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And One is a German synthpop, futurepop and EBM band from Berlin. Their members include Steve Naghavi, Chris Ruiz (1989–1991 and 2001 to present), Joke Jay (1992–2001), Rick Schah (1994–2001), Alex Two (1990–1993), Annelie Bertilsson (2000) and Gio van Oli (2001 to present).
And One began in 1989 when Steve Naghavi and Chris Ruiz met at a Berlin club. They decided to follow in the footsteps of Depeche Mode by using two keyboards and a beatbox. Naghavi has also cited Nine Inch Nails and Kraftwerk as early influences, which reflect on their musical style. They tend to sing in both German and English, luckily lead singer Naghavi pulls both languages off well.
- Anguish (1991)
- Flop! (1992)
- Spot (1993)
- I.S.T. (1994)
- Nordhausen (1997)
- 9.9.99 9 Uhr (1998)
- Virgin Superstar (2000)
- Aggressor (2003)
- Bodypop (2006)
- Tanzomat (2011)
- S.T.O.P. (2012)
- Agony of the Feet: The song "When the Feet Hurt".
- Album Title Drop: Tanzomat's title drop is during the track "Zerstorer".
- Drop the Hammer: "Metalhammer".
- Excited Album Title: Flop!
- Fading Into the Next Song: "Sex Drive" into "Playing Dead" on Tanzomat.
- The Great Politics Mess-Up: The subject of the song "Life Isn't Easy in Germany".
- Intercourse with You: "Wet Spot", as you might imagine, is one of their more sexual songs. "Technoman" and "So Klingt Liebe" also probably count.
- "Sex Drive" off the new album Tanzomat definitely counts.
- Mondegreen: This video gives an amusing interpretation of what the German lyrics to "Panzermensch" sound like in English. "Geh geradeaus" becomes "Gay colored house."
- Ode to Intoxication: "Body Nerv"
- Ode to Sobriety: "Don't Need the Drugs"
- Signature Song: "Panzermensch", or "Military Fashion Show"
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Naghavi usually performs in a suit and tie.
- Stealth Parody: The Tanzomat album is one for the Synth Pop genre.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: "Dancing in the Factory" is this for Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough", as well as "No Song For You" and "Agent Orange". It's probably intentional.
- Synth Pop
- Unexpected Genre Change: Witness the 50's Rock and Roll version of "Military Fashion Show".
- as well as this. not a trace of synthesizers anywhere.