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    Posted: February 11 2006 at 14:12

 

I sit here stunned listening to Wolf City by Amon Düül II. This is an unbelievable album. I just got the album today in the mail. I've been waiting since early december for amazon to import the album, but it was worth the wait. So right now on impulse i'm going to order another one of their albums. What should it be? tanz der lemminge or phallus dei

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2006 at 15:29
Of those two, opt for "Tanz Der Lemminge", although both are
outstanding. Their other must-haves are "Yeti" and "Live In London",
although all of their first six studio albums (the remaining ones being
"Carnival In Babylon" and "Vive La Trance") are superb.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2006 at 15:43
Originally posted by SolariS

 

I sit here stunned listening to Wolf City by Amon Düül II. This is an unbelievable album. I just got the album today in the mail. I've been waiting since early december for amazon to import the album, but it was worth the wait. So right now on impulse i'm going to order another one of their albums. What should it be? tanz der lemminge or phallus dei



I agree... of the two get Tanz der Lemminge, but if you can get Yeti do that.  All of them great albums... Yeti just a tad bit more hahahah.  Glad you like Wolf City,  amoung my favorites from them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2006 at 19:21

 

yeah, yeti looks like its going to be pretty expensive. but ill see if i can find it. is yeti considered their best?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2006 at 22:29
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yeah, yeti looks like its going to be pretty expensive. but ill see if i can find it. is yeti considered their best?

 



IMO it's worth it... and as far as being best?  That's like asking which of my three kids I love most... Ask 3 people and you'd probably get three different answers between Phallus Dei, Yeti, and Tanz Der Lemminge.  The cop out is to get all three hahahha.  I prefer Yeti by a nose,  but that's just me, and only because I LOVE Soap Box Rock.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2006 at 01:14
Also get the self-titled album of Utopia (See entry in the database here:
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_BAN D.asp?band_id=1996 )
It was recorded at the same time as "Wolf City", when Amon Düül 2 split up due to a fight. One half started recording "Wolf City", the other half formed "Utopia" and created that album. But they made peace again while recording these albums, so all members of Amon Düül 2 play on both albums. This explains the guest musicians (Jimi Jackson and Olaf Kuebler, for example) on "Wolf City". And one song ("Deutsch Nepal") was such a favourite of them all that it appears on both albums, although in different versions.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2006 at 01:44

Wolf City is wow great! But I would say go for Phallus Dei if you like psychedelic stuff, it's terrific!!! I have not listened to Yeti in its entirety but Lemmings is also very good, although it has some too noisy and hard to deal with stuff on its second disc (it was also double LP originally). As Friede mentioned, Utopia is also great, but be sure to check also Vive le Trance, often overlooked but great album for me. Y ou can see my reviews ( a modest smile ) on the bands page here at PA.

Enjoy discovering the great German band!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2006 at 03:11
Yeah Deutch Nepal is great!

Friede-->your link doesn't works.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2006 at 10:10
I agree with the previous writers: get both Tanz der Lemminge and Yeti.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2006 at 15:10
I'm going to recommend Phallus Dei, but only because I haven't tracked down a copy of Yeti yet...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2006 at 16:25
Originally posted by BaldFriede

Also get the self-titled album of Utopia (See entry in the database here:
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_BAN D.asp?band_id=1996 )
It was recorded at the same time as "Wolf City", when Amon Düül 2 split up due to a fight. One half started recording "Wolf City", the other half formed "Utopia" and created that album. But they made peace again while recording these albums, so all members of Amon Düül 2 play on both albums. This explains the guest musicians (Jimi Jackson and Olaf Kuebler, for example) on "Wolf City". And one song ("Deutsch Nepal") was such a favourite of them all that it appears on both albums, although in different versions.


was reading the liner notes from Tanz Der Lemminge.... had never heard about that fire at their show in Munich.  Talk about a personal and group financial tragedy.  Great that they soldiered on after losing everything it sounds like.   Played next show with borrowed  instruments, and the German press wrote them off for dead.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2006 at 16:38

Wolf City is a really great album, but I never warmed to the rest of ADII. Probably a bit too psychedelic for me.

But Sleepwalkers Timeless Bridge and Jailhouse Frog are stone cold classics!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2006 at 02:53
If you like ADII, you really should track down Erlkoenig's album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2006 at 09:49

Originally posted by Certif1ed

If you like ADII, you really should track down Erlkoenig's album

 

haha i looked around for it. i can't find it anywhere!

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2006 at 12:29
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If you like ADII, you really should track down Erlkoenig's album

 

haha i looked around for it. i can't find it anywhere!

 

It's a tricky one to track down - Amber Soundroom do a great repress http://www.amber-soundroom.de/14058.html (the original will set you back around £100) - or there's a CD on eBay; http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ERLKOENIG-SAME-1973-PROG-CD-NEW_W0QQit emZ4834821911QQcategoryZ1573QQssPageNameZWD2VQQrdZ1QQcmdZVie wItem

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2006 at 21:22
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Originally posted by SolariS

Originally posted by Certif1ed

If you like ADII, you really should track down Erlkoenig's album

 

haha i looked around for it. i can't find it anywhere!

 

It's a tricky one to track down - Amber Soundroom do a great repress http://www.amber-soundroom.de/14058.html (the original will set you back around £100) - or there's a CD on eBay; http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ERLKOENIG-SAME-1973-PROG-CD-NEW_W0QQit emZ4834821911QQcategoryZ1573QQssPageNameZWD2VQQrdZ1QQcmdZVie wItem

 



thanks for the head's up... AD II is, along with Magma, my favorites amoung the 'non-symphonic' prog groups.  I'll keep my eyes open for it.



funny I was reading some internet albums reviews this evening..  this frrom Ground and Sky

"I consider Tanz der Lemminge (Dance of the Lemmings) to be a great album and Amon Düül II's finest record. Musically, it completes a journey begun on Phallus Dei and exhibits a level of sophistication and range that Yeti only provided in limited doses. True, Yeti is louder, scarier and generally more frenzied, but I find that the musical refinement and greater consistency of Tanz more than make up for this. Plus, it's not as if Amon Düül had compromised their vision — Tanz is still creepy and gothic — it's just that they shifted gears somewhat. For the most part, Tanz is like walking through a haunted house; Yeti is like being chased through one."

hahahhah come to think of it... Yeti is like like being chased through a haunted house.. probably why I like it so much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2006 at 21:52
don't get a chance to yak about Amon Duul II much... don't know too many fans unfortunately

a trilogy of great 'creepy' album covers.....






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2006 at 22:18



dont forget the wolf!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2006 at 22:19

by the way, i ended up buying tanz, but don't worry i think i'll have my hands on yeti soon enough....


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2006 at 22:56
Originally posted by SolariS


by the way, i ended up buying tanz, but don't worry i think i'll have my hands on yeti soon enough....




  let me know what you think of it when you get a chance to 'digest' it.
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