Monday, January 30, 2006

OK! Well, allright, then.

Dschinn - Dschinn (1972)

The German band Dschinn put out this one album of conventional - well maybe you could call it psychedelic hard prog - hard rock and then disappeared from sight. The originality and innovation found in a lot of Krautrock from this era is lacking here, but this is nonetheless a great album, originality and innovation being casually replaced by impudent power. With a gravelly-voiced singer and a hyperactive and talented lead guitarist this is a fine example of German rock. The original album had nine tracks, this release has 12 bonus tracks which appear to be outtakes and versions, and possibly some pre-Dschinn material.

Part 1 Part 2

Eela Craig - Eela Craig (1971)

"Eela Craig is probably the best known progressive rock band from Austria, and the self-titled debut is generally regarded as their best record. The style is a bit more symphonic than most of their early 70s German contemporaries, coming closest to the work of bands like Sahara, Zarathustra or Satin Whale. The band are at their best during their extended jams, with Hammond organ and blistering guitar backed by heaps of mellotron and the occasional flute motif. The vocalist sounds like a Teutonic Jimi Hendrix, which can either be really cheesy or pretty cool, depending on how you look at it. Likewise, the guitarist seems to draw ample influence from old Jimi at his fuzzed-out best." (


See you next week, which will be folky-type/acoustic-y week!!


Anonymous Andy said...

Awesome post man. I am particulary happy that you posted the Morpheus album. I have heard both that and the Opposum sessions, and they are both in my top favorites.

Keep up the great posts, and rock on,


5:44 PM, January 30, 2006  
Anonymous loopy c said...

Wow, you really poured it on (in, out?) this time. I'm taking the night off for some 8 Day-style immersion. Thanks for keeping the torch burning for us Kraut Rock fans ;-)

6:59 PM, January 30, 2006  
Blogger GarColga said...


7:05 PM, January 30, 2006  
Anonymous loopy c said...

Ooooh, evil 'Unknown Comic' bag head...scary.

Seriously, one day you will have to reveal how one comes about such a collection (your geographic location makes it even more intriguing). Myself, I'm no slouch (5K+records,7K CD's) yet somehow you consistently hit me with not only things I have not heard, but things I have not heard of! Maybe my retention is gone, but I used read 'Audion', IE, and several other fanzines yet you keep KILLING me with things unknown.

Anyway, good to have a 'bud' out here in cyberspace that likes to share his incredible collection. In another life, you would have been one hell of an A&R!.

8:56 PM, January 30, 2006  
Anonymous loopy c said...

btw, a recent post of my own work wouldn't be two terrible of a find (for 99 cents anyway). Just pretend it's old, moldy, and German.

Gangerine Green

shameless I know ;-)

9:21 PM, January 30, 2006  
Anonymous loopy c said...

Bodkin-just plain fun, somewhere between early Deep Purple and ELP but attractively un-informed of either.

Out Of Focus-Holy shades of NY post rock vibe (brass section mainly). sounds like a 'live album', nicely jammed. Perhaps the Lounge Lizards (John Lurie) or even Bobby Previte would make a good double bill at 'The Kitchen' in our 'time machine.'

6:52 AM, January 31, 2006  
Anonymous loopy c said...

If-Camel meets Van Der Graaf Generator while Jimmy Smith sits in and...references keep popping into my head...Ambrosia for song polishing, and vocal arrangements.., ok I'll stop now, anyhow, NICE ;-)

8:26 AM, January 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks krautrock master,i am going crazy with excelent albums....

8:49 AM, January 31, 2006  
Blogger McOrbit said...

This blog must be one of the coolest places in internet... Awesome stuff! A big thank you and keep them coming! This Eela Craig is best record I´ve heard in long time.

9:03 AM, January 31, 2006  
Anonymous loopy c said...

Really, really digging 'If'. On my second pass of it. Thanks again.

11:35 AM, January 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you amaze me everytime with your absolute excellent posts - like always, thank you very much for these hidden gems!

12:33 PM, January 31, 2006  
Blogger uFKu said...

Well, there isn't much to say, is there? You open a whole big world! I'm just glad you exist, master!

12:47 PM, January 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hot damn. my mind is still being blown from your last posting.

3:16 PM, January 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Blog is really great.
I love this guy.

4:28 PM, January 31, 2006  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hey thanks for the positive input!
I acknowledge that I am the greatest human being on earth, perfect in every way!

7:00 PM, January 31, 2006  
Blogger mulungo said...

Thanks for Kraut Psy-Rock
Didn´t knew it (except the names that reach STARDOOM many years ago)
Your blog becomes a daily visit

2:32 AM, February 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big Thanks for all the great music
People like you keep the spirit alive

4:31 AM, February 01, 2006  
Blogger Madame Candyman said...

Recently been grooving to that I Drive set you posted some moons ago - brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. The high volume - high quality ethic you've been working has left me drowning in new (to me) and interesting tunes. Deep thanks from the Bronx.

7:39 AM, February 01, 2006  
Anonymous loopy c said...

I am not sure how you keep track of comments for earlier posts, I wanted to make sure you received my most sincere thanks for the 'Hendrix/Message From Nine' posts. I sometimes wait to listen, given the particular 'stature' of an artist so that I may set the environment/context appropriately. Tonight was that 'setting'. I created a playlist list that basically incorporated all of Jimi's essential studio/live authorized releases supplemented with the 'boot's' collected in cyberspace. After six hours of Jimi, this particular collection set itself apart, it really captured the spirit (remember I was in this age group so both directly and indirectly this spirit is permeated into me no matter what!). Anyway, blah, blah , blah, woof-woof, good sh*t ;-)

11:25 AM, February 02, 2006  
Anonymous Kennarf said...

Yet again, another exciting and much appreciated selection.

11:42 AM, February 02, 2006  
Blogger StrengthofStrings said...

Hey thanks for the Free offshoot. I'm a huge Free fan and had always wanted to hear this album. Also thanks for that Quicksilver Messenger Service album a ways back. Never had heard anything from this group and anticipate becoming a big fan. Bought the official album from Amazon and looking to pick up more of their stuff in the future.

2:53 PM, February 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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I'm Very impressed by your excellent blog.
You are doing everybody a great sevice. Some of these tasty
albums are nearly impossible to find. Also I'm contantly excited about finding out about albums that I haven't heard about.
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Many thanks

7:19 PM, March 29, 2006  
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9:33 AM, April 17, 2009  

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