Krokodil - The Psychedelic Tapes (1970 - 1972)Well I wasn't able to find out much about this on the internet, and by that I mean I couldn't find a review to copy and paste! Oh well.
1970-1972 were the psychedelic years of the mighty Krokodil from Switzerland who made the stunning psychedelic kraut rock album "An Invisible World Revealed". During this early period the band recorded a lot of magical songs both live (3 tracks) and in the studio (5 tracks) which are now after more than 30 years released on CD. Long trippy space rock with a West Coast/Kraut Rock edge, featuring fluid acid guitar work, flute and effects. The CD includes a great version of Pharoah Sanders' "The Creator Has a Master Plan", which surprisingly doesn't sound all that jazzy, a live 30 minute version of "Odyssey In Om" from their landmark album "An Invisible World Revealed" - about a third of this is a bass/percussion extravaganza. On the hard rock side is a live version of "Marzipan" from the album "Getting Up For The Morning". The three "Stehaufmädchen" tracks are very interesting, but also real short. "You're Still a Part of Me" is a live version of the song from their 1969 debut album and has a great late 60's bluesy/psych vibe. The last track, "Raga" is some cool sounding Sitar work.
Anyway this is a very good CD and if you like "An Invisible World Revealed" this is a totally worthwhile addition to your collection.
1. The Creator Has a Master Plan - 1970 (9:22)
2. Stehaufmädchen Part 1 - 1970 (1:05)
3. Marzipan (Live) - 1972 (8:02)
4. Stehaufmädchen Part 2 - 1970 (1:04)
5. You're Still a Part of Me (Live) - 1972 (5:44)
6. Stehaufmädchen Part 3 - 1970 (1:06)
7. Odyssey in Om (Live) - 1972 (30:29)
8. Raga - 1971 (3:16)
Terry Stevens - Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Hardy Hepp - Violin, Piano, Recorder, Vocals
Düde Dürst - Drums, Congas, Vocals
Walty Anselmo - Sitar, Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Mojo Weideli - Mouthharp, Flute, Percussion, Vocals
EAC-FLAC-LOG-CUE-SCANS (600dpi) 392 MB
Part 1__Part 2__Part 3__Part 4
Next week, then! Comments appreciated.