Percewood's Onagram - Ameurope (1973-74)



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Ameurope album (CD) by Percewood's Onagram was released Jul 19, 2011 on the Castle label.
Ameurope CD music contains a single disc with 14 songs!
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.../...primarily garage driven, non-comm prog, with some rock../..
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..../....Percewood's Onagram had already found its own, original style of music and it wasn't "Kraut-Rock" at all, they sounded more like an English or American band. P. O.'s music is a strange and unique combination of R&B, Beat, Psychedelic, Folk and (garage-, livingroom-, prewave-) Rock. Catchy, timeless songs, rough and beautiful at the same time with pretentious sometimes provoking critical - but again timeless lyrics. Presented by the band in perfect English and unusual phrasing and backed up by strong acoustic & electric guitars, piano, harmonica, drums and bass. (A combination and sound of instruments that many new groups of today go back to..../...


German-American Rock band Percewood's Onagram from Bremen respectively Delmenhorst perform "Leaders (No War No More)", released on the 1974 album "Ameurope", recorded & mixed at Alster Studios, Hamburg, West Germany, in March & April 1974 by Richard Borowski, produced by Wolfgang Michels.

In spring 1983 Michels re-recorded the song in German as "Dealer" with German lyrics written by Rio Reiser (at the time singer of legendary German Rock band Ton Steine Scherben), released on the 1983 Teldec Records album "Keine Probleme" (No problems).

Personnel:
Wolfgang Michels - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Peter Conant-Schaffer - lead guitar, backing vocals
Klaus Kaufmann - keyboards
Eddy Muschketat - blues harp, backing vocals, percussion, sound effects
Gerald Heinemann - backing vocals, percussion
Uwe "Bass" Meyer - bass
Geary Priest - drums
Mike Percewood - Backing vocals, spiritual guidance
Hendrik "Bongo" Knoch - Handmade phase shifting

Reproduction courtesy Onagram Records

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LYRICS:

Leaders
I'm just a singer of a Rock'n Blues band
Leaders
I'm singing for the people of a Rock'n Blues land
You always promise paradise but only give us hell

Whoever you are you need us to get along
Whatever you say or do might be wrong

You must have heard us weeping
And made us vote for you
Did you see us creeping
And bleeding on the floor?
When blood congeals in rivers
Your ships won't sail no more

Whoever you are you need us to get along
Whatever you say or do might be wrong

Don't forget you're dealing
Not with money but man
Do you still have feelings?
Try to feel it if you can
Maybe you would change them
And maybe understand

Whoever you are you need us to get along
Whatever you say or do might be wrong

All your glasses of champagne
Are filled with tears of pain
We were crying out for mercy
You were elected in vain
You always promise us paradise
but only give us hell (well)

Whoever you are you need us to get along
Whatever you say or do might be wrong

Leaders
I'm just a singer of a Rock'n Blues band

Leaders
I'm singing for the people of a Rock'n Blues land
You always promise paradise but only give us hell

Whoever we are we need you to get along
Whatever I say or do might be wrong

Leaders
Leaders
Leaders
Leaders
Leaders
Leaders
Leaders
Leaders


Lyrics & Music: Wolfgang Michels

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For more information on Percewood's Onagram:
http://www.percewoods-onagram.de

http://de.wikipedia....ewood’s_Onagram


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1 Cause Me Pain 4:55
2 Lonely Places 3:00
3 Since I Met You My Darling 2:24
4 I've Got My Woman 4:40
5 You Don't Know What It Means 3:29
6 Mind Is Political Pollution 3:19
7 Jew Blues 2:02
8 Leaders 5:43 (No War No More) see vinyl coverart!!!
9 Lonely
10 Wilderness 4:39
11 Tamer And His Beasts 1:35
12 Give Me All I Deserve 3:34
13 Ameurope 2:38
14 If You Did 0:46



Wolfgang Michels (vocals, guitar),
Klaus Kaufmann (piano),
Eddy Muschketat (harp, percussion),
Hans Jürgen "Jojo" Ludwig (drums, 1969-73),
Peter Conant-Schaffer (lead guitar, 1973-74),
Geary Priest (drums, 1973-74),
Gerald Heinemann (vocals, percussion, 1973-74),
Uwe "Bass" Meyer (bass, 1974)


Alternative vinyl art sensured at; http://www.discogs.c...release=3317618

Notes

2nd pressing w/ swastika front cover. Recorded and mixed at Alster Studios, Hamburg, Germany in April 1973/74. All songs published by Selected Sound Musikverlag, Hamburg, Germany. 'The Wilderness' is inspired by a poem of James Douglas Morrison. [from rear cover]

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I admit having interest only for this track on the album

3 Since I Met You My Darling

as I listened to this tune on the radio long ago on BRITISH BROADCASTING SERVICE GERMANY, so I'm glad to find this here on your site. And I wonder how nice the other tracks on the album will be, promised!
Thanks for this share, very much appreciated!
Woody