When five hooligans from Düren and Cologne joined together as “Mamis Lieblinge” in 1983 in order to get rid of the hippy stench of the Düren music scene of the 1970s, nobody would have expected that the struggle against Birkenstock and endless solos would be and remain of immense importance for the survival of humanity today, 26 years later. After a short intermission, “The Beaten Generation” emerged from the remaining members of “Mami’s Liebling” in the beginning of the 90s, remaining loyal, in defiance of Grunch and Axel Rose, to the idea of beat punk and lots of noise. Shortly before the breakthrough they failed due to adverse circumstances (the reasons are unfortunately unknown), leaving behind superb songs such as “Love song” and “Travel agency”. Now, in 2009, almost 16 years after the last concert of the original line-up of “The Beaten Generation”, the remaining members of the first Düren hardcore troop, Georg“Gassi“Gaspers: (bass, vocals), Kalle Olligschläger ( drums ), Ralf Meyer: ( git. , vocals ) ) and Celine Gaspers ( git. ), have joined together to continue the musical heritage of the legendary “Beaten Generation”.