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PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND

Amon Düül

 

Krautrock

2.27 | 43 ratings

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Dobermensch
3 stars Krautrock's most hated and despised band. This is mayhem, tuneless drivel by a bunch of wasted hippies, and it sounds great!

A definite 'love it or hate it' album for most folk.

There's not much in the way of music going on. Somebody unwisely handed out a few sets of bongos and guitars to these guys without realising what the repercussions would be. There's a few cut up tapes thrown in willy nilly which contributes to the oddness of this album. You could be mistaken for thinking that you're hearing the 'Bismarck' docking at Kiel.

Honestly... 'Psychedelic Underground' sounds like a cow in labour. You're ears will be melted off by this buttock clenching squonck fest. The palms of my hands were bleeding by the time I got through this - after my fists clenched tighter and tighter until my knuckles were a shade of ghastly white...

And yet... Each time I hear this album something new pops out. Amidst the dodgy production and lack of musicianship, there's something that clicks. Something tribal, something pure, something beautiful in the ugliest of ways.

Close to a 4 star - but reason dictates a 3.

Dobermensch | 3/5 |

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