Trash Groove Girls- Vol. 1 Arbeit, Sport & Spiel EP

The Trash Groove Girls were a three piece gothic/new wave act who I believe hailed from Germany and were active in the mid 1980s. The lineup consisted of Katinka Päkel on vocals, Simone Stepputat on guitar, and Barbara Matzner on keyboards, all other instruments pre-programmed by the trio. The band released one full-length record, two singles, and one Mini-LP/EP, the latter which I’ve uploaded below.

I can’t come up with much else in the way of visuals and information, but their sound is incredibly catchy and danceable, with a bit of abrasive edge thrown in for good measure. Without any further ado, here’s the release information for their 1986EP release:

Trash Groove Girls- Vol 1. Arbeit, Sport, & Spiel EP
1. Trash Beat
2. Zero
3. Sugar Pink Go Go Baby
4. Gimme, Gimme
5. Arbeit, Sport + Spiel
6. Gimme (The Beat Part 1)

*download it here* (RE-RIPPED 10.6.2016)

I also have digital copies of the band’s two singles, but they’re ripped at a meager 128kpbs. Holler if you’re interested and I’ll zip them up and send them your way…

13 Responses to “Trash Groove Girls- Vol. 1 Arbeit, Sport & Spiel EP”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hey, this is catchy. It’s a little different than what I intially thought it would. Since you got like this coldwave thing going here, let me ask a request. Do you have any of Leitmotiv? The French band, not english post-punk. I got the whole disco. of the English one thinking that it was the french band. They are not bad at all, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. So, if you haven’t enough request or things to do, see if you can find the french band Leitmotiv.


  2. Anonymous Says:

    they are from Duesseldorf in Germany and the 12″ called “Wild Love” contains the Sweet-Cover “Blockbuster”.

  3. Mikeyten Says:

    Thanx for this I would love to hear their version of Blockbuster,cheers Mikeyten

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Heard Zero years ago and loved it, nice to finally find more, thanks.

    I’d like to hear the Sweet cover too.

  5. Fantasmi Says:

    Thanks.. this is awesome..

  6. Anonymous Says:

    crazy! in comparison, listen to TOUCHED (BY THE HAND OF GOD) by NEW ORDER! Great stuff, thanks for this hidden gem (that i didn’t knew about) !

  7. Anonymous Says:

    hola me gustaria que subieras este disco otra vez porque ya no sirve el enlase, por favor, sorry I Can’t speak in English

  8. Anonymous Says:

    sorry but I can’t download this link I’ll like that you upload this cd one more time please, Bye

  9. winterwhite Says:

    128kb is better than silence, even if it does not do the original or the artist justice. Could I request the digital copies of the singles you mentioned, please? Thank you very much for all of your posts and uploads. I don’t mention appreciation often enough.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    The trash groove girls original line up for the two albums you feature were-Katinka Pakel-vocs Andrea Willert-keyboards vocs Simmone Steputat-guitar vocs! the line featuring Barbara Matzner was a less succsesful late addition!

    They were ‘assembled’ and produced by Chris Garland, who wrote all the songs and recorded at skyline studios Dusseldorf engineered by Peter Krick! (later work engineered by Bodo Staiger). Garland worked very closely with Marc Chung from Einsturzende Naubauten and Alfed Hilsber (WSFA) on TGG. There are exclent video’s however you would need to contact Herr Garland for information on these.

  11. Hello!!!

    I really love this band, pfff I love them sound It's so exiting XD

    Anyway, Can you upload the two singles?

    Please my friend

    And thanks for share your music

  12. Vielen Dank für den Upload! 🙂

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