for Eyes Open!
) is the first single
from German industrial metal
from their album, Wahrheit oder Pflicht
, and their first released under the GUN label. Augen auf!
is considered to be the most known Oomph! song and it brought the band main commercial breakthrough. It stayed at the top of the German charts for five weeks. It was number one on the Austrian charts for four weeks. "Augen Auf" went Gold
(150,000 copies sold) in Germany. The song also appeared on the in game soundtrack of FIFA 2005
and UEFA Euro 2004
The videoclip for "Augen auf!" begins with two children
aged around six or seven years old walking down a deserted path together. The girl turns to look at someone or something coming up behind them, while her male companion seems oblivious. It is then revealed that the pair are heading to a birthday party
, presumably for a boy of around the same age. All of the young guests seem apathetic and uninterested in the attempts of present adults to create a light party mood. When the birthday boy
's mother places a cake in front of him, he simply glares at her and her bright smile falters. None of the children eat or touch their cake, and when one boy picks up his spoon as though to eat, the birthday boy shakes his head disapprovingly and the other boy quickly drops his spoon.
At this point, lead singer Dero enters disguised as a clown
, although with no bright or colorful makeup, rather black... Read More