Set up in 1969 this Dutch/ German group toured with The Pretty Things, Ekseption, Neu, Wind, Jane etc. This album was recorded in 1972 and covers all bases! It has mellow prog jazz touches like Soft Machine, Caravan etc. blended with lengthy instrumental acidic jams featuring sax, flute driving percussion as well as effect laden mayhem and some biting wah wah fuzz guitar that is reminiscent of Faust ! . Experimental stuff. Highly rated by the writers of Crack In the Cosmic Egg.
Originally released in 1968 this is the first album from one of Germany's finest psychedelic pop bands.Catchy songs with really intelligent arrangements, and harmony vocals make this a must for psychedelic pop lovers. Digitally remastered it contains 4 bonus tracks and a fully informative booklet detailing all foreign sleeves and a history of the band. Produced by Giorgio Moroder (of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" fame)
1969 album recorded by band also known as Die Anderen which is once again is full of excellent harmony laden psychedelic pop with lush production from Giorgio Moroder (the brains behind Donna Summer's "I Feel Love") .The band had started to experiment more on this their second album as the opening 6 minute track "Life is Your Profession" showed.The whole album is obviously influenced by the more stoned end of the Beatles. Detailed booklet rounds of this interesting German outfit.
Often regarded as Blossom Toes 3rd LP, this is in fact one of the most underrated albums of the early Seventies (and indeed, the first re-release of the album on Vinyl on Decal in 1989 was credited to Blossom Toes 70). Brian Godding, Brian Belshaw and Kevin Westlake showed again their great talent to create songs beside the mainstream but always melodious and with clever lyrics. Great guitar work by Godding and impressive vocals dominate the music, and the guests include, among others, Julie Driscoll and Mick Taylor. Released for the first time on CD, the album has been digitally remastered and now has a greatly improved sound. It also comes with comprehensive booklet including full band story, lyrics and photos never seen before. 2 Bonus tracks. Very highly recommended!
Originally released on the UK -label SAGA in 1968, this first album by German band which consists of psychedelic beat/pop music with a touch of Mothers of Invention type satire and some progressive touches. Strong vocals, guitars and organs (hammond). Comes with 2 bonus tracks and extensive booklet. Not to be confused with the Blackbyrds.
Reissue of 2nd album originally released in 1971 with complete new line up except for singer and guitarist. On this album they adopted a poetic progressive style with long tracks characteristic for the early 70's progressive music. Comes with 2 bonus tracks. Not to be confused with jazz-funk fusion aggregation of similar name.
180 gram vinyl pressing of the German bands 2nd album originally released in 1971 with complete new line up except for singer and guitarist. On this album they adopted a poetic progressive style with long tracks characteristic for the early 70's progressive music. Comes with 2 bonus tracks. Not to be confused with jazz-funk fusion aggregation of similar name.Pressed with insert and 1 Bonustrack.
Re-issue of this 1971 Danish pop rock album from Blast Furnace (who later mutated into Culpeper's Orchard). Like a hybrid of The Pretty Things, Beatles & Jethro Tull, this album rocks with great guitar lines over hammond organ and flute. A must for fans of any of the above-mentioned groups. CD comes with a bonus track.
Great eponymous album ( originally released 1971) from this obscure band based in Denmark. This is one of the best Danish albums, now for the first time released on LP from the original master tape, remastered in super-bit-mapping sound quality. Brilliant song writing in the tradition of The Beatles, Jethro Tull and Pretty Things (during their fertile period from 1968-1970), which sadly never achieved much commercial success- like many of the best records! Blast Furnace never specialised in excessive, long instrumental widdling like some of their contemporaries: rather, they played superb hard-progressive rock with real strong guitar flashes, wild vocals and razor-sharp instrumental breaks balanced between electric guitar, Hammond organ and flute. The lineup was: Arne Würgler (pre PAN) on bass and cello , Niels Vangkilde (guitar), Thor Backhausen (organ/ flute) and Tom Mc Evan (lead vocals/drums)- if you find these names familiar, that's because they all later joined Culpepper's Orchard. Same tracklisting and bonus as the CD version.
