onsdag 28 januari 2015


After posting "Electric Rock '71" a while ago I was told it wasn't one of a kind but part of a sampler serie released by German Liberty/UA from 1970 and on. So hungry for more odd stuff from UK and US bands and the early continental kraut/psych scene I went looking for the others. This was issued one year earlier and as far as I know the first in line. There's so much goodies here I don't know where to start. Maybe with The Can "Thief" - recorded 1968 as a part of their planned "Prepared To Meet Thy Pnoom" LP with setting including American poet Malcolm Mooney on vocals. However no label wanted to release the album and it remained mainly unheard till the 1981 issue as "Delay 1968" on Spoon Records (Spoon 012). Don't have a clue how this cut ended up on a 1970 sampler, but it did and it's a beautiful example of early kraut with a true garage atmosphere. Here's also very good stuff from a couple of today amost forgotten US rock bands - Valhalla, Floating Bridge and Pookah. Further hard-core jazz prog numbers by Klaus Doldinger and Jean-Luc Ponty plus kraut/psych from Amon Duul, Petards and Krokodil. Audio shifts a little between tracks, but non is bad and most excellent. Totally charmed by it and will certainly try to get more of the serie. German reissue on SR International (92636/37) First had label as shown here and laminated fold/out cover. (ÄZC*) (SÄM*) (GÖXÄ*)

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