Friday, May 15, 2009

'Zabba' Lindner & Carsten Bohn - Voll Bedienung Of Percussion (1974)
"Rare CD reissue of the album recorded in 1974 for Brain by the drummers from Tomorrow's Gift and Frumpy. An excellent and surprising percussion album that stands up along with other classics of the genre (such as the Grateful Dead offshoots Diga Rhythm Band and Rhythm Devils) There are some spaced out moments on this disc and if you want the full Kraut Rock take on percussion then this is certainly it!" (Freak Emporium)

"Two of the most accomplished of Krautrock drummers, integral to the Hamburg scene, Zabba Lindner (from Tomorrow's Gift) and Carsten Bohn (from Frumpy) weren't simply satisfied with making rock music, and between them made one of the most exceptional and innovative of multi-percussion albums. The record VOLL BEDIENUNG OF PERCUSSION (in English "Various Aspects of Percussion") mixed spacious polyphony with dynamic rhythmic structures, ranging from cosmic and gothic realms, via classical and avant-garde musics onto frenzied rock riffing. It covered much more that you'd normally expect from a percussion album. The musicians' backgrounds had given them plenty of scope for creativity and invention, resulting in a wealth of surprises. To promote the LP a live group was formed featuring other renowned drummers like Udo Lindenberg, Mani Neumeier and Lucky Schmidt, as well as international drummers." (Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

1. The Long Way Of Drums
2. Bells & Traffic
3. Manne's Melody
4. Look, Living
5. Discothec - Rassa Lia

Wolfgang "Zabba" Lindner & Carsten Bohn - drums, cymbals, congas, timbales, bongos, glocken, kleine & grosse gongs, pauken, posamento, tamtam, marschtrommeln, tick, tack, klick, klack, bumm, handpercussion, klavier, kirchenchor, orgel, vibraphon


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, another great find from the Hamburg scene!

Just the reviews' translation of "Vollbedienung" is not up to the point ... verbally it's just "full service" and in the 1970ies this was a colloquial term in the "red light districts" of Hamburg, but did not make it into general german slang.

4:10 AM, May 16, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi anon - thanks for the translation, very interesting!

5:02 AM, May 16, 2009  
Anonymous Jeeves said...

Yes, "Full Service of Perc." fits much better. Also possible: "Full Attention of Perc." or "Perc. in Full Operation".

12:31 AM, May 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, I've been looking this for some time.


6:07 PM, May 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:03 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger wildturkey2oo0 said...

Amother gem on the same label as 8 days in april - glad to find it here.

8:44 AM, July 18, 2009  

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