After The Nice had split at the end of 1969, drummer Brian Davison founded his own band Every Which Way in spring 1970. Beside Brian Davison, singer Graham Bell (Skip Bifferty, Bell & Arc) mainly characterized the band’s music. They played a rather meditative and hypnotized sound with strong vocals and fine guitar and sax playing. The one and only album of the band, original released in Autumn 1970, is a very fascinating affair to relax by as well as to feel thrilled. Comes with comprehensive booklet including liner notes by Brian Davison. Highly recommended.
Recorded live as session for the German radio station SWF in 1970 Coupla Prog recorded this progressive pop opera. It has some absolutely fine organ work and some great songs and is a rather tasty find for those who crave their German underground sounds.
More German radio session from the early Seventies (1970-1972). This bunch of Teutonic hopefuls played a strange blend of blues rock and classically influenced symphonic music. It doesn't always work perfectly, but there are some excellent passages included on this disc. Nice find....
Originally released in 1970 on Polydor. This is a great early example of German heavy psychedelic rock, akin to early Tomorrow's Gift and The Doors as a rock critic mentioned in a review in Sounds (Germany 4/71). Clever German lyrics and music which touches your brain and also gets under your skin. 13 excellent tracks (including 2 bonus tracks), digitally remastered from the original tapes and has a fully informative booklet including lyrics, photos, liner notes from original band member Peter Randl (Joe Mubare).Great stuff!
This CD contains further studio recordings from 1969-1971 + 2 live tracks. The music is a gradual progression from short psychedelic jams through to longer more structured symphonic Krautrock pieces. It contains some fine cover versions- amongst others Tull's "Dharma For One" (11:00 minutes), the Spencer Davis Group's "I’m A Man" and lost studio-LP track "TAC Beiersdorf" (never officially released). 75 minutes, great stuff!
Early Seventies sessions from the German band who later evolved into Brainstorm. This collection shows a gradual progression from short psychedelic jams through to longer more structured symphonic Krautrock pieces that improvise on a central theme in a jazzy style. Killer stuff and some of the best Kraut Rock recently unearthed…
Psychedelic rock project of well known musicians from Munich's underground rock scene. Paul Vincent and Keith Forsey (of Amon Düül II, Doldingers Motherhood etc.) joined up with top English session musicians Rick Kemp and Pete Wood,and recorded this in 1971 at London's Trident Studios. Influenced by Syd's Pink Floyd and touches of the Beatles "A Day In The Life" the tracks show the great talent of songwriter Paul Vincent, an accessible blend of psychedelic and progressive styles. Great and highly recommended album with one bonus track, informative booklet, digitally remastered from the original tapes by Paul Vincent himself.
Second full length album from this interesting German band who recorded a highly inventive mixture of melodic rock, acid rock and progressive music during their career. Finely crafted with Beatles like melodies and quality production this second album from 1973 has a strong American rural feel with gentle melodies and steel guitar work. The tribute to Tolkien entitled "The Dark Lord" is of particular note. Good album.
CD reissue of the 1971 double LP by this German band who drew from various '70's rock styles to create a quality album tinged with late '60's psychedelia and early '70's progressive rock. Song based with acoustic and electric instrumentation it includes the epic 17 minute "A Soldiers Songbook" loaded with fuzz guitars, flute etc. Official reissue with fully informed booklet.....Great album.
1976 album from German band responsible for Catch A Singing Bird In The Road. Catchy melodies (reminiscent of Big Star) over prog like song structures with psychy guitars and even country-tinged slide guitars. Tracks include "Old Mexico", "Suicide Road" (the theme to Wim Wenders' film Kings Of The Road) and ten others.
