Stripped (song)

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Stripped
Song by Rammstein from the album For The Masses
GEMA database ID: 1929149-001
ISWC: T-011.323.170-1
Recorded: 27 January - 1 February 1998
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Producer: Jacob Hellner
Mixed: Ronald Prent
Mastered: Björn Engelmann
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Released: 4 August 1998
Single: 27 July 1998
Video: July 1998
Length: 04:44
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 100
Key: E minor
Live debut: 1 June 1999
Last played: 2 January 2019

Stripped is the first song on the single Stripped by Rammstein.

Background

  • 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.[1]
  • The 04:44 version was also released on special editions of the second album Sehnsucht.
  • 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.[1] However, Charlie Clouser's "Heavy Mental Mix" does feature the original chorus.
  • Depeche Mode actually like Rammstein's cover version.[1]
  • The song was recorded in the Vox Klangstudio, Hamburg from 27 January until 1 February 1998.[2]

Versions

Studio

Title Release Length Recorded Released Notes
Stripped Sehnsucht (US/Canada/Australia)
For The Masses
04:44 1998 4 Aug 1998
Stripped Stripped 04:25 1998 27 Jul 1998 Edited
Stripped (Radio Edit) Stripped (US Promo) 03:05 1998 27 Jul 1998 Edited
Missing the intro and first verse
Stripped XXI 04:44 1998 4 Dec 2015 Remastered

Live

Title Release Type Length Recorded Released
Stripped Völkerball (2CD) Audio 08:16 23 Jul 2005 Festival de Nîmes, Nîmes Flag of France.svg 17 Nov 2006
Stripped Völkerball Video

Remix

Title Release Length Remixed by Released Notes
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

Live

Variations

Type Description First played Last played

Professional recordings

Date Type Location City Country Notes

Music Videos

Name Director Released Notes
Stripped Philipp Stölzl
Sven Budelmann
July, 1998

Lyrics

Album version

Come with me into the trees
We lay on the grass and let hours pass
Take my hand, come back to the land
Let's get away, just for one day

Let me see you stripped
Let me see you stripped

Metropolis has nothing on this
You're breathing a fuse I taste when we kiss
Take my hand, come back to the land
Where everything's ours for a few hours

Let me see you stripped
Let me see you stripped
Let me hear you make decisions
Without your television
Let me hear you speaking just for me
Let me see you stripped
Let me see you stripped
Let me hear you make decisions
Without your television
Let me hear you speaking just for me
Let me see you stripped
Let me see you stripped
Let me see you stripped
Let me see you stripped

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Making of "Stripped"
  2. Rammstein Timeline 1998