The Shanes were formed in 1991 in Trier, Germany. The musical affects that they plopped up for grabs constituted a broad and occasionally dissimilar selection of Irish and Eastern Western european folk, country, rock and roll, punk, and French chansons. Collectively, when impregnated using a polka defeat, the Shanes carved a genuine niche market in the German indie picture. The word “hardpolka” was coined to spell it out their design. In 1992, their debut record Songs in the Urban Nation Hell was documented on the shoestring spending budget. It boasted Tom Rebmann’s wall structure of accordion audio and business lead vocalist Martin Schummelfeder, who resembles a far more articulate Shane MacGowan. Just as essential is certainly fiddler Pascal Schubbe, who skillfully uses their various affects into a even punk-polka/gypsy design. Their lineup continued to be relatively stable through the entire ensuing recordings apart from drummers who emerged and proceeded to go with regularity. Polka Hard premiered in 1993 as well as the EP NOWADAYS in 1995. Hungarian songwriter and individual privileges activist Benito von Gruenau installed using the Shanes in 1996 plus they documented Budapest Periods and 96M Record. After a three calendar year hiatus, The Haunted Home of Polka was documented in 1999, which include, among their several original items, hardpolka renditions of Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill” and Edith Piaf’s “Padam Padam.” That recording was finally released in early 2001.