Soundtracks by the '70's German band made for Wim Wenders movie "Kings of the Roads" and Erwin Keusch's "Das Brot Des Backers" & "Soweit das Auge reicht". All in 21 tracks including 2 bonus cuts. Mainly instrumental the songs show great emotion with the bands usual mastery of '70's rock with a melodic rural feel. Digitally re-mastered from the original mastertapes with an extensive booklet.
The 5th CD of Nuremberg's finest (and one of Germany's greatest) and contains their early singles, soundtracks to films and TV productions including a lot of previously unreleased tracks. This great collection of songs is influenced by the beat era and the psychedelic music of the late 60's. Funny and competent lyrics combined with fresh and well played music show the great talent of this band. Excellent sound quality throughout and includes an informative booklet. Highly recommended.
6 CD-collection housed in gatefold LP-sized cover by the diverse German rock band who's albums have become much sought after. This set includes all the 5 previously released CD albums + 1 bonus CD called "Belle Cantos, Ezra Pound Revisited' with music the band recorded in 1969 for Bavarian Radio with heavy fuzz guitar and moog. Improved Sound Limited were inspired by the Beatles, and the Byrds, in that they were always trying to create the perfect song with occasional psychedelic and progressive influences. The CD set comes with a LP-sized 64 page full coloured booklet with additional artwork, liner notes and photos
Originally released 1969 on Verve this is a truly lost jewel, released for the first time on CD. Joe Beck (briefly the guitarist with Tim Hardin's band,) is one of the most famous jazz guitar players of the 60's and he recorded this album with fellow Donald McDonald on drums and -amongst various guest musicians - Danny Whitten, guitar player of Crazy Horse before they worked together with Neil Young. On this album Beck, influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, created a song-oriented psychedelic rock style with slightly jazz influences showing his remarkable guitar skills, including some fine Wah-Wah treatments. Really great stuff. CD comes with informative booklet. Highly recommended.
Beck (briefly the guitarist in Tim Hardin's band) made this album with famous Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. It's comparable to John Berberian's Middle Eastern rock ensemble in that it mixes acid rock with a traditional ethnic music style to stunning effect. A great mixture of authentic traditional Flamenco, and psychedelic progressive blues flavoured west coast rock. The backing band features amongst others Donald Mac Donald on drums, Warren Bernhardt organ and Tony Levin on bass. This is an album for those, who are willing to look over the edges of their progressive and psychedelic horizon. Great guitar playing (lots of electric and acoustic guitars) all over. Unique and hypnotizing! Originally released in 1970 and for the first time on CD. Digitally remastered from the mastertape.One of the best LONGHAIR-releases!! Comes with informative booklet.
A new name for us on the Seventies krautrock scene, this Offenbach group here play some fine and heavy, mainly instrumental, progressive rock with rippling, flowing guitar, violin and male female/vocals. Recorded between 1972 and 1974, for this German Radio Station this is a Kraut rock find of the century so far....
Great album! Imagine the best of Neu and Kraftwerk combined! Improvised jazzy electronic rock with delays, flutes, electric guitars percussion etc. etc. One of the best early '70s Kraut Rock albums we have heard for a while..... Really excellent!
This CD is the first in a series of live-recordings by the great German band Kollektiv who recorded between 1973-1978, and who will appeal particularly to those who love experimental progressive rock German music. This live appearance on stage brings out their musical genius. Whilst the CD "SWF-Sessions", is impressive proof how well the band were able to play live the recordings were not actually a live concert, as they were recorded in the SWF studio under live conditions. The results are pure free improvisation.
Along with Kraftwerk and Neu! Kollektiv (who only made one superb album) can be regarded as one of the best bands that came out of the Kraut rock scene of the early '70's. Like Neu! and Kraftwerk they were genuinely experimental and original and this stunning radio session from 1973 captures them at their flowing improvisational peak. Sheer brilliance ! If you like Neu! You need this....
