January 16, 2008 Playlist

"Samtvogel" by Günter Schickert (1975)
Günter Schickert  "Samtvogel"  1975 (Germany)
We seem to be on a bit of a German/aleatoric/avant-garde vibe with the show lately, so here's a strange but interesting record from the "krautrock" scene.  Basically, Schickert is a guitarist who's totally hung up on his echo box.  Aside from this album, he made another record with a group called GAM and some more CD's of ancient recordings have turned up in the Internet age.  If you dig the Samtvogel sound, Achim Reichel made similar records in the 70's under the handle A.R. & Machines.
I couldn't find any Schickert video, so instead here's four klassik krautrock klips:
First, a Popol Vuh improvisation;  next, here's a ridiculously trippy clip from Dies Irae;  before Ralf Hutter & Florian Schneider founded Kraftwerk they played in a group called Organisation;  and finally, legendary German drummer Mani Neumeier's jazzy-jammy Guru Guru.

(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request
Artist Song Album Year Country
Jethro Tull Minstrel In The Gallery Minstrel In The Gallery 1975 UK
Genesis (R) The Fountain Of Salmacis Nursery Cryme 1971 UK
Phil Manzanera (with Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt) East of Echo Diamond Head 1975 UK
Vanishing Kids Bright As Night Skies In Your Eyes (N) 2007 (Bright As Night) USA
Yes The Prophet Time And A Word 1970 UK
Gryphon Checkmate Red Queen To Gryphon Three 1974 UK
Gentle Giant I Lost My Head Interview 1976 UK
Deuter Babylon D
1971 Germany
Mahavishnu Orchestra (John McLaughlin) Miles Out Inner Worlds 1976 UK
Return To Forever (Chick Corea) Majestic Dance Romantic Warrior 1976 USA
The Stark Reality Roller Coaster Now (compilation CD) rec. 1970 USA
Pharoah Sanders (with Sonny Sharrock)
Izipho Zam Izipho Zam
Neil Young The Old Laughing Lady Neil Young 1968 Canada
Neil Young Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield remake) Trans 1982 Canada
Neil Young & Crazy Horse The Loner (live) Live Rust 1979 Canada/USA
Neil Young
Dirty Old Man Chrome Dreams II (N) 2007 (Reprise) Canada
The Guess Who It's My Pride Nuggets II (various artists CD box set)
1966 Canada
The Guess Who Goin' A Little Crazy So Long, Bannatyne
1971 Canada
Günter Schickert
Wald Samtvogel
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