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AIRS ON A SHOE STRING (BEST OF)

Amon Düül

Krautrock


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3 stars Whether the UK branch of Amon Düül really needed a compilation after the release of just two studio albums is an interesting question. However, "Airs On A Shoestring" is an interesting album in its own right, comprising the long, freaky improvisation "One Moment's Anger Is Two Pints Of Blood" from their debut, two more commercial hard rock tracks from "Meetings With Menmachines Unremarkable Heroes From The Past", and "Hymn For The Hardcore", which would later appear on "Fool Moon". But the real gem - and the real reason to buy this - is the otherwise unreleased "Olaf (Where's My $20,000)?", a majestic, slowly unfolding progressive masterpiece that just may be the best thing they ever recorded.
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Posted Friday, March 9, 2007 | Review Permalink
4 stars AMON DÜÜL UK compilation "Airs On A Shoe String" is undoubtedly one of my favorite Krautrock release until this moment. This compilation is a good "Best Of..." and clearly not have the magic of an album but, this is important, "Airs On A Shoe String" is not only a compilation. "Airsd On A Shoe String" is a sort of testament of true Krautrock, a great moment of music and, in my humble opinion, a collextion of great music. Not a music so complicated or for die hard fans of Krautrock. I not have a favorite song (this is a limit, maybe?) because I think that "Airs On A Shoe String" is a collection of moments of Amon Duul (UK) mental creativity (as Krautrock is) and not a collection of songs. So it is difficult that I have a favorite song. In my vision of Krautrock only a total vision of an album is important. And in this case "Airs On A Shoe String" it makes no difference. Because this compilation is compact and good as an album.
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