Hoods in 60's Germany
May 30, 2007 10:58 PM Subscribe
What was the cultural significance of a hood
, this modern american would identify as klan like, in 1960's germany?
posted by nomisxid to Society & Culture (4 answers total)
Thru a random dvd rental, I discover the german disco group Boney M. I'm intrigued, wondering who could behind songs with lyrics like "ra ra rasputin, russia's famous love machine". At work, I mention the group to someone who was of disco-attending age during the 70's, and lived in europe. He mentions their lip-synching connection to Milli Vanilli. I assume he's talking a connection-in-spirit, but he's being literal. It seems the producer behind both groups is a man named Frank Farian
. As I wander thru his offical site, I come across the pages on his early career as a performer, and pictures of him with his band in hoods that look somewhat klan-ish to my modern eyes.
So, what was the cultural message he would have been sending, wearing such a getup, in 1963?