I start to re-upload all of them plus some new one now in January 2013. Every thing before that date as been deleted by the authority. Enjoy the music and if you like a band just buy it at your music store.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

GURU GURU / Essen 1970

Essen 1970

LINK:essen

Bit rate: flac

This is an awesome live recording by the best Guru Guru lineup - Ax Genrich on guitar, Mani Neumier on drums, and Uli Trepte on bass. On the short side, only about 38 minutes, that's the only thing wrong with this. The three tunes are from their first two albums, "UFO" and "Hinten". Garden of Delights release with huge booklet. Man these guys were great, highly recommended if you like Guru Guru. Maybe even if you don't!

1. Stone In 12:00
2. Der LSD-Marsch 14:22
3. Bo Diddley 11:27

Guru Guru


Guru Guru

From left: Hans Reffert, Peter Kühmstedt, Mani Neumeier, Roland Schaeffer (2007)
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Krautrock, Experimental rock, Psychedelic rock, Progressive rock
Years active 1968 - present
Website www.guru-guru.com
Members
Mani Neumeier
Hans Reffert
Peter Kühmstedt
Roland Schaeffer
Former members
Uli Trepte
Ax Genrich
and many others

Guru Guru is a German Krautrock band formed in 1968 as The Guru Guru Groove by Mani Neumeier (drums) and Uli Trepte (bass) later joining Jim Kennedy (guitar). In time for their debut in 1970, Ax Genrich had replaced Kennedy to solidify the classic Guru Guru line up.

Music

Guru Guru was both related to the free jazz music scene and both worked with Swiss female pianist Irène Schweizer. Neumeier already won several Jazz-prizes. The band was influenced by rock music, such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Who, Rolling Stones and early Pink Floyd.

Among the band's friends were Amon Düül, Can and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru played jam sessions.

Guru Guru, live in 2007

Frontman Mani Neumeier (drummer and singer) has an original style of playing drums, and is known in the European jazz rock-scene. He was also involved in numerous other projects, as Tiere der Nacht, The Psychedelic Monsterjam, Damo Suzuki's Network, Globe Unity Orchestra, Harmonia, Acid Mothers Guru Guru, Voodootrance & Lover 303.

Social environment

Guru Guru's live performances in the late 1960's and early 1970's were politically left-oriented. They organized concerts together with the Socialist German Student Union, read political texts between the songs, and sometime played at the jails. Their shows were extravagant and anarchistic, some of the musicians lived together in a commune in German Odenwald region, experimented with hallucinogens (one of their songs is titled The LSD March/German: Der LSD-Marsch). Mani Neumeier is one of the organizers of the annual Krautrock-Festival Finkenbach.

Publicity

Guru Guru released over 20 LPs, and over 500,000 copies of their records were sold (all releases together). The band played numerous live concerts, appeared in films, radio and television. In 1976 Guru Guru was the first German band to play live in the TV-show WDR-Rockpalast.

Discography

  • 1970 UFO
  • 1971 Hinten
  • 1972 Känguru
  • 1973 Guru Guru
  • 1973 Don't Call Us, We Call You
  • 1974 Dance of the Flames
  • 1974 Der Elektrolurch(2 LP)
  • 1975 Mani und seine Freunde
  • 1976 Tango Fango
  • 1977 Globetrotter
  • 1978 Live (2 LP)
  • 1979 Hey du
  • 1981 Mani in Germani
  • 1983 Mani Neumeiers neue Abenteuer (aka Guru Mani ... )
  • 1987 Jungle
  • 1988 Guru Guru 88
  • 1988 Live 72
  • 1992 Shake Well – MC
  • 1993 Shake Well
  • 1995 Wah Wah
  • 1996 Mask (limited edition)
  • 1997 Moshi Moshi
  • 1999 Live 98 (3 CD - Set, also on 2 LP)
  • 2000 2000 Gurus
  • 2003 Essen 1970
  • 2005 In the Guru Lounge
  • 2007 Wiesbaden 1972
  • 2008 PSY
  • 2009 Live on tour 2008

