Founded in 1991 in the provincial Swiss metropolis of Schaffhausen and primarily a dance band, this squadron of high-flying music pilots first raised a considerable ruckus with their short sharp danceable pieces and their «post-modern missing respect» (Wiki) for the varied genres of contemporary pop music they attacked. Trends which they continue to slaughter with great relish and even more energy. Their name came about because one of their members, Olifr M.GUZ (vocals, guitar, bass, organ and harmonium) enjoyed building model airplanes as his favourite pastime. Currently, the other band members are Marc Zimmermann (bass), Roman «Motte» Bergamin (trumpet, vocals, trombone and guitar), Samuel Hartmann (guitar, bass and vocals), Roger Greipl (sax, clarinet, organ and vocals) and Daniel d’Aujourd’hui (drums, vocals and bass) but what their specific hobbies are remains undisclosed. Yes, they’re fundamentally a rock band. But not to tax your capacity for memorizing to excess but to be sure the styles of pop music first merciless butchered and then gloriously revived by this eclectic group are punk, soul, retro-billy and garage rock.
Word-wise they’re no slouches either and their superb if head scratching lyrics show astonishing internationalism: Lyrics in German and English alternate with some in French («We just wanted to break into the French market») and album titles like «Boheme pas de Probleme» (2001), 2004 «Zu gut für diese Welt» (Too good for this world), «Too Big to Fail» from 2012 and 2015’s «Heinz». At the beginning of their career they resorted to another sensational show biz spectacle when they decided to perform live in outfits of black pants, white shirts and red jackets. «It really made a very good impression especially playing in lousy joints» said Olifr.
Now wait a minute - did they perform h e r e way back when? Post-modern no respect?