Feuer frei! (song)
|Song by Rammstein from the album Mutter|
|GEMA database ID:||5236900-001|
|Working title(s):||Bang Bang
Studio Miraval, Correns
Toytown Studios, Stockholm
Masterdisk, New York City
|Released:||2 April 2001|
|Single:||14 October 2002|
|Live debut:||16 April 2000|
|Last played:||2 January 2019|
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- Rammstein can be seen performing the full song in the movie xXx.
- Swedish power metal band Sabaton covered the song in 2012 for their album Carolus Rex.
|03:11||2000||2 Apr 2001|
|Feuer frei!||XXI||03:11||2000||4 Dec 2015||Remastered|
|Feuer frei!||03:08||2000||GEMA database|
|Feuer frei!||Völkerball||Video||3 Feb 2005
4 Feb 2005
5 Feb 2005
|Carling Academy Brixton, London||28 Oct 2005|
|Feuer frei!||Völkerball||Audio||03:32||23 Jul 2005||Festival de Nîmes, Nîmes||17 Nov 2006|
|Feuer frei!||In Amerika||Video||9 Dec 2010
11 Dec 2010
|Bell Centre, Montreal
Madison Square Garden, New York City
|25 Sep 2015|
|Feuer frei!||Rammstein: Paris||Audio||03:34||6 Mar 2012
7 Mar 2012
|Palais Omnisports, Paris||19 May 2017|
|Feuer frei!||Rammstein: Paris||Video|
|Feuer frei! (Rammstein vs. Junkie XL Remix)||Feuer frei!
Made in Germany
|04:10||Junkie XL||14 Oct 2002||Remastered on Made in Germany|
Labeled as Remix by Junkie XL on Made in Germany
|Feuer frei! (Rammstein Remix 130)||Feuer frei!||03:44||Rammstein||14 Oct 2002|
|Feuer frei! (Rammstein Remix 95)||Feuer frei!||03:34||Rammstein||14 Oct 2002|
The song would start off with a siren synth, followed by Schneider drumming. Shortly afterwards, Till would start singing the first verse. After the line "Ein heißer Schrei, Feuer frei!", two small explosions would go off at the center of the stage. Till would often hunch over while yelling "bang, bang", as well as headbang after this. While yelling the "bang, bang" after the second verse, multiple flames would shoot out from behind Schneider. After Till sang the second chorus, Flake would start playing very high-pitched, distorted notes, causing Till to either act annoyed or put his hands on his head. After the third verse, Till would leave the stage while the others continued playing instrumentally, with the main instrument being the keyboard.
Till would return wearing a flamethrower mask to sing the last chorus. When he turned a valve attached to his body, the mask would shoot flames in the air. Flames would also shoot from behind Schneider again for every "bang, bang". After singing the chorus, everyone would stop playing and Till would leave the stage again. Schneider would grab different drumsticks and hold them out in front of him, aimed upwards. Each top would produce a big explosion, with a last "bang, bang" synth matching the explosions. Richard and Paul also yelled "bang, bang" alongside Till for the entire song. The line "Dein Glück, ist nicht mein Glück, ist mein Unglück" would be absent. On some shows, Till would use a handheld flamethrower instead of the flamethrower mask and three flames would go up behind Schneider
From July 2001 onwards, Flake would be outfitted with another mask during the performance of the song. His mask would be able to squirt a liquid, rather than fire. While Flake played the loud notes on his keyboard, sparks would fly out the top of his station twice. At the end of the song, Till would no longer shoot flames in the air, rather, he would now aim towards Flake. Flake, in return, would spray liquid towards Till, as well as towards the audience. Flames would no longer shoot out behind Schneider.
The next changes to the song's performance would happen around September/October. Explosions would no longer go off at the beginning of the song. Also, on 11 October, Flake's station also did not produce any sparks while playing the loud notes, rather, his station would now start producing sparks twice after the first time Till shot flames at Flake. On 23 October, Till went over to Flake's station while he was playing the loud notes, and made it look like he hit it twice. After every hit, sparks would fly from the station.
In November, explosions at the start of the song would be present again. There would no longer be two small explosions at the front of the stage, but instead one very big explosion at the lighting rig. Paul and Richard would now be outfitted with flamethrower masks as well for the duration of the song. Near the end, Flake and Till would shoot at each other, while Paul and Richard shot upwards towards the center of the stage from their spots. Till hitting Flake's station and Schneider's exploding drumsticks would still be present. The song was performed in this manner for the remainder of 2001.
In 2002, most of the previous effects would still be the same as before. The exception being that Flake is no longer outfitted with his own mask. At the end of the song, Till would shoot fire at him, and he would try and ignore it the first few times. Afterwards, Flake would pick up a fire extinguisher and shoot it towards Till.
Throughout the whole tour, the song's light show would consist of red, orange and blue.
The song's performance would be mostly the same, with some key exceptions. Till would often grab his crotch whilst singing the second verse. He would no longer go and hit Flake's station, and it would no longer produce sparks. Instead, Till now heads over to Flake and knocks him down. Till, Paul, and Richard now all shoot their flames at one specific point in the air and Flake is no longer involved with this part. The three would also keep their flame in the air until Schneider made his drumsticks explode, before going backstage.
The song's light show remained mostly the same as the previous tour with the exception of the first few dates which would be mostly blue.
Till would now routinely slap his face while singing the line "Ich werf ein Licht in mein Gesicht". Schneider would no longer use the exploding drumsticks at the end of the song, instead, two explosions went off at the back of the stage. On 19 May 2011, Till swung a microphone stand against the stage wall after the first verse, causing a small explosion.
The band would again experiment with making the light show mostly blue but this only lasted a few dates before it went back to red and orange.
The performance remained the same as on the previous tour during the first two years. 2013 would see some changes done to the performance again. The explosion after the first verse was changed again. Two smaller explosions would go off at the sides of the stage now. Till would also knock Flake down once again. Another stunt that was added has Till walking towards his microphone whilst singing the second verse. After he sang the line "Von Feuer, das in Lust verbrennt", he would headbutt his microphone, sometimes leading to an open wound that would be visible for the remainder of the show.
The light show had some blue in it for the first few dates but after that, it went back to the same as the previous tour.
The performance remained the same as on the previous tour.
|Type||Description||First played||Last played|
|14 Jul 2001||Video||Big Field Day Festival||Gilford||United States|
|4 Aug 2001||Video||Pabellón Este, Palacio de los Deportes||Mexico City||Mexico|
|13 Nov 2001||Video||Spodek||Katowice||Poland|
|1 Nov 2004||Video||Maimarkthalle||Mannheim||Germany|
|10 Jun 2005||Video||Hurricane Festival||Scheeßel||Germany|
|6 Jun 2010||Video||Rock am Ring||Nürburg||Germany|
|19 May 2011||Video||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Los Angeles||United States|
|16 Jun 2013||Video||Download Festival||Donington||United Kingdom|
|17 Jul 2016||Video||FEQ||Quebec City||Canada|
|Feuer frei!||Robert Cohen||September, 2002|
Getadelt wird, wer Schmerzen kennt
|撃て! (Official Japanese translation by Makiko Shimada)|