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3.21 | 70 ratings

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4 stars The wonderful madness of the Grobschnitt circus continues as they take cynical stabs at commercialism singling out the Coca Cola company and the Village People craze of the late 1970`s.

The album is a pure joy filled with humour and emotive instrumental work . It has a bit of a harder edge than Grobschnitt`s previous studio outing, Rockpommel`s Land and is perhaps the last trippy Grobschnitt album containing six long tracks. It has a tighter wider sound to it than previous works partially acredited to great playing and powerful bass sound from POPO throughout. His playing makes the instrumental piece Du schaffts das nicht ( you`re not going to make it ) really shine bright complementing LUPOs moody lead guitar passages which remind me of Houschang Nejadepour`s playing on The Girl From Hirschorn on the Dance of the Flames album by Guru Guru. More emphasis on keyboards can be found here and it seems that MIST incorporated a lot of ideas from the Solar Music live concerts into his playing. Solid drumming as always from EROC who, along with Mani Nuemier was one of the wackiest personalities from the German music scene back in the seventies.

Total Grobschnitt here. The over-kill cover-art features an appropriate diorama of the theme of over-commercialism setting the mood perfectly for another Grobschnitt trip and one of the last albums in the true Krautrock tradition. Two live bonus tracks appear on the CD. Put on the headphones on and turn this one to eleven.

Vibrationbaby | 4/5 |


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