This was the German band's only album from 1971(originally released on CBS) and is a mix of Leafhound & the James Gang with melodic quiet short instrumental tracks which crop up throughout the album. The tempo of the opening cut is fantastic with time changes all over the place.Pure underground rock which occasionally hints at psychedelia.This release contains three bonus tracks which were not on the original album.
On this eponymous album the band link pop and progressive elements with some tracks being short pop numbers of 3 minutes like "Find Your Way" and others like the 9 minute epic "Man In History" with tripped out vocals and swirling keyboards and fuzz guitars make this a classic German progressive album from 1973. As a bonus 3 tracks from the unreleased 2nd album are included. Well worth investigation.
Originally released on MPS in 1969. This is a truly jewel for all progressive music enthusiastics. Ahead of its time the album is an eclectic mixture of beat, psychedelia and little hints of jazz rock.You could compare it to the debut of Burnin' Red Ivanhoe.The14 minute title track Maxwells Street sounds like a continuation of the Rolling Stones' Their Satanic Majesties Requests. Lars Bisgaard and Bent Hesselmann later played with the Rainbow Band. Comes with bonus tracks, informative booklet with liner notes by original band member Bent Hesselmann and has been digitally remastered from the original tapes. Highly recommended!
1970 album from this Dutch progressive outfit who had psychedelic leanings. Could be compared to Colosseum with frantic sax and fuzz guitar riffs. Comes complete with informative booklet and from the original masters
1972 album from this Dutch progressive outfit which is once again chocked full of frantic sax and fuzz guitar riffing. The album did show a refined mood at certain times compared to the first outing. Contains 5 bonus tracks that were non-album 7" tracks and outtakes.
Amazingly underrated French neo-psychedelic band. Arised from the ashes of The Heretic Dreams Murder in the Cathedral was found in the beginning of the 90's by Brothers Stephane (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Pascal Moru (bass, keyboards) and drummer Gilles Lepron. Influenced by new groups like Plasticland, Prisoners and in the tradition of 13th Floor Elevator, Chocolate Watchband or Plastic Cloud, the boys tried to create their own sound. Their first eponymous album (entired as Bonusalbum on this CD), released in 1996, shows a mixture of guitar-oriented neo-psyche in the vein of Plastic Cloud, Morgen and Grateful Dead. It consists of 8 titles, instrumental pieces alternating with vocal (sung in English) ones. It was very positively received in the neo-psychedelic underground and the limited edition of 500 was sold out within a few months. 2nd album "Afraid of." saw the light of day in 1999. Now the music is much more structured and contains less jam-like passages. According to the reviewers the crucial sound influences rage from the Byrds to Bevis Frond, combing the San Francisco acid sound of the 60ties with oriental sounds. Again the album (limited edition of 500) was sold out within a few months. All titles are digitally remastered from original tape. Booklet comes with extensive personal linernotes by guitar player and singer Stephane Moru including rare and unseen photos.
New archive release from German rock/prog/psychedelic four piece My Solid Ground. Contains four studio tracks recorded in 1971 (just after the release of their classic album) and seven tracks recorded in 2001. Reminiscent of Guru Guru and Pink Floyd this is more psych than kraut with wild acid guitar and organ over a driving rhythm section. The recent tracks sound as if they never went away - and we're all glad they're back!
This live concert from September 1971 is an impressive documentation of ODIN during the bands identification process. ODIN, well-known because of their album on Vertigo. Founded in summer 1971, ODIN played, beside their own material, covers of Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Neil Young and others. On this CD you have Neil Young titles such as 'Ohio' and 'Cinammon Girl' King Crimsons classic '21th Century Schizoid Man' Zappa's 'Oh No' and 'Peaches En Regalia' special ODIN versions. Also, ODINs 'Silver Dollar' a 20-minutes long epic (not on the album and not on the CD "SWF SESSION 1973"). A breath-taking concert by top-flight soloists with an insatiable musical appetite, remarkable power and instrumental virtuosity. Digitally remastered from original tape. Booklet comes with personal liner notes by bandleader Jeff Beer and a lot of rare and previous unseen photos, ca. 70 minutes. A must for all lovers of the genre!
