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Coupla Prog Death Is A Great Gambler ... album cover
3.48 | 24 ratings | 2 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Chandra (6.30)
2. That's The Way It Goes (4.12)
3. Tochter Im Delirium - Daughter's Delirium (9.15)
4. Death Is A Great Gambler But If I Win, Finally I Can Die (18.34)
5. Your Time Has Come (4.25)
6. Season Of The Witch (13.47)

Total Time: 56:43

Line-up / Musicians

- Hubert Donauer / drums
- Rolf Peters / guitar, vocals
- Reiner Niketta / bass, organ, piano, vocals
- Wolfgang Schindhelm / organ, piano, vocals
- Reinhold Hirt / drums
- Walter Kümmich / guitar

Releases information

CD Long Hair Music LHC 19 (2002 Germany)
recorded 1972 at SWF Baden-Baden - tracks 5/6 are from the early sessions in 1970

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COUPLA PROG Death Is A Great Gambler ... ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by philippe
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3 stars The old legend Coupla Prog originally published this album in 1972. "Death Is A Great Gambler" is a refined, ecclectic krautrock album dominated by Hammond organs, solid guitar rythms and frantic technical drums. With a bands like Improved Sound Limited, Coupla Prog represents a more accessible and less obscure side of krautrock. Their music alternates conventional, melodic & energic psych pop songs (closed to the 60's British psych scene) with "lysergic" epics under an hippie's attitude and musical aesthetism. My favourite composition is the moody and mysterious "Tochter Im Delirium - Daughter's Delirium" : an "acid" rock trip with haunted, furious Hammond organs, obsessional & menacing guitar chords, bizarre sound manipulations and bass wha wha effects. Not essential but highly recommended for those who are into the krautrock / space-psychedelic rock subgenres. An excellent listening with good weed.

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4 stars What a superb treat. I knew nothing going in - threw it in on a whim. The first track sounds like German Sugarloaf with the lead singer from the Beau Brummels. Mixed in is some weird kraut polish, space rock, jazzy psych, and a whoppingly outstandingly unquestionably the best EVER version o ... (read more)

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