Mani Neumeier's discography: see Mani Neumeier


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BRAINTICKET / voyage

Voyage

LINK:voyage

Bit rate flac

"Voyage" continues where "Adventure" left off with more strange sonic cosmos and amazing percussive tones and moods. Essentially "Voyage" was a live in studio jam which got carried away one evening and was captured on tape for the world to enjoy. Once again we are surrounded by the electronic genius of Joel Vandroogenbroeck and his gang of merry men. "Voyage" seems to be more devoted to exploring the percussive side of their music in sharp contrast to "Adventure" and "Celestial Ocean". "Voyage Part 1" would certainly rank as one of my all time electronic Krautrock favs. 3 more bonus tracks have been included as well in the same vein as those found on "Adventure". (James Unger progarchives.com)

1. Voyage Part 1 (19:07)
2. Voyage Part 2 (18:06)
Bonus Tracks:
3. Skyline [Analog 1970] (8:10)
4. Underworld Paths (7:20)
5. Nebula (4:45)

Joel Vandroogenbroeck - Keyboards, Flute, Guitar, Vocals
Hans Deyssenroth - Keyboards, Synthesizers, Computer
Barney Palm - Drums, Percussion, Strange Sounds
Wilhelm Seefeldt - Synthesizers, Computer

Brainticket

Brainticket
Origin Germany
Genres Krautrock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock
Years active 1968–1975
1980–1983
1998–present

Brainticket is a little-known experimental krautrock band.

History

Brainticket originally formed in 1968, consisting of members of Swiss, German, and Italian descent. Although members came and went during their tenure, the most popular lineup consisted of Joel Vandroogenbroeck (organ, flute), Ron Bryer (guitar), Werni Frohlich (bass), Cosimo Lampis (drums), Wolfgang Paap (tabla), Dawn Muir (vocals), Carole Muriel (vocals, zither), and Hellmuth Kolbe (potentiometers, generators, and sound effects).

Brainticket issued three albums before disbanding, but they resurfaced in the early '80s with a pair of albums before disappearing once more. In June 2000, another album titled "Alchemic Universe" came out of the collective.

Discography


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THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS / BBC radio one live


BBC radio one live concert

LINK: BBCradio

01 Here come Cowboys

02 My time
03 President gas
04 Sleep comes
05 The Ghost in you
06 Heaven
07 Like a stranger
08 Alice´s House
09 Heartbeat
10 Forever now

The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs, 2008
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Post-punk
New Wave
Years active 1977–1991
2000–Present
Labels Columbia
Associated acts Love Spit Love
Website Website
Members
Richard Butler
Tim Butler
Former members
John Ashton
Vince Ely
Duncan Kilburn
Roger Morris
Paul Wilson

The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in 1977. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs were one of the more successful acts spawned from the British punk rock scene. Their music went through several phases, from an initially austere art rock sound, later touching on new wave and hard rock. They scored several hits in their early career, but were launched to international attention in 1986 when movie director/writer John Hughes borrowed their song title "Pretty In Pink" for his movie of the same name. More hit songs followed, such as "Heatbreak Beat" and "Ghost In You," before the Psychedelic Furs broke up in 1991. The Butler brothers formed Love Spit Love, and the Psychedlic Furs reformed in 2001.

History

The Psychedelic Furs came together in England's emerging punk scene in 1977, where they were initially called "RKO," then "Radio." They then vacillated between calling themselves "The Europeans" and "The Psychedelic Furs," playing gigs under both names before permanently settling on the latter. The band initially consisted of Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass guitar), Duncan Kilburn (saxophone), Paul Wilson (drums) and Roger Morris (guitars). By 1979, this line up had expanded to a sextet with Vince Ely replacing Wilson on drums and John Ashton being added on guitar.

The Furs debut, a self-titled album from 1980 was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The LP quickly established the band at radio and was a top 20 hit in the UK. The album also found success in Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Australia. The US version of the album was resequenced, but failed to have as strong a commercial impact.

The Furs did find success in the U.S. with their next release, 1981's Talk Talk Talk, which made its debut on the US album charts. In the UK, the album was a solid hit which spun off two charting singles, "Dumb Waiters" and the original version of "Pretty in Pink". The latter song served as inspiration for the 1986 John Hughes film of the same name, and was re-recorded for the platinum-selling soundtrack.

In 1982, the band was reduced to a four-piece with the departures of Morris and Kilburn. The band's remaining members moved permanently to New York City, and they recorded their next album, Forever Now, with producer Todd Rundgren in Woodstock, New York. This album contained "Love My Way", another UK hit and also their first U.S. chart single.

Ely left the band after Forever Now, though he would return for the 1988 single "All That Money Wants" and the 1989 album Book of Days.

