1988 - Dr Stein EP
Recorded and mixed in Horus sound studio, Hannover, May/June 1988
Kerrang! magazine, issue July 1988:
Michael Kiske: "'Savage' and 'Livin' Ain't Not Crime' are the most extreme tracks that we recorded. When I wrote 'Savage', I was into Anthrax, and you can hear that. It was a kind of joke-song. 'Savage' is a really thrashy number, that developed from a mood. It's the same with 'Livin' Ain't Not Crime'. The record company didn't force us to write a commercial song-in fact, our label boss doesn't even like that track that much..."
MetalForces magazine, issue #8 1988:
Kai Hansen: "Michael Kiske wrote the song 'Savage' and is the most thrashy song that Helloween hav eever done. There's a funny story about this song - in a show in France we were kinda in a funny mood that day, so we were fooling around throughout the show. At some point Michael went up to the microphone and said, 'now we're gonna play a thrash song', so Ingo started hammering out this fast beat and we all just started making a lot of noise on our instruments with Michael shouting 'Savage!!'. This went on for about two minutes, and it was so funny that we said that one day we would have to write a song like that and, well, this is it. We've really just done this song for fun and to prove to ourselves that if we wanted to play thrash we could."