CD-Reissue of German/English/Dutch outfit ODIN. Their one and only album on famous German label Vertigo, originally released in 1972, is a truly gem of the golden age of Progressive Rock. Four excellent musicians show their great talent, especially organ player Jeff Beer and guitarist Rob Terstall, driven by great rhythm section Ray Brown on bass and drummer Stuart Fordham. The albums highlight is opening track "Life is only". This is an absolutely great 12-minutes number with raging, dissonant Hammond B-3 work, refined song constructions and very good guitar and vocal work. Another highlight is a 8-minutes version of Quartermass classic "Gemini" with features also a long and impressive B-3 organ solo. "Clown" closes the original album out with some heavy instrumental firepower from Jeff Beer keyboards and strong vocals. Bonustrack is a 14-minutes live version of Frank Zappas "Oh No" with an impressive drum-solo by Stuart Fordham. CD comes with a comprehensive booklet including personal liner notes by Ray Brown, press reviews and lot of rare photos. Hot stuff and highly recommended.
Founded in summer 1971 in Germany by German organ player Jeff Beer, Dutch guitarist Rob Terstall and English bass player Ray Brown and drummer Stuart Fordham. This is high level guitar and organ dominated progressive rock. After the release of thier one and only album on Vertigo in 1972, ODIN were invited by German radio SWF to produce 4 titles for a radio show in February 1973. A 12-minutes version of "Live is only" and a 11-minutes version of the Zappa composition "King Kong" are fine examples for ODIN's terrific musicianship. "Oh no" (6:30) and the Terstall composition "Turnpike lane" make the radio recording session complete. In addition to the radio recordings there is a bonus track from a concert in autumn 1971 titled "Make up your mind" (13:10) which is an impressive example of the bands early works. All titles are digitally remastered. The booklet contains a comprehensive band history with a lot of rare photos.
Official reissue of this fine album from 1971 by the Swiss band. As the name suggests there are plenty of psychedelic West Coast influences here and the keyboard work is reminiscent of Procol Harum. This reissue comes complete with three extra bonus tracks and a detailed booklet.
The eponymous album of the highly recommended Danish Rainbow Band (who later became the equally good Midnight Sun) was recorded in 1970 and is very much like Wig Wam with lengthy tracks such as "Living on the Hill" which have amazing instrumental passages and stunning fluid, guitar work from Peer Frost. In places the band owe more to West Coast bands with flashes of It's a Beautiful Day or Sons Of Champlin without the brass. The album contains an excellent informative booklet and 7 bonus tracks not on the original release.
Reissue for first time on CD of the lost 3rd album by this great '70's German outfit. It contains material from 1972 planned to be released as their 3rd album, but before a record deal took place the band split up. Musically in the vein of Phallobst'. 2 Long tracks over 12 minutes mixed with some shorter oriented tracks make this an great addition the bands other releases. CD comes with lots of bonus tracks and informative booklet.
In original sleeve artwork this is a reissue of the bands debut killer album from late 69. Excellent German prog recorded live in the studio with flute, guitar keyboards etc.Largely instrumental raw edged progressive rock and a few surprises chucked in.Informative booklet and bonus tracks making up more than 70 minutes of music.
The 1st album "Weiss der Teufel" (1971) has gradually gained legendary status. All tracks were recorded live in the studio, resulting in a raw and unpolished sound. The side-long title track developed into a very twisted and frenetic flute solo! Some people regard this track as one of the finest moments of German rock. "Weiss der Teufel" is a great album, typifying the raw-edged, largely instrumental early progressive rock. Here it comes with original album sleeve cover art. Officially reissue of famose first Rufus Zuphal LP with insert.
