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 superteens  formed in early 1991, when christoph bergmann met steffi büttner at a topless table dance bar in yokohama, japan. christoph bergmann was a farmer in new zealand before he decided to abandon all possession and start travelling around the world. for 5 years he searched wisdom and illumination but ended up as a frustrated barkeeper. steffi büttner worked as a background singer for michael jackson, diana ross or michael bolton but always wanted to become a famous solo singer.

the first official gig for the newly conceived  superteens  was may 3, 1991, at a private rooftop party in berlin. their first public show was 3 months later at the "waldbühne". weekly gigs soon followed, and within a little time, word of the band’s resourceful new sound spread like wildfire throughout europe.

on august 15, 1992,  superteens  released its first album. it debuted on US college charts as the highest independent entry, and went on to be certified gold by the RIAA. with tours covering north and south america, australia, russia and east asia the fan base grew at an incredible rate. by the fall of 1994, when the band returned to the studio to record its next album, its debut album had been certified four times platinum by the RIAA.  superteens  second album was released on november 30, 1994, and debuted at number one on the billboard 100 chart and was claimed to be "the most important album of the century". two more albums were released in 1995 and 1996, both with skyrocketing sales of more than 200 million copies each.

but this overwhelming success led to crisis. the next album was plagued by problems in its recording. studio musicians were sacked or replaced, christoph bergmann had urgent drug-abuse treatment and steffi büttner broke her arm twice. bob clearmountain, co-producer of the album said later: "in the end we were lucky nobody died."  superteens  finally split in 1998 after seven eventful and extremely successful years.



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