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3 stars Not Sperrmüll in any case ...

SPERRMÜLL offer a solid bandwith of styles with their eponymous album - not absolutely unique or experimental but interesting anyhow. The band name is somewhat obscure because 'Sperrmüll' is the german expression for bulk rubbish. But the music is fairly far off being poor or useless. The english vocals are not that overtopping but instrumentally the band has a plenty to offer. Predominantly heavy rock with many prog additions - also good guitar and organ work. The LP version consists of 6 songs and additionally two digitally reissues are known - the Second Battle version with two bonus tracks and the Universal Records one with the original tracks.

We have a pop folky begin with Me and my girlfriend controlled by mandoline and piano, organ and synthesizer contributions whereas the song gets heavier at the end. The following No freak out is the bestknown SPERRMÜLL excerpt because it was placed on several krautrock sampler. A good choice because there are used psychedelic ingredients a la PINK FLOYD combined with a monotonic rhythm. Rising up contains noticable spacy contributions which are remembering me at ELOY respectively GROBSCHNITT. Right now is starting as a hard rocker but evolving with an unusual behaviour - only guitar and drums are duelling each other for some time. After several minutes the song is changing into a mellow grooving part with jazzy e-piano and a strong bass guitar - finally ending as a hard rocker again - definetely the best song because the most innovative with much variety. The last tracks Land of the rocking sun and Pat Casey are not really important - typical rocking pieces whereas the latter has a distinctive boogie woogie rhythm.

Nice album - not spectacular - for collectors of early german efforts it's a good find.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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