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Thirsty Moon


Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.76 | 22 ratings

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2 stars Blitz is a totally instrumental production, realized by two left over members of the original line-up after the band split in 1974.

Norbert Drogies- drums, bass Jürgen Drogies - guitar,keyboards

All instruments on the recordings where played by the two alone and that is what you hear. There is no fresh live-feeling as on the "Thirsty Moon" and "You'll never come back" productions. Now it is a quite calm and sometimes lengthy adventure. No Crowdrock anymore! No polyrythms just straight 4-bar feeling. Instead of jazzy and sometimes unmetric grooves just simple rock-beats. No sophisticated vocal-arrangements or instrument tunes, just simple rock and bare folk melodies. Sometimes you get the feeling: this might be music composed for children?!

On later albums the brothers Drogies&Drogies hired studio musicians for the rest of the part, maybe as they noticed, there is a lack of human touch and Crowd (Kraut).

Among collectors the first two releases are the most sought after, the second "You'll never come back" as the most wanted. It is listed under the "The Krautrock top 100" in Steve and Allan Freeman's book "the crack in the cosmic egg" ISBN 0-9529506-0-X Gr-Britain 1999 The first two albums received the highest critical acclaim and are considered classics in the Krautrock genre. On Ebay auctions the second "You'll never come back" reaches up with prices over $130 (2004) as it seems the most complex representation of the band , as the line up still consist of the original core members.

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