The name of the German group Die Arzte is translated as The Doctors. The band was formed in 1982. These punk rock musicians are considered extremely popular in Germany. They focus on ant-Nazi lyrics. Throughout its career, the band released more LPs than other groups in the history of German rock.
The group’s founders were Farin Urlaub, Bela B, and Rodrigo Gonzalez. Farin and Bela used to perform together with the group, Soilent Grün. After it fell apart, the two friends decided to try something new. In 1983, rock musicians won a local Berlin contest and earned enough money to release a demo album, Uns geht's prima. It helped them get a contract with a label.
In 1984, Die Arzte released a debut LP, Debil, which climbed to the 5th spot of the national German chart. Musicians were becoming more and more popular.
The second LP appeared in 1985. The artists called it Im Schatten der Ärzte. It earned gold certification and settled on the 53rd spot of the national chart.
In 1988, musicians recorded another successful album, Das ist nicht die ganze Wahrheit...At that time, many organizers tried to book Die Arzte for private events. However, the band members suddenly announced a hiatus.
In 1989, they presented a compilation album, Die Ärzte früher! — Der Ausverkauf geht weiter!,, which featured hits from previous albums and four new songs recorded before the hiatus.