Band 'planlos' (without plan)
The origins of ‚Planlos‘ can be traced to a basement project called AFS (Antifaschistischer Schutzwall, or Anti-fascist security wall) which began in 1979 and featured Bernd Michael Lade (Vocals), Frank Straßburger (Guitar; later drummer in Cadavre Exquis) and Martin Leeder (Drums, later, among others in Elektro Artist). ‚Planlos‘ formed in 1980 when Lade joined together with Michael Kobs (Guitar; previously, Betonromantik ‚Concrete Romanticism‘) and Daniel Kaiser (Bass).
By 1982, the band was so well-known to the security services of the GDR that they changed their name to Exzess (Excess) before the quartet finally broke up in 1983. Kaiser joined Namenlos (Without a Name) and Fatale in 1984 while Lade, Kobs and Straßburger founded Cadavre Exquis in 1985.
- Sonnenberg, Uwe