Monday, November 10, 2008

Amon Düül II - Yeti

My favorite Krautrock album and one of my fav albums of all time, period. Amon Düül II were "the second incarnation of the Amon Duul entity, originally a political commune in Germany that happened to record their extended, drugged-out jam sessions." Yeti's a double album that's one half composed music and one half improvised. It's extremely unique and still blows my mind every time I listen to it.... Wait till you hear the 18 minute long improvised title track.

Julian Cope's take on it:

"The definitive 'progressive' Krautrock double album. This album should be included in the top 50 albums of all time, ever. It destroys the credibility of so many of the so called 'great' progressive bands of this era. It should form part of a European national curriculum and be enshrined as part of our great musical constitution. It is a huge huge success and should be lauded as such. It is absolutely crammed with riffs and rolls without ever drifting into the realms of pretenious meaningless drivel. Think of the great sounds of the Kinks, Stooges, Fairport Convention, Pink Floyd, Can, Traffic etc, mix it all together and chuck it through a mincer and you end up with Yeti. If you think that you know about your musical history then you will need to own a copy of this album."

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