// Once ...
… there was a time … when the term „C.C.C.P.“ stood for hope and change of a communist regime to a member of the world community that shares our common values.
Rather a marketing-gag we knew it was that symbol, that gave a positive image to that „brand“. When Rasputin came up with the name, it was the time of „glasnost“ and „perestroika“, we couldn’t even know, that the whole system will collapse only a few years later and Germany was reunited.
Even if we never were pretending to be or have close relations to russians, we inevitably met some and can’t say, they appear in way that could proove any prejudice towards russians. I strongly believe, that there are more rightous people over there, then we think. Just take a look at these youtubers who report via VPN straight from Russia – they are different!
EBM is a musical development from the classical Industrial formed by the sound of the early 80’s
The whole big black mush is fundamentally one anti-attitude towards society.
In this context, the „normal people“ are given one provocative slap …
But we see it DIFFERENTLY
EBM and also the Gothic area is generally passive, apolitical, and has no real message to the rest of the world.
Except for the C.C.C.P. Band from Frankfurt am Main, they are more than democratic
It’s not like many other subcultures that have developed out of a certain attitude of protest.
There are three types of followers of the scene, but of course they do not have rigid boundaries, but rather blur into each other.
On the one hand there are those who are part of this scene out of a certain „romanticism“.
This part just likes the mystical, maybe likes nocturnal walks under the full moon, loves Tim Burton films, maybe finds vampires exciting, likes military clothing, likes to play role-playing games and visits medieval markets, has at least one Dead can Dance CD at home, is mentally busy with death and transience, likes old dilapidated houses with moss-covered walls, and quite simply loves the uncanny and the special romance that emanates from the old and the past and may also be diverse, gay or lesbian
Then there are those who just want to be „rad“.
And on the other hand there are also those who just love the music without otherwise identifying with any background.
Welcome to C.C.C.P.!
// History, Definition and Discography
C.C.C.P. is a German Synth-pop, Industrial, EBM, Dark Wave, Electronica, Electro, New Age, … act led by Rasputin Stoy.
The band was formed in 1984 with Rasputin Stoy (Founder and Bandleader).
Rasputin Stoy, Drago Stanov and Herman Baymus were the first Bandmembers.
They were best known for the 1986 songs „American-Soviets I“ and „American-Soviets II“, released by Clockwork Germany. This six-minute song themed on the Cold War became a hit on the US Billboard charts, the German Top 75 and other European charts. Their follow-up singles („Made in Russia“ and „Orient Express“) hit the number one and number two spots on official music charts in the same week (Hong Kong, Benelux, France and Spain). Their 1990 song „Don’t Kill the Rainforest“ was also a minor alternative radio hit. Their band name C.C.C.P. is a Romanization of the Cyrillic abbreviation „СССР“, which actually translates to „SSSR“, short for Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik), the Russian name for the USSR.
A tour of France and a TV broadcast from Monaco resulted in a smash hit (Made In Russia) in France and Benelux.
The first big tour in the U.S.A. was in 1990 with Rasputin Stoy, Drago Stanov, partly with Mike Stone and John Keaton.
In 1991 there was a concert in Dresden with the new band members Pierre Kohl and Bo Sill and Rasputin Stoy. After that, Rasputin began a solo phase with guest vocalist Frank Schendler (of the band Beatamax), who is often a guest vocalist with C.C.C.P. . Frank Schendler also sang the original AMERICAN-SOVIETS in the studio.
1992 Rasputin partially changed the music style to New Age/Chill Sound.
C.C.C.P. released their seventh album, Quantic Shamanism Through Digital Western featuring Meyhiel, in January 2008 on the art label Mille Plateaux Media. (Achim Szepanski)
Since 2010 the group now only consists of the original band leader Rasputin Stoy and Frank Schendler (ex-Beat-A-Max).
The first joint live performance was in Sandersleben (Germany) at the EBM Festival Familientreffen in 2010
2013 Frank Schendler is now also part arranger and composer for C.C.C.P.
2013 was the first joint live performance in Houston (TX).
In 2018, they released the album Decadance Club (Blue) and Decadance Club (Black) on the label Saal 600.
2022 C.C.C.P. was on stage in Houston (TX) with Front 242 and on stage in Dallas (TX), but without Rasputin Stoy (for health reasons)
Rasputin Stoy was replaced by guest keyboard player T42, who is very well known in the U.S.A..
In 2022, Rasputin Stoy only devoted himself to studio and music video production and has arranged and produced several new songs, an album and 6 videos with Frank Schendler and a new talent. Rasputin Stoy, Frank Schendler & Charles Scipio (Freelancer, engineer, composer an no C.C.C.P. member).
For the year 2025, C.C.C.P. a worldwide tour planned, which should be the end of all concerts. A farewell concert! For information, please visit www.cccp-americansoviets.com
- 1989: The World
- 1991: Live Houston 1990
- 1992: The Hallucinogenic Toreador
- 1997: American Soviets RMX
- 2004: Journey Through the Past
- 2007: Quantic Shamanism Through Digital Western
- 2014: Official the World Remixes 2014
- 2018: Decadance Club (Blue!)
- 2018: Decadance (Black!)
- 2022: Madhouse (a part of songs from the Official Motion Picture Soundtrack MADHOUSE by Hamlet Jensen)
- 2023: Liaison II (inkl. American-Soviets, actually the first album by C.C.C.P. from 1985)
- 1992: Live Houston 1990
- 2013: C.C.C.P. Live Houston 2013 (uncutted)
- 2013: C.C.C.P. Live Houston 2013 (cutted)
- 2023: Live in Houston & Dallas 2022 (with guest keyboarder Jay Gillian from T-4-2, Dallas)
- 1992: Best of C.C.C.P.: 1985–1992
- 1997: C.C.C.P. & Beat-A-Max-Best of C.C.C.P. & Beatamax
- 1986: „American-Soviets“
- 1987: „Made in Russia“
- 1988: „Orient Express“
- 1989: „United States of Europe“
- 1990: „Don’t Kill the Rain Forest“
- 1990: „Liquid Sky“
- 1991: „Freedom & Liberty“
- 1991: „In Memory of Salvador Dali“
- 1991: „Conquestadores“/“Strength versus Courage“
- 1991: „Orient Express ’91“
- 1996: „The Preacher“
- 1999: „3rd Millennium“
- 2018: „Decadance Club“
- 2018: „Mirror of Your Soul“
- 2018: „Twelve“ (Tibor’s Mix)
- 2022: Please give me the power!
- 2022: AmericanSoviets (Ney lyrics & new sound)
- 2022: Too much Madness, too much Dream, too much Lilith!
- 2022: Maschinenmensch
- 2022: Machine Man (Rasputin Stoy Solo)
- 2022: We live in the age of the clown politicians
- 2022: Aliens
- 2022: Playing chess is better than making war
- 2022: Alcohol
- 2022: Madhouse (a part of the Official Motion Picture Soundtrack MADHOUSE by Hamlet Jensen)
- 2022: The Future
- 2022: Gymnopédie No. 1
- 2022: Gnossienne No. 1