Monday, July 26, 2010

Drosselbart - Drosselbart (1970)
"An extremely obscure early Krautrock band with a reputation that is well justified. Their name: Drosselbart means "Itchy Beard" of all things!

According to the Long Hair Music CD reissue, with the story told by Jemima (aka "Mono" a professional singer and spouse to Paul Vincent), Drosselbart were a Munich band that she joined up with in order to prove that she could do more than m-o-r, and that she could make rock in German really work. They barely existed any longer than it took them to compose, rehearse and record the material for the album and a single. They did a few press shows and publicity stunts, but never played live. Contractual obligations meant Jemima couldn't continue with the band, and they folded soon after.

Drosselbart's sole LP is a gem. A varied but cohesive album of heavy psychedelic rock, with lots of weird touches, thick wedges of organ and strange, often outrageously overblown, songs in German. Drawing influences from both American and British 1960's styles (Vanilla Fudge and Pink Floyd mostly), they steeped their music with lots of Teutonic strangeness, akin to early Tomorrow's Gift or Eulenspygel. Although admittedly dated (it still predates much of the early similar stuff from East Germany), Drosselbart's music is still remarkably volatile and surprising, and is one of the earliest examples of the stranger side of Krautrock psychedelia." (Crack In The Cosmic Egg"

1. Inferno - Drosselbart
2. Jemima
3. Liebe ist nur ein Wort
4. Du bist der eine Weg
5. Engel des Todes
6. Böse Buben
7. Vater unser
8. Folg mir
9. Montag
10. Nach einer langen Nacht
11. Der Sommer (Inclusive Der Sturm)
Bonus tracks:
12. An einem Tag im August
13. O'Driscoll

Peter Randt - Vocals, Guitar
Jemina - Vocals
Christian Trachsel - Keyboards
Dietmar Mainka - Guitar
Werner Schüler - Bass
Martin Honemeyer - Drums
Ralf Nowy - Flute

Later!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many, many thank's! Nice music.
Phil

5:24 PM, July 26, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great music this year,Smoke em if ya got em !.

-Hotroder

2:49 AM, July 27, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Phil & Hotroder!!

1:54 PM, July 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extremely interesting ! Much appreciated.
Thank you very much

Enzo

3:40 AM, August 03, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

You're welcome Enzo!

5:39 AM, August 03, 2010  

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