Originally released in the beginning of 1971, this extremely rare and terrific album is now available for the first time on CD. These six lads from Cologne, Germany played a fine sort of pop music with psychedelic influences similar to the groups on the "Great British Psychedelic Trip", Vol. 1-3 Compilations. Gentle melodies, excellent harmony vocals and rich instrumentation (including fuzz-guitar, flute, organ and occasionally orchestrations) show the musicians' great talent and call to mind certain artists later collected on 'Rubble', such as the Poets, Kinsmen or the 3am. After The Singing End called it a day, a few members founded Tanned Leather and recorded two albums and a few 7" on the famous Harvest label. In the late seventies, bandleader and composer Rainer Pietsch even scored arrangements for Queen and ELO! The CD contains both sides of the first non-LP 7" as bonus tracks and comes with comprehensive booklet.
Excellent 1971 album of German heavy psychedelic rock with an Americana West Coast edge, that in places is reminiscent of Quicksilver / Dead/ Airplane. Highlight of the album is the 11 minute title track 'Trip Away' a real journey of innovative rock. Informative booklet and remastered from orignal tapes.
3rd album, originally recorded in 1974, released early 1975 on famous German label BRAIN. All instruments were played by Band founders Jn and Norbert Drogies. The album is far away considered as a solo album, the Drogies-Brothers created a truly "band-sound" following the traces of the first two albums but without the jazz-influence. The sound on "Blitz" is more rock-oriented added with electronic loops and synthesizer playing, still based on great guitar playing and varied drum playing. "Blitz" still contained many unmistakable elements typical of Thirsty Moon. For the first time released an CD remastered form mastertape, it comes with three bonustracks including one "Blitz" recording session outtake and both titles of 1977 released 7" Ill sing your song / Caught. With 12 pages booklet, never seen before photos and liner notes by bandleader Jn Drogies.
Released for the first time this is a recording of a concert Thirsty Moon gave on 29th May 1975 in their hometown Bremen, Germany. The program shows titles from the beginning of the band and new tracks neither released on an album before nor after the concert. The band, now as a four piece, played for their life dominated by guitar and keyboard playing. Improvisation on old titles and new songs show the band at it's best. The original tape was restored and the sound is surprisingly good. Comes with fully coloured 12 pages booklet, never seen before photos and liner notes by Jn Drogies.
Here’s the reissue of a true gem from German progressive rock history. This seven man band combined the spontaneous elements of jazz with the power of and rhythm of rock, which resulted in an exciting and pretty much unique style. This album, originally released in 1972 by Brain Records, is recommended to all fans of the genre! With linernotes by member Jürgen Drogies and digitally remastered from the original mastertapes.
The second album by Thirsty Moon by some is regarded even higher than the debut. On this 1973 release Thirsty Moon took their style, acid-rock in jazz-rock format, in new directions, with a sound becoming a mirror ball of images. Comes with special 12 minute bonus track and liner notes by member Jürgen Drogies and digitally remastered from the original mastertapes.
Originally released in 1971 on Philips. This sole album of the Hamburg six piece is a crossover of progressive and jazz rock, notably with influences as wide-ranging as Blodwyn Pig (two covers as bonus tracks) and Curved Air. Long jams by highly talented musicians, all blending into an unique sound with the distinct spirit of krautrock. Over 25 minutes bonus material, digitally remastered and with informative booklet.
Originally released in 1969 on famous German Label MPS The Oimelspresented Dauner & Co. in a very different light, as a psychedelic pop band. Full of surprises, it even concluded a version of the Beatles 'A Day In The Life' alongside twisted pop, beat music and ethnic music. Over-the-top fuzz guitars, one primal punky stomper and sitar-drenched lounge freakouts are the order of the day. Truly superior stuff. Great guitar work from Siggi Schwab. An outstanding album, you cant ignore. Highly recommended.