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2.58 | 28 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars In the late Seventies and early Eighties I bough a lot of German progrock albums. This live LP has a fold out cover and the inner sleeves contain many live pictures that showcases the great atmosphere during the concerts, Grobschnitt were a amazing blend of progrock, theatre (masks, costumes) and humor, very unique!

On this album you can enjoy that humor from the very first moment but I'm afraid that only German, Austrian, Swiss and Dutch can understand that humor. They are very cynical about the impact from Coca Cola (a long and funny conversation in German on "Coke-Train-Show") and the awful 'music' from the Village People (during the song "A.C.Y.M" they sing that 'only a dead Village People is a good Village People...'!). The music on this live album is a blend of pop, rock and symphonic, ranging from mellow featuring the Mellotron or romantic pop to prog 'n' roll with fiery electric guitar and powerful organ. Very original is the track "Wuppertal punk": a swinging rhythm, a funny introduction of all the band members and a strong guitar solo, accompanied by Fender Rhodes piano. And in "Waldeslied" you hear duo-acoustic guitarplay, this sounds very warm. The highlight is a wonderful and strong 16 minutes version from their magnum opus "Rockpommel's land", in fact this is the only part of this album that contains the great progrock sound from the Seventies.

Although this is a good live album, I prefer their more symphonic sounding "Solar music live".

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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