The Furs' 1984 release Mirror Moves was produced by Keith Forsey, and featured the songs "The Ghost in You" and "Heaven". Both charted in the UK, and "Heaven" became the band's highest charting UK hit at the time, peaking at #29 - but strangely, "Heaven" was never released as a single in the U.S. Instead, Columbia Records opted for "Here Come Cowboys", despite both international success and heavy MTV airplay for "Heaven". "Here Come Cowboys" failed to chart, but "The Ghost In You" was a hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The band also was hugely popular in Canada as well. CFNY, Toronto's new wave radio station, listed Mirror Moves as the #1 LP of 1984.

By this time, the band had become a staple on both U.S. college and modern rock radio stations. Simultaneously, they were building mainstream success, fairly consistently placing singles in the pop charts on both sides of the Atlantic, though according to biographer Dave Thompson they would "have more impact on future musicians than they ever did in the marketplace".[4]

In 1986, the band recorded a sax-infused version of "Pretty in Pink" for the soundtrack of the film of the same name. Released as a single, it became their biggest hit to that time in the U.S., and their biggest-ever UK hit. Butler later claimed that the success of "Pretty in Pink" caused the band to be pressured into entering the recording studio to record a follow-up release before they were ready. The result was Midnight to Midnight, their biggest Top 40 success to date. A more overtly commercial effort than the Furs had ever recorded before, the album also featured the single "Heartbreak Beat", which skyrocketed up the charts to become their biggest Top 40 U.S. hit. The album also featured drummer Paul Garisto and sax player Mars Williams, both of whom continue to tour with the band.

In the wake of "Midnight To Midnight", the Furs found themselves dissatisfied with their new commercial direction, and subsequently returned to a rawer sound with "All That Money Wants", a 1988 track especially recorded for a best-of compilation album"All Of This And Nothing". 1989's Book of Days also saw a return to the earlier Furs' style and the return of Vince Ely. 1991's World Outside was similarly more of a "back to basics" approach.

From 1988 on, The Furs' steady chart success continued with three #1 hits on the U.S. Modern Rock chart between 1988 and 1991. "All That Money Wants" was a #1 hit in 1988, while "House" topped the chart in 1990, and "Until She Comes" was their final #1 in 1991.

Break-up and reunion

Tim Butler in 2006

The band split in the early 1990s, with the Butler brothers going on to found Love Spit Love together with Richard Fortus and Frank Ferrer. After spending most of the decade apart, Butler and Ashton re-formed The Psychedelic Furs in 2000, and released a live album Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live, which also featured a new studio recording, "Alive (For Once In My Lifetime)." A DVD version of the performance included live versions of "Alive" and three other previously unreleased songs: "Anodyne (Better Days)," "Cigarette" and "Wrong Train."

Since then, lead singer Richard Butler has released a solo album, and has hinted at a possible new Furs album. Currently, the band continues to tour around the world. The current Psychedelic Furs touring lineup is Richard Butler, Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboard), and Paul Garisto (drums).

Discography

Albums

Year Album Label US Chart UK Chart Certifications
RIAA BPI
1980 The Psychedelic Furs Columbia 140 18 Gold
1981 Talk Talk Talk Columbia 89 30 Gold
1982 Forever Now Columbia 44 20 Gold Gold
1984 Mirror Moves Columbia 43 15 Gold Gold
1987 Midnight to Midnight Columbia 29 12 Gold Silver
1989 Book of Days Columbia 138 74
1991 World Outside Columbia 140 68 Silver
Live Albums
1999 Radio 1 Sessions Strange Fruit
2001 Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live Sony
Compilations
1988 All of This and Nothing Columbia 102 67
1994 Here Came The Psychedelic Furs: B Sides and Lost Grooves Sony
1996 In the Pink Sony
1997 Should God Forget: A Retrospective Sony
2001 The Psychedelic Furs: Greatest Hits Sony
2003 Superhits Sony


