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Floh De Cologne



3.15 | 24 ratings

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4 stars Floh de Cologne's second record "Fliessbandbaby's Beat-Show" from 1970 is a strange album which craves an open minded listener to be enjoyed by. This is classified Krautrock, a genre I'm not convinced in but this form of music is great. It's easy to relate it to the left wing socialist music genre "progg" in seventies' Sweden which I am found of. I don't know so much German but they are singing(well...) about politics all the time, about the workers and about the first against the capitalist bastards. The musicians on this disc are Hansi Franchi(drums), Dieter Klemm(vocals), Gerd Wollschon(vocals), Markus Schmidt(guitar, keyboards) and Dick Stadtler(bass).

To some people this could sound weird. They are not singing so much. I will name this music "discussion rock" or some form of political musical theatre. If you haven't done that, search for the group's name on Youtube and you will find one fantastic video when they were singing a song. This full record has not distinct ends between the songs and the themes, both musical and lyrical seems to come back all the time som this is really a concept record. Their sound is not very complicated, it's heavy and clear. The most distinct instrument is the organ which gives the music deep. Mostly they discuss things or scream phrases but the instrumentation is varied and sweat. "Fliessbandbaby, Manchmal Träum Ich" has different passages and a bit of Beethoven's Für Elize. Some parts have much of a comedy in it. "Ford Capri" is a joyfull piece and "Hey Johnny" seams to reply rock'n'roll music. Over all this is very interesting music to listen to. I like their anger and the way this record is unique. Perhaps not for the common progger. Listen for yourselves and do a review so I se what you think! I like it!

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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