake put on rubber gloves. He would then grab a neon light and break it over Till's headgear. Near the end of the song Till would start squirting liquid out of the hose of his headgear.
On the 2013 leg the synth of Rammstein would be used as an intro during this tour. Paul and Richard would use the guitar-mounted flamethrowers whilst playing. At the end of the intro Till would come to the center of the stage, expecting the audience to yell "Rammstein!", once he got a response, the band started Bück dich whilst Flake would come on stage. The usual anal sex stage act would be performed during the entire tour.
|Type||Description||First played||Last played|
|Early version||Slightly different structure
Slightly different synths
Different bridge & outro guitar riff
|10 Jun 1996||10 Jun 1996|
|Intro||Synth buildup intro followed by drums||17 Aug 1997||17 Aug 1997|
|Intro||Drum intro with occasional synths||30 Aug 1997||30 Aug 1997|
|Intro||Acoustic & sampled drum intro followed by type 1 sampled drum sequences and synths||27 Sep 1997||29 Nov 1997|
|Intro||Acoustic & sampled drum intro||3 Oct 1997||3 Oct 1997|
|Intro||Acoustic & sampled drum intro followed by synths and type 2 sampled drum sequences with occasional samples||26 Apr 1998||6 May 1998|
|Intro||Synth intro followed by type 1 sampled drum sequences, acoustic & sampled drums||1 May 1998||1 May 1998|
|Intro||Synth intro followed by type 2 sampled drum sequence intro, occasional samples and audience's participation||19 May 1998||4 Feb 2001|
|Intro||Type 2 sampled drum sequence intro||14 Jul 2001||18 May 2002|
|Intro||Type 2 sampled drum sequence followed by drums||20 May 2002||13 Jul 2002|
|Intro||Long synth intro with audience participation and occasional samples||6 Nov 2011||25 May 2012|
|Intro||Rammstein synth intro||14 Apr 2013||1 Aug 2013|
|Intro||Rammstein drum beat intro||4 Jun 2013||4 Jun 2013|
|17 Aug 1997||Video||Bizarre Festival||Cologne||Germany|
|29 Nov 1997||Audio||Melkweg||Amsterdam||Netherlands||Broadcasted via radio.|
|10 Apr 1999||Audio||River Plate Stadium||Buenos Aires||Argentina||Broadcasted via radio.|
|17 Apr 1999||Video||Autódromo José Carlos Pace||São Paulo||Brazil||Shown in the documentary Rammstein in Amerika.|
|14 Jun 1999||Video||Fillmore Auditorium||Denver||United States||Shown in the documentary Rammstein in Amerika.|
|26 Jan 2001||Video||Big Day Out||Sydney||Australia|
Bück dich, befehl ich dir
|Live demo 10 June 1996|
Ein Zweibeiner auf allen Vieren,
|Bend Down (Official English translation by Rob Hoare)|
Bend down I order you
|ベンド・ダウン (Official Japanese translation by Kayo Suzuki)|
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