Monday, May 12, 2008

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.

Track List:
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!


Anonymous Aveek said...

Great album, sounds even better in FLAC. A request for nexrt week's post (if I'm allowed to do so):

Odin - Live At The Maxim, if you have this.

Thanks for all your hard work!


10:49 AM, May 12, 2008  
Blogger Don O. said...

Thanks GarColga! This is indeed a great album, especially in lossless format. I'll second the previous poster - anything by Odin would be great.

Don O.

1:17 PM, May 12, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an amazing album, GarColga! Congratulations.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

7:26 PM, May 12, 2008  
Blogger Mikhail said...


2:28 AM, May 13, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome back and as I see with better sound.
thank you for this.


7:20 AM, May 14, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really apreciate your work dude, thank you very much

4:09 PM, May 14, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome !!

10:31 PM, May 20, 2008  
Blogger db said...

great music!
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for rare PSYCH, PROG, soul, jazz, funk, brazil & latin records!

11:19 PM, May 21, 2008  
Blogger Bilek said...

I don't know where my mind was when you first posted this one (in lossless; because I had already DL'ed the mp3 rip). That reminds me of one more thing: I think I need to check your entire archive, because there seems to be a hell lotta treasures which may have escaped my attention!
Thank you for reminding me of this.
Keep up the good work!

7:25 AM, March 08, 2010  
Blogger edison007 said...

glad to see youre still at it man. i got this from u way back in 08', but lost a couple hard drives. came back to see if you had archives up and blammo! thanks man!

10:17 AM, August 21, 2010  
Blogger Claudião said...

HI. Music one is Borken.

3:21 PM, August 22, 2010  

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