German band somewhere between Punk, Avantgarde and Neue Deutsche Welle.
Founded 1977 by Harry Rag (Peter Braatz), Uwe Jahnke and Thomas Schwebel in Solingen/Germany. Thomas Schwebel hit upon the idea of naming the band "Syph" because it's a dirty name. Harry Rag added the periods to make it look like an acronym and confuse people. S.Y.P.H. was then translated into "Saufender Yankee Prügelt Homo" (Boozing yankee pummels fag). After 1986 it stood for "Save Your Pretty Heart"
When Schwebel said goodbye to play with Mittagspause, the band was joined by Uli Putsch and Jürgen Wolter. This new formation stayed - more or less - stable until 1981, but had many changing guest musicians, including
Recorded and mixed between 27.12 and 30.12.1979 at Studio Klangwerkstatt, Düsseldorf.
"Fuer Rudi Dutschke" (Dedicated to Rudi Dutschke)
This is the limited hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies with green lettering, there exist another hand-numbered limited edition of 1000 copies with orange lettering and the unlimited editions with yellow, red and blue lettering.
"Track A9 (Ayatollah) is not credited on the sleeve or label and has a locked groove"
Comes with a DIN A4 lyricsheet.
Labels have German spellings with "Umlaut" for A1 and A2 and German capitalization for A1 and A4