Singles

Year Title Album Chart Positions
UK[7] Australia U.S. College Airplay U.S. U.S. Modern Rock
1979 "We Love You" The Psychedelic Furs - - 63 - -
1980 "Sister Europe" - 100 49 - -
"Mr. Jones" Talk Talk Talk
("Mr. Jones" was later re-recorded for Talk Talk Talk)
- - 41 - -
1981 "Dumb Waiters" 59 - 32 - -
"Pretty in Pink" 43 - 22 - -
1982 "Love My Way" Forever Now 42 23 1 44 -
"Run and Run" - - 41 - -
1984 "Heaven" Mirror Moves 29 - 4 - -
"The Ghost in You" 68 - 1 59 -
"Here Come Cowboys" - - - - -
1986 "Pretty in Pink" (re-recording) Pretty in Pink soundtrack 18 - 1 41 -
1987 "Heartbreak Beat" Midnight to Midnight - 26 1 26 -
"Angels Don't Cry" - - 53 - -
"Shock" - - 2 - -
1988 "All That Money Wants" All of This and Nothing 75 - 1 - 1
1989 "Should God Forget" Book of Days - - 6 - 8
1990 "House" - - 3 - 1
1991 "Until She Comes" World Outside - - 1 - 1
"Don't Be a Girl" - - 5 - 13
2001 "Alive (For Once in My Lifetime)"
(only released as a promotional single)
Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live
("Alive" was a studio recorded track while the rest of the album was from a live concert)
- - 38 - -


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PINK FLOYD / broadcasting from Europe 1

Broacastind in Paris.

LINK: pinkfloyd


* Theatre des Champs Elysées, Paris, France (1970-01-23)
01. Introduction
02. The Violent Sequence
03. The Amazing Pudding

*Palais des Sports, Lyon, France (1971-06-12)
04. Set the Controls from The Heart Of the Sun
05. Cymbaline
06. Atom Heart Mother (with orchestra)

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PINK FLOYD - Live at Oude-Ahoy Hallen (Rotterdam 1967)

Rotterdam

LINK:rotterdam


1. Reaction in G 4:07
2. Pow r toc h 11:11
3. An old woman with a casket 4:38
4. Set the controls for the heart of the sun 8:52
5. Interstellar overdrive 14:01

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PINK FLOYD / zabriskie point session

Zabriskie point session

LINK:zabriskie


01 - Rain In The Country Take One
02 - The Violent Sequence Take One
03 - The Red Queen Theme Take One

04 - Fingal's Cave Take One

05 - Theme Take Two

06 - Rain In The Country Take Two
07 - Love Scene Take One

08 - Love Scene Take Two

09 - Blues Scene Take One
10 - Fingal's Cave Take Two

11 - Love Scene Take Three

12 - Love Scene Take Four

13 - The Red Queen Theme Take Two

14 - Crumbling Land Take One

15 - Unknown Song Take One



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PATTI SMITH / the last show

The last show

LINK:lastshow


01 - Introduction (6:05)
02 - False start (2:20)
03 - False start (0:42)
04 - When The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game (3:38)
05 - Kimberly The Tide Is High Kimberly (7:50)
06 - False start (0:32)
07 - False start (0:59)
08 - Pale Blue Eyes (5:32)
09 - The first time I ever came to CBGBs (1:28)
10 - Marquee Moon (3:07)
11 - We Three (6:37)
12 - Distant Fingers (5:17)
13 - We're endorsed by Fender (1:19)
14 - Introduction to new song (2:24)
15 - False start (1:36)
16 - Without Chains (6:05)
17 - Ghost Dance (5:09)
18 - Birdland (10:07)
19 - Meg Griffin post set 1 (1:19)
20 - Meg Griffin intermission (4:05)
21 - Meg Griffin introduction to set 2 (0:33)
22 - Tuning (2:01)
23 - Sonic Reducer (4:08)
24 - Redondo Beach (Flea) (4:44)
25 - Patti's intro to Free Money (1:31)
26 - Free Money (6:09)
27 - Pissing In A River (5:23)
28 - Gimme Shelter (5:21)
29 - Banter (4:36)
30 - Space Monkey (4:40)
31 - Ramones medley (6:55)
32 - Ain't It Strange (6:53)
33 - So You Want To Be (a Rock 'n' Roll star) (6:20)
34 - Patti you're my musical hero (1:41)
35 - Rock 'n' Roll Nigger (9:17)
36 - Babelogue (2:04)
37 - Happy Birthday Flea (0:36)
38 - For Your Love (5:08)
39 - My Generation (7:26)
40 - Meg Griffin pre encore (4:24)
41 - Return to the stage (3:36)
42 - Land (11:41)43 - Gloria (6:20)
44 - Last song intro (1:08)
45 - Elegie (5:53)
46 - Meg Griffin post show (1:43)

