Amon Düül II - 1973 Live In London (Remastered 2003) [Rep] RE-POST

Not many connoissuers of their previous studio albums will have any difficulty grooving to the incessant amps turned to eleven freaking out here except for the fact that maybe 42 minutes is not enough considering 2 of their 5 studio albums up to that time were double LPs. Despite the intensity, they reproduce the studio material remarkably well with an improvisational attitude. It must also be remembered that 1973 was a sort of transitional period for Amon Duul II at a time when they were revamping their sound which would discard much of the free form spontnaeity and puissance which characterized their music up to that stage in favour of more structured compositions and arrangements. While foreshadowing of this shift within Amon Duul`s creative collective can be detected here, the galvanizing force of the performance will nonetheless definitely give Kozmische Musik purists something to rave about. Those who prefer the lucidity of Amon Duul`s Vive La Trance LP onwards might want to throw in the towel after the first three more conventional tracks, Archangel`s Thunderbird, Eye Shaking King and Soap Shop Rock here because that`s when the real tripping out kicks in with a short improv that`s followed by all the things that could show up unexectedly during a bad LSD trip.

Amon Duul II delivers all the goods here if you`re into the early phase of their career and it`s just about as dark as they would get before moving on in a more orthodox direction. Play loud for full scare effect.
(By Vibrationbaby )

Recorded live at The Greyhound, Croydon, England, on December 16th, 1972
01 Archangels Thunderbird (3:07)
02 Eye Shaking King (6:24)
03 Soap Shop Rock (7:42)
04 Improvisation (3:40)
05 Syntelman's March Of The Roaring Seventies (8:08)
a) Pull Down Your Mask
b) Prayer To The Silence
c) Telephonecomplex
06 Restless Skylight-Transistor Child (8:42)
a) Landing In A Ditch
b) Dehypnotized Toothpaste
c) A Short Stop At The Transylvanian Brain Surgery
07 Race From Here To Your Ears (5:06)
a) Little Tornados
b) Riding On A Cloud
c) Paralized Paradise
Bonus Tracks
08 Bavarians Soap Shop Rock (17:44)
09 Improvisation On Gulp A Sonata (2:54)

John Weinzierl - guitars, vocals
Lothar Meid - bass and vocals
Chris Karrer - guitar, violin, soprano sax
Falk-U. Rogner - organ, synthesizer
Renate Knaup-Krötenschwanz - vocals
Daniel Fichelscher - drums
Peter Leopold - drums

CD reissue [Label:Repertoire Records ‎– REP 5005]of the original LP (United Artists, 1973) with 2 bonus tracks (tracks 8-9).
Recorded live at The Greyhound, Croydon, 16 December 1972.

1 comment:

joe v berlin said...

Many thanks for this repost. Thank you.