German Oak - German Oak (1972)Talk about "Underground"!
In 1972 five Germans from Düsseldorf took their instruments and some recording gear and actually did go underground, into an old air raid shelter, in an attempt to capture with their music what it must have been like for the ordinary German soldier in the waning days of World War II. It seems they were somewhat successful, the feelings of hopelessness and despair are almost palpable. Long jammy tracks, filled with great lashings of garagey, fuzzed-out guitar. This thing is dark, primitive, brutal - and great!
One note - for some reason Witch & Warlock put the three 'bonus' tracks at the beginning. The album actually starts with track four, "Airalert", so that might be a good place to start listening.
Another note - The last few seconds of the first track, where it sounds like a tape that's been crinkled, that's the way it is on the CD. You could always use an editing program to trim the end or fade it out before you burn or something.
1. Swastika Rising (4:55)
2. The Third Reich (10:18)
3. Shadows Of War: a) Rain Of Destruction b) V1 To London (5:54)
4. Airalert (1:50)
5. Down In The Bunker (17:51)
6. Raid Over Duesseldorf (16:02)
7. 1945 - Out Of The Ashes (2:14)
Wolfgang Franz Czaika - Lead- & Rhythm guitar.
Ullrich Kallweit - Drums, Percussion
Harry Kallweit - Electric bass, voice.
Manfred Uhr - Organ/fuzz-organ, voice
Norbert Luckas - Guitars & noises
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
OK see you later!