Amon Duul II
This inventive act evolved out of a commune based in Munich, Germany. The collective spilt into two factions in 1968 following an appearance at the Essen Song Days Festival where that supported the Mothers Of Invention and the Fugs. The political wing, known as Amon Düül, did record four albums, but Amon Düül II was recognized as the musical faction. Drawing inspiration from the radical US west coast bands and early Pink Floyd, the troupes modus operandi mixed schizophrenic lyricism, open-ended improvisation and piercing riffs, which during live shows were bathed in an awe-inspiring light-show.
Renate Knaup-Krötenschwanz (vocals/percussion), John Weinzierl (guitar/bass), Falk Rogner (organ), Dave Anderson (bass), Dieter Serfas (drums), Peter Leopold (drums) and Shrat (percussion) completed Phallus Dei in 1969 with the aid of Christian Burchard (vibes) and Holger Trulzsch (percussion). The first of several albums...