Amon Duul II - La Krautoma
Amon Duul II - Syntelman’s March of the Roaring Seventies
“SYNTELMAN’S MARCH OF THE ROARING SEVENTIES” – 15:51
- “In the Glass Garden” (1:39)
- “Pull Down Your Mask” (4:39)
- “Prayer to the Silence” (1:04)
- “Telephonecomplex” (8:26)
Minus “In the Glass Garden” as this is another abbreviated live one and this is only 8:05. Along with “Restless Skylight-Transistor-Child,” these two tracks make up the first LP of Tanz der Lemminge.
As I previously mentioned, most people pick it as Duul’s best, and I wholeheartedly agree. The only reservation I have about it though is the fact that due to some financial troubles before recording it, the band nearly broke up and a couple band members only show up in guest spots. One of them is Renate who only appeared on a minute or so of ”Restless Skylight-Transistor-Child.”
Fortunately, she came back to full-time member status and appears on this live version giving it a neat new vibe. It’s nearly half as long as the studio track and nearly as good too. Awesome brain-melting guitar too.
I promise I won’t mention Amon Duul II on here in a long time.
Amon Duul II - Soap Shop Rock
It can’t compare to the studio version, but MAN, the intro live sounds like a fucking NUGGET!
Amon Duul II - Restless Skylight-Transistor-Child
Or more precisely:
“RESTLESS SKYLIGHT-TRANSISTOR-CHILD” – 19:33
- “Landing in a Ditch” (1:12)
- “Dehypnotized Toothpaste” (0:52)
- “A Short Stop at the Transylvanian Brain-Surgery” (5:00)
- “Race From Here to Your Ears” (5:20)
- “Little Tornadoes”
- “Overheated Tiara”
- “The Flyweighted Five”
- “Riding on a Cloud” (2:33)
- “Paralyzed Paradise” (3:07)
- “H.G. Wells’ Take Off” (1:26)
Those sure are some awesome song sub-section titles.
One day I’ll write a review of Tanz der Lemminge, because it’s my favorite Duul album and one of the best albums of the early 70’s as well as my favorite album of 1971. Yes, it’s better than that other double album by a huge Krautrock band. I speak of Can’s Tago Mago of course. Hell, this is a double album with only six songs and the first three each take up one side of vinyl.
This song is massive as you can tell by the nine parts at nearly twenty minutes (yes, the bit rate is really low to fit it here, but it sounds surprisingly well) and it’s easily among Duul’s best. (I can’t pick single favorite song of their’s. I can only list a top 5 or so.)
And so ends Duul week, although I’m thinking of putting up a live song tomorrow as a nice little example of their live ablilities.
Amon Duul II - All the Years ‘Round
Duul week ends tomorrow, hopefully with something from their best album.
Amon Duul II - Kanaan
I listen to the debut the least. Partially due to it taking the most effort to listen to as I only have it on vinyl (I have Yeti on both vinyl and cd because it’s so effing great) although I just ripped it to cd (the sweet new record player I bought a couple months back can rip from vinyl to cd) so I may be listening to it more these days. In all honesty, I find it to be their second weakest effort of the seven studio album I have of theirs.
But it does have their best album title: “Phallus Dei” and the English translation please?
Amon Duul II - Jalousie
Your daily dose of Duul.
Renate’s back up front and this sounds like a big influence on early Kate Bush? The vocal style really makes me think of “Wuthering Heights.”
Did a 15 year old Kate Bush listen to Amon Duul II? God, that’s hot.