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GERMAN ROCK SCENE - THE CLASH OF AG (BACILLUS)

VARIOUS - GERMAN ROCK SCENE - THE CLASH OF AG 87497
format:
2 CD
release:
16.10.2015
label:
BACILLUS
item ID:
87497
barcode:
4003099685420
German Rock Scene - The Clash Of Ages .connects the early days of the German Rock movement, especially music of the legendary bacillus record label, with the current Psych-/Prog-/Retro- Rock scene in Germany.

To build a bridge between the two eras, Okta Logue, whose style is often referred to as being influenced by '60s psychedelic rock bands, picked their favorite tunes of the bacillus catalogue to shape disc 1 of this outstanding 2CD/2LP rock document.

With exclusive liner notes by one of the last remaining contemporary witnesses, former bacillus records cover designer and book author Helmut Wenske aka Chris Hyde, who became well known for his psychedelic artwork for bands like Nektar.

one are the times when Rock music from Germany was ridiculed. While at the beginning of the seventies still a lot of bands were imitating anglophone role models, others existed at the same time who made themselves independent in style, breaking completely new grounds and becoming pioneers of their own.

The bow is drawn from Amon Düül 2 over Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream to Fehlfarben and D.A.F.

as well as more heavier variations of internationaly successful acts such as Sodom, Helloween, Accept and Rammstein.

To the extent that German musicians became more selfconfident and began marking out their own terrain with exploring chuzpah and artistic adventurousness, the international attention for their work grew.

Rock music from Germany today not only is en vogue. It is established as autonomous shape of interpretation beyond all trends specified by Brits or Americans.

Other German bands - Kadavar or WolveSpirit for example - understood themselves as internationaly from the early beginnings with a not recognizable German origin.

The Rock scene in Germany has come a long way. Completed is the process of assimilation and emancipation, which had started at the end of the sixties.

The urge to imitate transformed into a partnership in creativity. Not only the bands on this compilation shall be thanked but also all of those who have paved the way, artists and bands like The Kentuckys, the Petards, Ihre Kinder, Udo Lindenberg, Can, Grobschnitt, Guru Guru, Abwärts, Faust, Einstürzende Neubauten, Palais Schaumburg, Trio, Atari Teenage Riot, Rausch, Nitrovolt, The Notwist and so on.

Gratitude is owed also to the labels for offering a platform for exposure at an early stage to all of those who were different, labels like Admiral, Pläne or bacillus records.

Music from Germany is so much more than just Boney M. and Silver Convention, more than BAP, Die Toten Hosen or Doro Pesch.

For over forty years now Rock music from Germany has been a multifaceted happening on its own.

And that is something we are allowed to be a little bit proud of, aren't we? Laabs Kowalski Music journalist who writes for Classic Rock Magazine
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. GOOD DAY
  • 1.2. FRAME OF MIND
  • 1.3. I'LL BE BACK
  • 1.4. WHEN I'M HOME
  • 1.5. MELANCHOLIE
  • 1.6. AND I KNOW
  • 1.7. SOUND IN THE AIR
  • 1.8. MOLDAU
  • 1.9. IT'S NOT MY FAULT
  • 1.10. BETWEEN MIDNIGHT
  • 1.11. ALL I REALLY WANT EXPLAIN
  • 1.12. REMEMBER THE FUTURE PART 1 (EDIT)
  • 2.1. '61 SG
  • 2.2. LIVING IN YOUR HEAD
  • 2.3. LOVING DEVOTION
  • 2.4. SHRUBBERY THE WARLOCK
  • 2.5. CAT FLOW
  • 2.6. YOUR KISSES BURN LIKE FIRE
  • 2.7. STEELY SUN
  • 2.8. ANUBIS
  • 2.9. THE YEARS WE GOT ARE NOT ENOUGH
  • 2.10. SHINING
  • 2.11. BRIGHT LIGHTS
  • 2.12. RASCAL GIRL
  • 2.13. SHAMAN SAYS
  • 2.14. FIX ME UP
  • 2.15. NIGHTCRAWL
  • 2.16. MISSING ILLUSIONS