“Neubauten also played in Helsinki at this time. They were throwing these big metal springs at the audience… One passed very close to my head. At the end of the concert FM Einheit turned his back to the audience, and I saw him soaking a blanket with gasoline. Then he lit it and threw this flaming blanket in the audience, and that was the end of the concert. People were furious. I loved it because it wasn’t some kind of stupid rock & roll show; it was the real, real thing.”
Mika Vainio on Einstürzende Neubauten, from The Quietus’ recent roundup of his favorite albums.