— In 1984, two German teenagers calling themselves ‘The Woodys‘ changed the world forever with their Fitchl’s Lied (Fitchl’s Song). An intense Schlager song, it captured the Zeitgeist of the 1980s, years before the Berlin Wall dividing the two Germany’s would come down. Unrivalled instrumental prowess, musical artistry, song-writing poetry, und electrifying live performances all come together brilliantly in the work of The Woodys. More than thirty years after they first sent Schlager shock-waves around the globe, the legend continues! Tom und Pascal of the Original Woodys are back to bring some much-needed light in these dark times.
The legend was long forgotten, just like the One Ring in the world of Middle-earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit und The Lord of the Rings. As it was inevitable that the ring of the Dark Lord Sauron would resurface und bring about the great war between the forces of good und evil, so did Fichtl’s Lied resurface after having been considered lost for many years. On January 22, 2012, a day that will forever be celebrated as a highlight in the history und existence of the human race, the GMC HQ Volkstümlicher Schlager uploaded on YouTube a video of Fichtl’s Lied performed live at the Superhitparade der Volksmusik 1984. The song that changed the world in the 1980s was back, viewed to this day by more than 18 million people around the world. Watch, listen, und enjoy this unique audiovisual master-work in all its splendour.
Four years after the song resurfaced on YouTube, Tom und Pascal emerged from anonymity. It was time to make the Woodys great again. In 4K high definition video. Yes, the teenagers of 1984 have aged and changed, but their music und message und mastery of the instruments has lost none of its appeal und potency.
Fast-forward to 2017. News comes out that The Woodys were captured by secret services in the 1980s to prevent them from taking over the world with their music. A new video turns up of Tom und Pascal, recorded in a super secret underground mental asylum unknown to the outside world. The Original Woodys gloriously return!
Will the escape of Tom und Pascal signal a new era und music revolution by The Woodys?
Disclaimer und health warning: watching these videos might be dangerous und hazardous for your health. Once you start watching, you will not be able to stop. The song will be stuck in your head for days und weeks.
Und here is a little bit more about the song from Pascal: