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Guru Guru



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I for one feel that GURU GURU's first three albums are essential for Krautrock fans. Oh the album cover is one of a kind. It's a picture of some guys backside with the words "Guru Guru" painted across his ass. And believe me there's no doubt it's a guy. My God ! What were they thinking ! Haha. Conny plank is on board working his magic as the engineer.

"Electric Junk" goes from freaky to heavy fairly quickly as Mani says "Electric junk". Nice bass and drum work as the guitar plays over top. Chaos 2 1/2 minutes in then it settles right down as spoken words come in. It kicks back in around 4 minutes but it's not as heavy as earlier, although I love the guitar. It calms down again before 7 minutes and is very psychedelic. It kicks back in before 9 minutes. Now this is heavy. "The Meaning Of Meaning" is psychedelic and spaced out early until drums, bass and guitar start to lead the way out of Loonyville after 2 minutes. Amazing sound here. Vocals after 4 minutes and it's building a minute later as the guitar lights it up. It settles after 7 minutes but not for long. Incredible track ! The guitar is just ripping it up 11 minutes in.

"Bo Diddley" starts with outbursts of instrumental music with Mani shouting "Bo Diddley" each time. It then settles into a great groove. I'm trippin'. Can't get enough of this as they just jam. Mani shouts out "Bo Diddley" a couple of more times. It speeds up after 9 minutes to the end. "Space Ship" is certainly spacey to open. A beat comes in after 2 minutes. A great sound follows as guitar and bass join in. It then turns spacey and psychedelic as the beat stops. After 7 minutes the drums, bass and guitar return and it's building. A powerful soundscape comes in before 9 minutes and swallows up the guitar, bass and drums, and it continues to be spacey to the end.

This is one of those albums I get excited about playing. Classic Krautrock !

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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