The Puhdys were one of East Germany's best-known and most popular beat music groups.
Czechoslovakian spy Pavel Minarik worked for 7 years at Radio Free Europe, an American news broadcasting organization with headquarters in Munich. Evidence from his time there is used to unmask the station's role in increasing Cold War tensions.
This is the second installment in the Disco Film series to feature the Puhdys, a popular East German rock band.
This music video from the Disco Film series features the song "Der Kampf um den Südpol" ("The Fight for the South Pole") by the Saxon rock band Stern Combo Meißen.
The rock band Electra was founded in 1969 in Dresden. This music video from the Disco Film series features a performance of their song "Bach 75" with a Baroque setting and costumes, including an appearance by East German mime artist Eberhard Kube.
A performance by the Berlin hard rock group City, complete with psychedelic concert footage. The song "Träume" ("Dreams") demonstrates the band's development and adaptation of time-tested means of musical expression.
Karat was one of the GDR's leading beat bands at the time the film was made. This music video features the group performing their hit song "Albatros" ("Albatross") at the City Theater in Hildburghausen, Thuringia.
Singer-songwriter Holger Biege was named East Germany's Interpreter of the Year in 1978 and 1979. This music video demonstrates his talents as a vocalist and pianist through his songs "Nimm mich so" ("Take Me The Way") and "Zuweilen kommt es vor" ("Sometimes It Occurs").
The music group Magdeburg performs their song "Verkehrte Welt" ("Backward World"). The song describes a ground-breaking historical experiment by German scientist Otto von Guericke which proved the existance of vacuums and also comments on the social significance of this research.
Neumi's Rock Circus was a German music group founded by Hans Joachim "Neumi" Neumann in 1979. The lead singer's costumes and pantomine were a hallmark of the band, whose performances blended rock music with slapstick and cabaret elements.