Limburg in 1980, multinational band Der Wirtschaftswunder consisted of
Czech-born guitarist Tom Dokoupil, Canadian keyboardist Mark Pfurtscheller,
German drummer Jürgen Beuth (also in Die Radierer) and Italian singer Angelo
Punk in the very best sense, who needs the Hansa Studios in Berlin when you can do great things in the basement of Limburg? The Wirtschaftswunder sounded and still sound like no other band: danceable yet disturbing pop that 40 years on is still modern. The Wirtschaftswunder would be a household name today, even internationally, like Einstürzende Neubauten or Palais Schaumburg, if a touring accident hadn't temporarily interrupted their career at the worst possible time.