January 3, 2007 Playlist

"Mekanik Destruktiw Kmmandoh" by Magma (1973)
Magma  "Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh"  1973 (France)
This album is usually classified as "progressive rock" but it's another one of those weird records that doesn't quite fit into any category. Some wags have referred to it as a "Klingon opera," although the alien language they sing in is actually called Kobaian!  Besides opera, the modal minimalism of John Coltrane's early 60's quartet was another key influence on the group's driving creative force, master drummer Christian Vander.  His group's unique combination of sounds has influenced an entire (mostly European) school of music, called "Zeuhl" after the home world of Kobaian mythology.

The Music of 1973

Pink Floyd - Speak To Me - Breathe / On The Run
Genesis - I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Todd Rundgren - When The Shit Hits The Fan - Sunset Blvd. / La Feel Internacionale
Alice Cooper - Hello Hooray 
Queen - Keep Yourself Alive
New York Dolls - Looking For A Kiss
KISS - Deuce
Rush - Need Some Love
The Mothers (Frank Zappa) - Dirty Love
Black Oak Arkansas - Hot Rod (live)
Jefferson Airplane - Twilight Double Leader (live)
Pink Fairies - City Kids
Iggy & the Stooges - Shake Appeal
Gentle Giant - The Advent Of Panurge
Curved Air - U.H.F.
King Crimson - Lark's Tongues In Aspic (part 2)
Magma - Nebehr Gudahtt / Mekanik Kommandoh  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Can - Moonshake
Walter Wegmueller - Die Kraft
Kraftwerk - Kristallo
Brian Eno - Needles In The Camel's Eye
Gong - The Pot Head Pixies
Hawkwind - Orgone Accumulator (live)
James Brown - Funky President
Curtis Mayfield - Future Shock
Sly & the Family Stone - I Don't Know (Satisfaction)
Led Zeppelin - The Crunge
Kool & the Gang - Hollywood Swinging
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Rasta Man Chant
Stevie Wonder - Too High
Caravan - The Dog, The Dog, He's At It Again
Steely Dan - King Of The World
The Guess Who - The Watcher
Tom Waits - Lonely
Maureen McGovern - The Morning After (Theme from The Poseidon Adventure)

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