Pink Cream 69: Games People Play-1993.

Pink Cream 69 is a German hard rock/heavy metal band founded in 1987 in KarlsruheGermany by Andi DerisDennis WardKosta Zafiriou and Alfred Koffler. The band gained their first contract by winning music magazine Metal Hammer ‘s newcomer competition in Ludwigsburg one year after forming. In 1994, Andi Deris left the band to join German power metal band Helloween. He was replaced by British singer David Readman.

The band, often referred to as The Pinkies, became a five-piece in 2003, when Uwe Reitenauer was hired to support neuropathic guitar player Alfred Koffler.

On 5 March 2012 it was announced that drummer Kosta Zafiriou had left the band, due to his various activities as a manager at the company Bottom Row and as the drummer and manager of the new band Unisonic, which also features Dennis Ward. He was replaced by the band’s good friend and longtime drum tech Chris Schmidt, who has previously played with Sunstorm project (along with Dennis Ward and Uwe Reitenauer), Harry Hess’ FIRST SIGNAL and more.[1]

On 2019 and 2020, respectively, bassist Dennis Ward and guitarist Uwe Reitenauer announced their departure from the band. They were soon replaced by Roman Beselt (Sons of Sounds) and Marco Wriedt (21 Octayne, Arc Of Light, Axxis).[2]


One Step into ParadiseSingle1989 
Pink Cream 69Full-length1989
Close Your EyesSingle1990 
Do You Like It like ThatSingle1991 
White Men Do No ReggaeSingle1991 
One Size Fits AllFull-length1991
Size It Up: Live in Japan ’92Video1992 
Face in the MirrorSingle1993 
Keep Your Eye on the TwistedSingle1993 
Somedays I SailSingle1993 
Games People PlayFull-length1993 
20th Century BoySingle1995 
Only the GoodSingle1995 
Food for ThoughtFull-length1997
LiveLive album1997 
Sonic DynamiteFull-length2000
Pink Cream 69’s MixeryEP2000 
Platinum EditionBoxed set2004 
Live in KarlsruheLive album2009 
Past & PresentVideo2009 
Alfred Koffler
Guitars (1987-present)
See also: D.C. Cooper, ex-Missa Mercuria
David Readman
Vocals (1994-present)
See also: David ReadmanDelanyTank, ex-Missa Mercuria, Immunity for the Masses, Natural Born Machine, Pendulum of Fortune, Room Experience, Voodoo Circle, ex-Almanac, ex-Adagio
Chris Schmidt
Drums (2012-present)
See also: ex-Sunstorm, ex-First Signal
Roman “Morales” Beselt
Bass (2020-present)
See also: Sons of Sounds
Marco Wriedt
Guitars (2020-present)
See also: 21 Octayne, The Arc of Light, ex-Axxis

Past Members:

Dennis WardBass (1987-2019)
See also: PanoramaPlace VendomeGus G. (live), D.C. Cooper, ex-Missa Mercuria, ex-Unisonic, Khymera, Magnum, ex-Bob Catley, ex-Dezperadoz, ex-Sunstorm, ex-Wicked Sensation, ex-First Signal
Kosta ZafiriouDrums (1987-2012)
See also: ex-Place Vendome, ex-Krokus (live), ex-D.C. Cooper, ex-Kymera, ex-Unisonic, ex-Redline
Andi DerisVocals (1987-1993)
See also: Andi Deris and the Bad BankersHelloween, ex-Kymera, ex-Dragon, ex-Nameless, ex-Paranoid
Doogie WhiteVocals (1994)
See also: EmpireMichael Schenker FestMichael Schenker’s Temple of Rock, ex-CornerstoneAlcatrazz, La Paz, Long Shadows Dawn, Michael Schenker Group, ex-John Steel, ex-Rainbow, ex-Tank, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Balance of Power, ex-Chain, ex-Demon’s Eye, ex-Midnight Blue, ex-Nikolo Kotzev’s Nostradamus, ex-Praying Mantis
Uwe ReitenauerGuitars (2007-2020)
See also: Place Vendome, ex-Sunstorm

One thought on “Pink Cream 69: Games People Play-1993.

    Epic Records
    Melodic Hard Rock
    14 songs (56:44)
    Release year: 1993
    Pink Cream 69, Epic Records
    Reviewed by Ben
    Archive review
    To most people Pink Cream 69 is known as Andi Deris’ old band. I will admit though when Andi left PC 69 after this album to join Helloween it was the best thing to happen to both bands. Andi brought new life to Helloween and his replacement David Readman was responsible for PC 69’s most succesful albums in the late 90’s. When Andi was in PC 69 though it was a fun party rock band that is comparable to a German Van Halen, you could put any of the early discs, Pink Cream 69, One Size Fits All, and Games People Play on and just have a damn good time while listening to em.

    Games People Play is a more serious album than previous works. While there are the typical PC 69 songs like Till You’re Mine and ballads like Don’t Let it All Come Down there are songs like Face in the Mirror about drug abuse and the wonderful Somedays I Sail about being with friends and kicking back and enjoying life to its fullest. Shattered and the above mentioned Till You’re Mine are two of the best cuts from this album. Both songs are meant to be played LOUD. While this album is fairly decent there is some albeit little amount of, filler. Tracks like Still Alive and Dyin’ Century are easily forgettable while more killer songs like Keep Your Eye On the Twisted ( a bass driven rocker about keeping your eye out for stupid people in the world that is still played live today) and the AWESOME bonus track A Good Waste of Time keep your attention for the rest of the album.

    PC 69 might not be every listeners cup of tea however, you won’t find high speed double bass, majestic keyboards, or lightning fast dual guitar harmonies, instead you’ll find well played melodies, catchy songs, and the totally unique voice of Andi Deris that all come together to form a fine platter of Melodic Hard Rock. If you like bands such as Bonfire, Pretty Maids, or Axxis, it’s safe to say you’ll like Pink Cream 69.


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