Gearing up for the December 13th release of their greatest hits retrospective titled Made in Germany 1995-2011
, Neue Deutsche Härte
have channeled their inner Hasselhoff
and outdone themselves again with the kooky, retro beach party themed video for "Mein Land"
(directed by renowned videomeister Jonas Åkerlund
- creator of Rammstein's most pornographic, er, controversial music video "Pussy"
as well as the greasy, all-nude male revue that is the "Mann Gegen Mann"
body slam and the award-winning "Ich tu dir Weh"
). The single, with the exception of the b-side "Vergiss Uns Nicht," is the only previously unreleased song slated for inclusion among the collection of heavy hits celebrating the body of work of a band that has seen zero changes in their line-up since 1994 and continues to flaunt an outlandish style what combines boundary-pushing tomfoolery
with impressive pyrotechnic stage antics
much to the delight of their fan-base though said accolades often cause a rift among critics who more often than not seem perfectly pleased to acquiesce to confoundation and mild annoyance. But then everybody loves a beach party, ja?
It's difficult to imagine anyone laughing at Rammstein more than they are laughing themselves, spray-tanned tits out and all. Check it below: