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The Cosmic Jokers



3.21 | 29 ratings

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1 stars If you got as far as this one in the Cosmic Jokers series then the story behind these releases must be well known. If not, feel free to focus your attention on their first two albums instead. But when it comes to this album there still seems to be some misunderstandings, and fans of the Cosmic Jokers should take extra care with this. In fact, this isn't a Cosmic Jokers album but a sampler containing previously released tracks from different bands on Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser's record labels.

Im Reich Der Magier is simply Galactic Joke part III from the first Cosmic Jokers album, it has been given another title in an attempt to awaken your interest. There are some over-dubbed vocals added, some of those from producer Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser himself. They don't add anything. Also Kinder Des Alls I & II and Planeten Sit In were taken from previous Cosmic Jokers albums.

The remaining 15 minutes are from other bands, Der Herrscher from Walter Wegmuller, The Cosmic Couriers meet Philly Willy from Wallenstein, and Electronic Scene and Interplay of Forces from Ash Ra Tempel's Seven Up and Starring Rossi.

Without mentioning so, this is a compilation of previously available material from different bands, released under the Cosmic Jokers name in order to generate sales. It has deliberately altered track titles and unneeded overdubs and remixes. Really, this time Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser was not only cheating his musicians but also every fan buying this album. I don't think I've ever seen a clearer definition of a total rip-off.

Bonnek | 1/5 |


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