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MOTHER JANE / come alive


Come alive

LINK:comealive

Bit rate: flac


Founded in 1993 by Klaus Hess, Mother Jane sounds a whole lot like the 1970's Jane, heavy and melodic. This disc features material recorded in Switzerland in 1999. The band does old Jane classics like "Windows", "Daytime", "Hangman", "Spain" and "Redskin", plus some impressive new material. Well I guess it was new in 1999! Bassist Kai Schiering's vocals are awesome, the musicianship is spectacular, the sound is OK. The crowd noises seem a little intrusive at times, but only add to the general stoned 70's vibe that is alright by me. Almost 80 minutes of sweet Jane goodness, a must-have for all Jane fans.

1. Out Of Control
2. Spain
3. Redskin
4. Together We Are Stand
5. Emotion
6. So Solong
7. Take It
8. Hangman
9. Daytime
10. Way To Paradise
11. Silence
12. Windows
13. Nightmare
14. Windows II

Klaus Hess - Guitar, Vocals
Kai Schiering - Bass
Jaye - Drums, Vocals
Klaus Henatsch - Keyboards, Vocals

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THE MISSION / masque

Masque

LINK:masque

Password: historyofthe80s

Thank you history of the 80s for the link.90% of your cd or lp are the same that I have or had.I move a lot and my lp disappear a little bit every move I make.

Tracklist:
01. Never Again
02. Shades Of Green (Part 2)
03. Even You May Shine
04. Trail Of Scarlet
05. Spider And The Fly
06. She Conjures Me Wings
07. Sticks And Stones
08. Like A Child Again
09. Who Will Love Me Tomorrow
10. You Make Me Breathe
11. From One Jesus To Another
12. Until There's Another Sunrise

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THE MISSION / grains of sand

Grains of sand

LINK:grainsifsand

bite rate: 192 kps

Password: historyofthe80s



Tracklist:
01. Hands Across The Ocean
02. The Grip Of Disease
03. Divided We Fall
04. Mercenary
05. Mr. Pleasant
06. Kingdom Come (Forever And Again)
07. Heaven Sends You
08. Swet Smile Of A Mystery
09. Tower Of Strength (The Casbah Mix)
10. Butterfly On A Wheel (Troubadour Mix)
11. Love
12. Bird Of Passage

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

EMBRYO / opal 1970

Opal 1970

LINK: opal


01. Opal (2:41)

02. You don't know what's happening (4:48)

03. Revolution (4:32)

04. Glockenspiel (5:04)

05. Gotnotime (1:30)

06. Call (3:31)

07. End of soul (4:08)

08. People from out the space (7:31)

09. You better have some fun (2:35)

10. Läuft (26:30)



Better known for their (often great) "world" oriented jazz-rock, EMBRYO had begun in a slightly different style with "Opal", that sounds almost like a jazzier and almost only instrumental version of the early AMON DÜÜL II. Even if there's saxophone in every track (and I rarely loke saxo) I love the sound, and there are plenty of inventions in the compositions, it's a very good album, and it's really not too jazz oriented. Maybe it's a little "too intelligent", you may understand what I mean listening to it.
From the numerous recordings EMBRYO made, I strongly recommend "RockSession" - I don't know yet if it will be in this selection.

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NEKTAR / remember the futur

LINK: rememberthefutur


Back again.
With a second album by NEKTAR, remember I've posted their excellent first album sooner. It's amazing that after a rather good second album, the 3rd one xas absolutely shitty. More surprising then was this extraordinary concept album.
I think there will be 2 categories of people : those who'll love it, and those who'll hate it. The album consists in 2 long "progressive krautrock" tracks (one on each side), sung in the typical progressive way that you may not like. In my opinion, some moments sound so great that the worst moments are quickly forgotten (the beginning is probably the worst!). I'm personnaly impressed by the technical skills, NEKTAR were obviously the kind of musicians that punk rocker wanted to kill! And the album evolves beautifully towards a surprising end : a 5 minutes near disco-funk rock - remember that it was composed in 1972, from this point of view I think NEKTAR were ahead of their time.

