"'I mean, we didn't all get the huge villas on the Mügglesee like the Puhdys, but I can look at myself in the the mirror in the morning and say, Klaus, you did all right."

The Puhdys were also a rock band from East Germany but, unlike Klaus Renft, they enjoyed significant success outside the GDR and were in fact the first East German band allowed to tour the West. This success is partly attributable to the fact that they agreed to restrict themselves to singing in the German language, and to making no political references whatsoever in their music.

A performance of Wenn ein Mensch Lebt (If Someone Lives) from 1977: