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Amon Düül



3.74 | 18 ratings

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4 stars The British Amon Düül were formed by bass player Dave Anderson (who had played on the first albums of Amon Düül 2 and went to join Hawkwind after Yeti; he is the "Hawk" mentioned in the album title) and John Weinzierl, one of the guitar players of Amon Düül 2 (the "Penguin"). The album contains only 2 long tracks, one of them split into 2 halves on the original vinyl because of being overly long; on CD the 2 parts of that long track have been fused, and there is no pause at all. There is a lot of wild improvisation going on here, and it takes some time before they rock off, but when they do they really rock! Only one short passage seems to be composed, but it follows a long improvisational part. The album is very much like early Krautrock, although it was recorded about 10 years later. Anyone who loves the free-form improvisations of early Krautrock (the Cosmic Jokers come to my mind) should love this album too; others beware! This is some freaky and atonal stuff and may be boring or "just noise" for some. But I think it is an excellent addition to any prog- rock collection, therefore I give it 4 stars.
BaldJean | 4/5 |


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