Second Life - Second Life 1971

Great heavy German prog/blues rock!!
By Tuco on April 23, 2010
Second Life (later named Tiger B. Smith) is a hard, heavy blues/psych-progressive power trio and this is their self-titled debut from 1971. Well worth a listen for fans of hard german stuff from the 70's.

Most notably, the opening song on this album is a self-titled 20 minute suite-style masterpiece running from acoustic folk to heavy guitar solo and then off to a cool drum solo. Usually the type of piece artists were ending their albums with in this era but it works well as opener for these guys!!

In 1972 the group changed their name to Tiger B. Smith and recorded two other albums which were a bit less heavy and raw than their debut here.


Second Life's (same line-up as Tiger B. Smith) one and only album as a "no compromise" hard rock masterpiece, especially due to it's self-titled opener, a varied opus of twenty minutes consisting of floating acoustic parts, powerful moments and expanded instrumental soli. Digipak reissue in perfect sound quality. heavy blues-progressive power trio. They recorded (in Windrose Studios, Hamburg) one interesting, self-titled album for Metronome in 1971. Best cut was the 20 minute long suite "Second Life".


Label: Alcinous Ltd AL 0087 German Rock Vol.18


01. Second Life – 20:53
02. I’m Going – 5:34
03. Raiders Of Night – 4:58
04. Sunshine Is Dying – 5:25
05. Hate – 5:00

Line Up:

– Holger Schmidt – lead guitar, vocals
– Claus Meinhardt – bass, vocals
– Karl-Heinz Traut – drums

First posted by Val on Between Hel & Heaven

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really love all the tracks, thx