|Song by Rammstein from the album For The Masses|
|GEMA database ID:||1929149-001|
|Recorded:||27 January - 1 February 1998
Vox Klangstudio, Bendestorf 
Cutting Room, Stockholm
|Released:||4 August 1998|
|Single:||27 July 1998|
|Live debut:||1 June 1999|
|Last played:||2 January 2019|
|Performed live:||176 times|
Stripped is the first song on the single Stripped by Rammstein.
- The original song was recorded by Depeche Mode in 1985.
- Rammstein were asked to contribute a song to the tribute album "For The Masses" and were able to choose any song they wanted.
- The original chorus line is "Let me see you stripped down to the bone". Apparently, Till was not able to sing "down to the bone", which is why the band left it out of the song. However, Charlie Clouser's "Heavy Mental Mix" does feature the original chorus.
- Depeche Mode actually like Rammstein's cover version.
|Stripped||For The Masses||04:45||27 Jan 1998 - 1 Feb 1998||4 Aug 1998|
|Stripped||Stripped||04:28||27 Jul 1998||Shortened bridge.|
|Sehnsucht (US Edition 1998)||04:26||1998|
|Stripped (Radio Edit)||Stripped (US Promo)||03:08||27 Jul 1998||Missing the intro and first verse.|
|Stripped (Album Version)||04:25||Single version, mislabeled as Album Version.|
|Stripped||August 98||04:18||Aug 1998||Volume reduced by 1,5dB.|
Shortened intro fade-in.
|Stripped||Raritäten||04:24||23 Apr 2015||Shortened bridge.|
|Stripped||XXI||04:24||4 Dec 2015||2015 Remaster.|
Shortened final chorus.
|Stripped||Völkerball (2CD)||Audio||08:15||23 Jul 2005||Festival de Nîmes, Nîmes||17 Nov 2006|
|Stripped (Psilonaut Mix)||Stripped
Made in Germany
|04:28||Johan Edlund||27 Jul 1998||Remastered on Made in Germany|
Labeled as Remix by Johan Edlund on Made in Germany
|Stripped (Heavy Mental Mix)||Stripped
Ich will (UK single CD2)
|05:12||Charlie Clouser||27 Jul 1998|
|Stripped (Tribute to Düsseldorf Mix)||Stripped||05:10||Charlie Clouser||27 Jul 1998|
|Stripped (FKK Mix)||Stripped||04:35||Günter Schulz||27 Jul 1998|
Debuting during the 1999 North American leg, the song would start off with an extended synth intro, with Flake being the only member visible on the stage. When Till started singing, a lightbox at the front of the stage would make him visible as well. Till would be wearing the flammable robe previously used during performances of Tier and Wilder Wein. After singing the last "Let me see you stripped" after the first verse, Till would spread his arms and flames would go up the robe. Simultaneously, the main lights would go on and the other members would start to play. During the second verse, Till would usually take the robe off and throw it on the ground, where a crewmember would come and grab it. Whilst singing the first "Let me see you stripped" after the instrumental break, flames would shoot up in front of Schneider's drum set. Paul and Richard would provide backing vocals throughout the entire song. Till would also make humping motions throughout the performance and headbang after every verse.
On 6 June, Till did not wear the robe, instead, the flames in front of Schneider's drums went off after the last "Let me see you stripped" after the first verse. This also meant that the flames did not go off later in the song. On 20 June, no flames went off in front of the drums.
Stripped would return to the main setlist on 26 May 2001. The song would be performed without any stunts or effects from May to August. Starting from November, the song would again receive dedicated effects and stunts. After singing the last "Let me see you stripped" after the first verse, Till would rise his arms and multiple tall flames would shoot up from the front of the stage. During the instrumental break, crewmembers would bring a rubber boat to the front of the stage, which Flake would enter in order to be passed onto the crowd, similar to earlier performances of Seemann and Heirate mich. The other band members, except Schneider, would gather in a line at the front of the stage in order to watch the boat being passed around. After a while, Flake would return to the stage and the instrumental break would continue, with the guitars now also joining in. When the boat returned, Richard, Paul, and Till would encourage the audience to clap before singing the last verse.
In 2002, the song's performance remained the same, albeit with Olli now taking the place of Flake in the rubber boat.
Reise, Reise Tour
The basic performance would remain the same as the previous tour, but there are now more flames that shoot out at the beginning of the song. Olli also kept his role as the "captain" of the boat, with an even longer instrumental break. Flake claims this change was due to him being injured too often when performing the stunt. At the very end of the song, after singing the last line, a big explosion would go off at the lighting rig.
2016 / 2017 Tour
In 2016, the normal intro part was kept the same, with even more flames being used at the start of the song. After the second verse, Paul and Richard would head over to the center of the stage and play opposite of one another, they would head back to their normal spot afterwards. The instrumental break would follow, with the audience being encouraged to clap, but the boat was no longer used. There would also be no explosion at the end of the song.
In 2017, the performance was slightly changed again. Now, during the instrumental break, Paul and Richard would start using the guitar-mounted flamethrowers. Even after the break, they would continue to shoot flames above the stage until the song ended. The song was also performed in this manner during the New Year's Eve shows.
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