While the Krautrock scene was raging in Germany in the eary 1970s, there was also a band named Grobschnitt. Not a typical kraut band, like Faust or Amon Duul (they were even mentioned as a Yes-clone at some point) they produced an eclectic mix of Kraut, symphonic and psychedelic music, with the highlight being the release of Solar Music Live. A brilliant live album released in 1977 – evolving around a piece cold Solar Music that had evolved over a number of years (first appearing on 1974’s Ballerman).
One of my favourite albums of all times – and a good candidate for a track of the day. Here’s Solar Music I, in one video with Food Sicore, the second track on the album. Please note the brilliant rhythm section, with co-founder Joachim “Eroc” Ehrig on drums and Wolfgang “Popo” Jäger on bass.
As can be seen on the bands web site: all 14 albums will be re-released in February 2015, by Universal music. Each CD will be filled with 79:10 seconds of brilliant music.
Track of the Day: Grobschnitt – Solar Music http://t.co/ZQ3nVzPOhF
Colin Tench, would you agree that these guys were the Corvus Stone of the 1970s?
Grobschnitt sounds like an STD…
Well, if they were British they would’ve been called Rough Cut. Your call…
The best progressive rock band Germany ever had!
Check the closing paragraph of the blog, Henri – we need our contacts at Universal to send out promos 🙂
Klinkt idd als een ruwe kut
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The weirdest live trip there is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Would you like to sit with your bum, on the surface of…. the sun?
en Hitller crap and all shit etc
You should check the re-release with the ’20 lost minutes’. Best improvisation around band member introductions ever recorded. I can only hope it is included in the new remasters.
What re release .coz i thought i got their shit !!
Check the blog post…. last paragraph. 17 CDs, 79:10 minutes each, end of this month 😮
Goodnight, by the way. I was in bed already, I think.
Damn ……….thanks , dont think though
sleep well my friend
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