Music – Freiburg im Breisgau – “Lemon Tree”: huge hit is analyzed in schools – culture

Pforzheim (dpa) – In just 20 minutes, the singer of the band Fools Garden, Peter Freudenthaler, wants to have the super hit “Lemon Tree” from 1996 on paper. Little time for a classic that even made it into the curriculum of Baden-Württemberg school classes.

“” Lemon Tree “is analyzed in music lessons in schools, and it was the same in my daughter’s lessons,” Freudenthaler told the German Press Agency. Above all, he is surprised that this is also the case in English schools. “It’s almost a joke with such a simple text,” said the 58-year-old in Pforzheim.

25 years ago Freudenthaler had huge success with Fools Garden and the carefree Schunkelsong “Lemon Tree”. After the rocket launch of the small band, which hardly anyone outside of Pforzheim knew, Fools Garden filled halls and stadiums between Germany, Belarus and Malaysia.

On their new, altogether eleventh album with the title “Captain … Coast Is Clear” the band is much more electronic than before. Guitarist Volker Hinkel admits that it was fun, but it was also a matter of getting used to the people from Pforzheim: “At our age, it’s quite sporty to only be on stage with two laptops and pads. But who’s been an electric guitar for 40 years plays, who would also like to pick up another instrument. “

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