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ELECTRIC MUD are a 1970s German Krautrock band with a classic energetic hard rock sound. Their only album was released in 1971, a self-titled album from the label Lost Pipe Dreams, with some simplistic but creepy cover art of a screaming face with a snake crawling into the mouth and exiting the eyeball. The artists involved on the album include Jochen Dyduch on drums, Axel Helm on organ, piano, Udo Preising on bass, vocals, and Manfred Simhäuser on guitar.

The powerful guitar sound is reminiscent of heavy bands NECRONOMICON and VIRUS. There are only four tracks on the album though some are length and have a very progressive structure. "Hausfrauenreport" has a sound akin to GENESIS' "Foxtrot". The vocals of Udo Preising are prominent and the keyboards have a forceful presence throughout the album.

ELECTRIC MUD are another of the early 70s Krautrock groups that released only one album and disappeared from the scene. The music should appeal to lovers of Krautrock with a harder edge and an emphasis on guitar driven rock.

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 Electric Mud by ELECTRIC MUD album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.44 | 17 ratings

Electric Mud
Electric Mud Krautrock

Review by Mellotron Storm
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3 stars ELECTRIC MUD were a four piece out of Germany who released this sole album in 1971. Udo the bass player and singer would go on to play with ZOPPO TRUMP who I'm surprised aren't on this site. They were smart enough to have him not sing. Yes the vocals are in German and unfortunately they aren't very good. By the way besides bass we get drums, guitar and piano/ organ. Some mention NECRONOMICON and VIRUS as similar sounding bands. The sound here is dingy, like they recorded it in a garage, but despite all these negatives I like this one.

The organ tends to float along in the background while the guitar solos. The bass is really good and probably the most impressive thing about this recording. Love the intro of bass, drums and organ on the opener along with the bluesy guitar after 8 minutes. The second track is almost ruined by the quivering vocals that come and go. Okay it is ruined despite that dark and heavy sound. The third track hits the ground running and I love that bass. Like all their songs we get tempo and mood changes throughout. Tough to digest those vocals on the closer after 6 minutes. Bathroom break please! And we get it when the music slows down along with the singer. Organ solo before 11 minutes.

So a pretty good album in my opinion that isn't without it's flaws. 3.5 stars. I'm not into the cover art.

 Electric Mud by ELECTRIC MUD album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.44 | 17 ratings

Electric Mud
Electric Mud Krautrock

Review by ChileProg

4 stars Could start talking about my relationship with this obscure German band in the early 70's.released on the label Lost Pipe Dreams, During the 95 years in USA I bought this CD I was surprised to hear power and reminded me of bands like Necronomicon and Virus, certainly much more crude and rude. In 2000 I lost this CD product of a robbery at my house. During all these years I looked lost all hope of getting a copy because Lost Pipe Dreams had disappeared from the market. With great surprise a few months ago I could locate a copy and a wonderful opportunity to buy.

What I can comment, which remains the same emotion that many years ago, the same power and quality of musicians. It is said that the album was recorded in studio, if it was recorded during a radio presentation, which is a pleasure to hear them as well.

The album is made up of only four tracks, the first is entitled ¨Hausfrauenreport" very progressive being the longest running in some parts reminded me of the genesis of Foxtrot, the second is called "Die Toten Klagen Euch" process costs a little but really this song is very good, very dense begins and then continues with a powerful riff, the voice of Udo Preising which is what gives the dark touch and of course the good keyboards Axel Helm, the third is called "Immer Das Alte Lied" contains very powerful keyboard layers even notice the flaws in the recording, but that add value to this work. Finally Zu Essen in der Not a big issue that crowns a spectacular job of this unknown German band.

Thanks to Philippe Blache for the artist addition. and to AtomicCrimsonRush for the last updates

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