Rio Reiser - FÃ¼r Immer und Dich (1986) Rio Reiser - Rio Reiser (born January 9th, 1950 in Berlin - died August 20th, 1996 in Fresenhagen, Germany) was a German musician. He joined "The Beatkinks" - primarily a Rolling Stones and Beatles cover band - in 1966 as their vocalist. In 1970 he founded the famous band Ton Steine Scherben, together with Ralph Steitz, Kai Sichtermann and Wolfgang Seidel.
Versengold - Vom Zauber des WildfrÃ¤uleins(Im Namen des Folkes, 2013). ~ A folk-rock band, featuring Celtic tunes has been gathering a following on Middleage-Festivals and the like in Germany... Here's the title-track from the same album:
These are from the early days again, sparking professional careers for the majority of the group members, featuring Inga Rumpf, Udo Lindenberg, and Jean-Jacques Kravetz, among others. The Hamburg Scene - 8 Days In April (1972) with Master Of Time. Udo Lindenberg on vocals. In this country, most everybody simply knows him by the name of Udo, esp. during the latter decades:
This one's from the hard-rock scene ~ Lucifer's Friend - Ride The Sky (1970) For the friends of early Deep Purple, and Uriah Heep! Lucifer's Friend formed 1970 in Hamburg, Germany, fronted by British vocalist John Lawton (of Uriah Heep). Evolved from Asterix and comprised of 3/4 of The German Bonds, the group officially disbanded in 1982. They briefly reunited (1993-1997) as Lucifer's Friend II, releasing one album before disbanding once again. In 2015 they have reformed again.
Neu! - German krautrock band formed in Düsseldorf in 1971 by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother, after their split from Kraftwerk. In the 1970s, Hallogallo used to be a German slang term for "wild partying".
Nectar - Journey To The Center Of The Eye (1971) - complete album playlist: Nektar - Nektar were originally a group of British musicians living and working together near Heidelberg in Southern Germany during the early to mid seventies. They had massive success both with their albums and their live shows, which were famous for an adventurous mixture of good live-sound and vision, due to the light show covering the band during their live sets with psychedelic motives.
Journey to the Centre of the Eye is the debut album from progressive rock band Nektar that came out in late 1971. Though formally divided into 13 tracks, the entire album consists of a single continuous piece of music, with some musical themes which are repeated throughout the work. Because of its narrative nature, it has been called a rock opera and/or dense concept album. The story follows an astronaut who, while on a voyage to Saturn, encounters aliens who take him to their galaxy, where he is suffused with knowledge and wisdom. It is usually interpreted as a commentary on the nuclear arms race.
Neu! - German krautrock band formed in DÃ¼sseldorf in 1971 by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother, after their split from Kraftwerk. In the 1970s, Hallogallo used to be a German slang term for "wild partying".
Embryo - TausendfÃ¼ssler(Centipede), 1971: Embryo - Musical collective from Munich (Germany), founded in 1969 by Christian Burchard and Edgar Hofmann. Considered as one of the most important German jazz-rock bands during the 1970s.
Hah ! I just left Discogs to take a break over here.
Yep, a truly international site and no one over there is offended by the term Krautrock. It is embraced and highly visible as a genre.
And having some German heritage, it does not bother me one bit.
Political correctness of some things stops at the border and is used to intimidate those within those borders by creating a group think that it should be offensive to everyone, everywhere.
Rock on ! or Wir fahr'n fahr'n fahr'n auf der Autobahn ! I do have the album on vinyl btw.
But this is probably my favorite only because it is one of my favorite songs anyway and my favorite version of many ...
Yeah, for me Kurt the term didn't bug me because I thought it wasn't "PC" - I don't really care much about what's "PC or not". When I first started hearing and reading that term it just seemed more dismissive and "pigeon-holing" - as if all the artists were doing the same thing and all sounded the same - which they do not of course. Apparently several artists didn't care for the term. It's an interesting coincidence that you brought up Kraftwerk - I was just listening to them a couple of days ago - Autobahn and Trans-Europa Express.
Krauts is a negative term for Germans, just like Frogs for some other nationals... Those musicians of the Krautrock-era took the name with pride, rather. ~ Like, "Now, we're gonna show the world!" Also, don't forget, it was the first German music genre in popular music with an international impact at the time. ...
In terms of music, it was DJ God John Peel who in 1968 called a song by the Munich avant-garde band Amon DÃ¼Ã¼l Krautrock, and in 1973 a song called Krautrock was found on the Faust group's LP "IV". The social and musical roots of Krautrock as a genre lie in the time of the student revolts in 1967 and 1968, when new ways of musical and individual expression were sought and also globally with the emergence of psychedelic rock, hard rock and progressive rock new forms of rock music originated. (indiepedia.de - Google translator.)