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    Posted: December 08 2009 at 09:43
I heard some songs of Amon Düül II today (The two streams on their PA artist page and some vids), and I really liked what I've heard.

I'm wanting to get some of their music soon, but I've got no idea where to begin, as many of their albums have pretty equal ratings.
I'm not looking for some specific kind of their music, but I have to say that I really enjoy Renate Knaup's vocals and the experimental music.

I'd appreciate some recommendations!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2009 at 09:46
I don't have Wolf City yet, but out of their first three albums I think Yeti is my favorite, though Tanz der Lemminge is growing on me quite a lot lately.  I'd suggest either starting with Yeti or Phallus Dei, though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2009 at 10:52
Usually, the first period (1969-1974) is the most recommended. Yet, "Phallus Deï" (1969) may be scare the newcomer. Maybe the quieter "Trance" (1974) or "Wolf City" (1973) can have a positive impact on people used to psychaedelic folk.
But, since I'm hardcore (Big smile), I would recommend "Phallus Deï".

Only one advice: don't listen at this record in the middle of night, when you're alone in the big house....


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2009 at 12:12
Yeti and Tanz der Lemminge are the best albums to start with.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2009 at 17:49
Yeti!
Over land and under ashes
In the sunlight, see - it flashes
Find a fly and eat his eye
But don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2009 at 07:15
Phallus Dei,Yeti,Tanz der Lemminge,Carnival in Babylon.Made in Germany is worth a spin too
I was born in the land of Mahavishnu,not so far from Kobaia.I'm looking for the world
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2009 at 08:37
Wolf city is the album with couple of tracks where Renate has the lead vocals and it's a bit more easy to digest than the first 3 (Phalus dei, Yeti, TDL) so for those 2 reasons I advise you to start with that album. After that take any of the 4 that was released before Wolf city, they are all great. My personal favorite is Phalus dei but I can not guess what will be yours.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2009 at 12:37
Go with Phallus Dei Smile And enjoy!
Les mains, les pieds balancés
Sur tant de mers, tant de planchers,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2009 at 12:41

Yeti is monster!

Help me I'm falling!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2009 at 14:27
Yeti or Wolf City. The best starting points with ADII, IMO.
RIO/AVANT/ZEUHL - The best thing you can get with yer pants on!
EXERIOR Experimental tech/death/progmetal from Norway!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2009 at 08:04
Thanks for all the recommendations, guys!Thumbs Up

Yeti obviously is the one that's recommended most so I decided to get that... 
Unfortunately the record store didn't have any Amon Düül II album at all.
Then I decided to order it on the internet, but the delivery would take three to four weeks.Confused

So, I ordered Wolf City, which will arrive in a bit less than a week.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2009 at 11:38
I own Phallus Dei, Yeti, Wolf City, Tanz Der Lemminge, and Hijack, but I think the first two are both excellent starting points. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2009 at 08:18
Die Losung with Rob Calvert,and various Ozrics,its rare tho
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