Nektar

Nektar
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres Progressive Rock
Space Rock
Years active 1969-1982
2000-Present
Labels Current:
Dream Nebula
Bellaphon
Former:
United Artists
Passport
Decca
Polydor
Ariola
Bacillus
Associated acts The Peeps
Rainbows
Message
Snowball
Grand Alliance
Roye Albrighton (Solo)
Website www.nektarsmusic.com
Members
Roye Albrighton
Ron Howden
Klaus Henatch
Peter Pichl
Former members
Derek Mo Moore
Alan Taff Freeman
Mick Brockett
Keith Walters
Larry Fast
Dave Nelson
Carmine Rojas
Dave Prater
Randy Dembo
Tom Hughes

Nektar is a 1970s English progressive rock band originally based in Germany.

History

The band formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1969, members included Englishmen Roye Albrighton on guitars and vocals, Allan "Taff" Freeman on keyboards (Allan's son Alain Freeman is still living in Hamburg, Germany and is an owner of a travel-office), Derek "Mo" Moore on bass, Ron Howden on drums, and Mick Brockett on lights, special effects and other miscellanea. Songwriting was always considered a group effort.

The band's early albums such as Journey to the Centre of the Eye, ...Sounds Like This and A Tab in the Ocean were obscure psychedelic rock albums that won the band a small but growing cult following, based largely on word of mouth. The last of those albums was the first Nektar album to be released in the U.S., on the small Passport Records label.

It was Nektar's second U.S. release, Remember the Future (1973), that propelled the band briefly into mass popularity. A concept album about a blind boy who communicates with an extraterrestrial being, the music was a big leap forward for the band with a much more melodic sound than on previous albums. It shot into the Top 20 album charts in the U.S. The follow up album, Down to Earth (1974), was another concept album with a circus theme; it also sold well, breaking into the Top 40 album charts and included Nektar's only song to chart on the Billboard singles charts, "Astral Man". The next album, Recycled (1975), was stylistically close to bands like Gentle Giant and is considered by many fans to be Nektar's finest moment. Nektar's first major-label release, Magic is a Child (1977) was more eclectic, although with shorter songs and fairly straightforward rhythms-but many fans thought it was too pop-oriented; lyrically the album covered a wide range of subjects from Norse mythology and magic to more down to earth subjects like railroads and truck drivers. But there are some fans who considered the album a misfire and it proved to be the end of Nektar's brief popularity, although a few more albums were released, mostly live albums and compilations.

When the Nektar back catalog was first released on compact disc in the early 1990s, the wrong master(the quad rear channel mix)was used for the Bellaphon CD release of Remember the Future, infuriating many fans.[who?] The mix practically buried Roye Albrighton's lead guitar. Although this was corrected in later CD releases, those looking for Nektar's music on CD should be aware of this if buying used CDs. One way to ensure that the correct master was utilized is to verify that the CD contains "bonus tracks".

Nektar regrouped in 2002 and headlined NEARfest (opposite Steve Hackett) with a full line-up including synthesizer wizard Larry Fast. They also released their first album of new material since the 1970s, "The Prodigal Son". They followed this release up in 2004 with "Evolution". Recent members of Nektar have included Randy Dembo on bass, and Tom Hughes on Hammond organ alongside original members Albrighton and Howden. Dembo and Hughes left in August, 2006 citing communication problems, money issues, personality issues and trust in the management issues. All of Nektar's back catalogue has either been remastered and re-released or is in the process of being so. This includes A Tab in the Ocean which now features the original 1972 German mix, as well as an alternate 1976 "American" mix, Remember the Future with two bonus tracks in the form of two radio promo singles. The re-issue of Recycled features the original album release mix, and an alternate mix by Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, something many fans found akin to hearing the music for the first time. Nektar's re-issue of Down to Earth contains seven bonus tracks, including hilarious out-takes by Robert Calvert. The re-issue of Magic Is a Child (an album which did not feature founding member Roye Albrighton) features amazingly clear sound, and four bonus tracks including a live-from-the radio version of "Midnight Light".

In 2006, the band found new management (Roy Clay) to replace The Eclectic Records staff, playing "Prog fests" around the globe on a part-time basis, and occasionally appearing in some of their old haunts in the New Jersey/New York area. Mr Clay was subsequently released from management duties early 2007 after a dispute over financial matters.

The band also embarked on the production of a new album Book of Days. The album was released on May 16, 2008 on the Bellaphon Label.

In mid-2007 a solo tour was undertaken by lead singer Roye Albrighton to be followed by a full band tour of Europe (primarily Germany), and scheduled by a European-based promoter,but they had to postpone as extra funds were needed to complete the new album.

