BIG BALLS & THE GREAT WHITE IDIOT
AKA: BIG BALLS / THE BALLS
Formed: Hamburg, Germany
One of the first, best known and most notorious German punk bands, these fellows definitely had the spirit, with a singer who impersonated Hitler on stage (sporting a swastika armband and a fake moustache). Their debut is great snotty punk.
After the second LP, Foolish Guys, they moved from a major label to their own, Balls Records. During this period they moved away from a straight punk sound and began putting on plays, including such unlikely adaptations of Medea (by Euripides) and Titus Andronikus. In 1989 they wrote the script for the musical Alec in Wonderland and went into hibernation soon after.
The late 90s' saw the band reform, record the soundtrack for The Big Waltz film, and team up with actor Jan Fedder for new records.
Above: The band in 1977
Alti Grund - Guitar + Vocals
Peter Grund - Drums + Vocals
Bardu Adolf Kaiser - Vocals
Wolfgang Lorenz - Guitar + Vocals
Alfred Grund - Bass + Vocals
Above: The band in 1980
Alti Grund - Guitar and Backing Vocals
Peter Grund - Drums and Lead Vocals
Alfred Grund - Bass and Lead Vocals
Above: The band in 1998
Singles / Albums
|Big Balls And The Great White Idiot
|Art. 1 Die Würde Des Menschen Ist Unantastbar (LP, as Big Balls, 1980)||Creepy Shades (LP, as Big Balls, 1982)||Je T'aime (7", as The Balls meet Les Fleurs de Mal, 1986)|
|Fallen Angels (7", gig freebie, as Die Balls, 1985)||The Balls: 10 Years Balls (LP, 1987)|
Paranoia in der Straßenbahn Germany LP/CD 1990 (Weird System): Raver Treatment
Bloodstains Across Germany LP ???? (no label - bootleg): Kick Her In The Dirt