There are at least two bands with the name Rantanplan:
1. A ska punk band from Germany
2. A psychobilly band. 1. The German ska punk band was founded by Meissner and Bustorff in autumn 1995 modelled on Bands like Operation Ivy and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. They immediately decided to sing only in German because Bustorffs English was not that good and he had problems pronouncing the "th". Shortly before that Schottstedt and Meissner played in a Hardcore-Band which kind of emulated the New York style of some bands (like Pantera) at that time.