Discography

Studio Albums

Compilation Albums

Live Albums

DVD Releases

Singles

Year Title Billboard Hot 100 U.S Mainstream Rock UK Top 100 Album
1973 "Do You Believe in Magic?" - - - ...Sounds Like This
1974 "What Ya Gonna Do?" - - -
"Remember the Future (Edit)" - - - Remember the Future
"Fidgety Queen'" - - - Down to Earth
"Astral Man" 91 - -
1975 "Flight to Reality" - - - Recycled
2005 "Always" - - - Evolution


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GURU GURU / kanguru

Kanguru

Bit rate 256 kps

LINK:kanguru


In my opinion, GURU GURU's "Kan-Guru" is their best album and a good start in true krautrock, with their typical "Hendrixian" touch in the guitar playing style (crazy noises, very weird treatment). It's more accessible than their debut "Ufo" (a kind of pre- TRHOBBING GRISTLE) and more exciting than they made later (they've turned to jazz rock). One track appeared in my "Krautrock for beginners 4".

Guru Guru

Guru Guru

From left: Hans Reffert, Peter Kühmstedt, Mani Neumeier, Roland Schaeffer (2007)
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Krautrock, Experimental rock, Psychedelic rock, Progressive rock
Years active 1968 - present
Website www.guru-guru.com
Members
Mani Neumeier
Hans Reffert
Peter Kühmstedt
Roland Schaeffer
Former members
Uli Trepte
Ax Genrich
and many others

Guru Guru is a German Krautrock band formed in 1968 as The Guru Guru Groove by Mani Neumeier (drums) and Uli Trepte (bass) later joining Jim Kennedy (guitar). In time for their debut in 1970, Ax Genrich had replaced Kennedy to solidify the classic Guru Guru line up.

Music

Guru Guru was both related to the free jazz music scene and both worked with Swiss female pianist Irène Schweizer. Neumeier already won several Jazz-prizes. The band was influenced by rock music, such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Who, Rolling Stones and early Pink Floyd.

Among the band's friends were Amon Düül, Can and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru played jam sessions.

Guru Guru, live in 2007

Frontman Mani Neumeier (drummer and singer) has an original style of playing drums, and is known in the European jazz rock-scene. He was also involved in numerous other projects, as Tiere der Nacht, The Psychedelic Monsterjam, Damo Suzuki's Network, Globe Unity Orchestra, Harmonia, Acid Mothers Guru Guru, Voodootrance & Lover 303

Social environment

Guru Guru's live performances in the late 1960's and early 1970's were politically left-oriented. They organized concerts together with the Socialist German Student Union, read political texts between the songs, and sometime played at the jails. Their shows were extravagant and anarchistic, some of the musicians lived together in a commune in German Odenwald region, experimented with hallucinogens (one of their songs is titled The LSD March/German: Der LSD-Marsch). Mani Neumeier is one of the organizers of the annual Krautrock-Festival Finkenbach.

Publicity

Guru Guru released over 20 LPs, and over 500,000 copies of their records were sold (all releases together). The band played numerous live concerts, appeared in films, radio and television. In 1976 Guru Guru was the first German band to play live in the TV-show WDR-Rockpalast.

Discography

  • 1970 UFO
  • 1971 Hinten
  • 1972 Känguru
  • 1973 Guru Guru
  • 1973 Don't Call Us, We Call You
  • 1974 Dance of the Flames
  • 1974 Der Elektrolurch(2 LP)
  • 1975 Mani und seine Freunde
  • 1976 Tango Fango
  • 1977 Globetrotter
  • 1978 Live (2 LP)
  • 1979 Hey du
  • 1981 Mani in Germani
  • 1983 Mani Neumeiers neue Abenteuer (aka Guru Mani ... )
  • 1987 Jungle
  • 1988 Guru Guru 88
  • 1988 Live 72
  • 1992 Shake Well – MC
  • 1993 Shake Well
  • 1995 Wah Wah
  • 1996 Mask (limited edition)
  • 1997 Moshi Moshi
  • 1999 Live 98 (3 CD - Set, also on 2 LP)
  • 2000 2000 Gurus
  • 2003 Essen 1970
  • 2005 In the Guru Lounge
  • 2007 Wiesbaden 1972
  • 2008 PSY
  • 2009 Live on tour 2008

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