|#||Artist||Song (click to play)||Album||Year||CD label|
|1||Gomorrha||Titish Child||I Turned to See Whose Voice it Was||1972||Repertoire|
|Hard-rock/prog with great swirling organs and two guitars. There are about middle of the road when it comes to complexity and adventurousness. Reminds me a bit of Virus, Deep Purple, Jody Grind. There is a noticeable American blues rock influence throughout most of the album. Decent and recommended for those looking for a progressive hard rock album.|
|2||Amon Duul II||Archangels Thunderbird & The Return of Ruebezahl||Yeti||1970||Warner|
This is a godhead of psychedelic rock and German progressive music. The most
obvious influence and comparison is early Pink Floyd, especially on the long
space improvisations. Some hints of Hendrix's more psychedelic moments and a
little Hawkwind, Jefferson Airplane, Can. An essential piece of any Krautrock
or progressive music collection.
Amon Duul II - unofficial home page
|3||Out of Focus||What Can a Poor Man Do (But to be a Streetfighting Man)||Out of Focus||1971||Kuckuck|
|Out of Focus' 2nd of 3 great releases. Psychedelic progressive jazz rock. Comparable to Eiliff. The music shifts nicely between jazz rock improvs to hard rock complex progressive.|
Kraftwerk's first album after the pre-Kraftwerk album Organisation - Tone Float.
Innovative, experimental, spacey electronics. And it rocks, too. The liberal
use of flute gives it a very approachable and warm sound. The music is very
dynamic and well-developed. Widely considered to be their best release.
|5||Guru Guru||Oxymoron||Kanguru||1972||Metronome / Brain|
|Guru Guru's third essential release, and probably the best starting point for someone wanting to check out the band. Features the amazing guitar work of Ax Genrich, who has at least 2 guitar overdubs going at once. Fuzz guitar, slide guitar, soaring leads, crunchy chords, freaky vocals. Did I mention guitar? A great album.|