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Amon Düül II



3.45 | 102 ratings

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5 stars Probably AD2's most underrated album -- it's a conceptual song-cycle about "German history" more or less. There are a lot of very memorable tunes here (personally my favorite is "Wide Angle" sung by the awesome Renate Knaup, who is Germany's answer to Grace Slick.) I also appreciate the variety of instrumentation, from the Floyd-style electronic sounds that bridge some of the songs, to the folk-like "Emigrant Song" which is the only "krautrock" song ever with a banjo!!! ("Zee krauts are komink to zee ooo-ess- ahh!!") The only tune that approaches the trancerock classic "kraut" style is "La Krautoma", which is just the traditional tune "La Paloma" delivered kraut-style. Also includes a jokey interview with Adolf Hitler (which apparently is what made this LP very controversial, and partly explains why it was reissued with half the songs -- including the Hitler bit -- cut out.)

I think this is a very important record from the 70's Kraut era, absolutely unique among the Amon Duul II catalog, and for that matter there is not much else to compare it to by anyone else either. Superb!

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