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Agitation Free

Formed in 1967 as Agitation, this Berlin group was integral to the scene that also birthed Tangerine Dream. But unlike Tangerine Dream, they had to...

Ashra/Ash Ra Tempel

Classically trained guitarist Manuel Göttsching started his career under the name Ash Ra Tempel in 1970. The most shamelessly psychedelic of the Kraütrock bands, their...

Brainticket

As enthusiasts are aware, Kraütrock encompasses wildly disparate musical tendencies. But if you tend to the freak-out side and want the opposite of the amorphous ambience/mellifluous...

Can

Formed in Cologne in July 1968, Can surfed the first wave of German innovators, with their debut album Monster Movie referencing Pink Floyd and Hendrix in the context of a...

Cluster/Kluster

With German youth crying out for their own brand of heroes, it was unsurprising that Philips signed Cluster in early 1971. Having birthed the Ash Ra...

Faust

In the early seventies, Germany's progressive music scene became known in Europe and the US as 'Krautrock', a faintly pejorative tag coined by the...

Kraütrock

For those who were there in 1971, the shock of seeing Faust's eponymous debut LP remains starkly etched in the mind's eye. You could see...

Neu!

Formed in 1971 in Dusseldorf, this archetypal Kraütrock band was actually a duo comprising guitar wiz Michael Rother and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Klaus Dinger, both previously with Kraftwerk. Dinger's mechanical,...

Tangerine Dream

There were two turning points for West Berlin art student-turned-rock guitarist Edgar Froese. The first was working with - and writing music for -...

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One Spy Too Many (1966)

The third of a number of feature films spun off from the hit TV series The Man from UNCLE, this lazy effort comprises situations from...

Manhunter, The

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) 22 x 60 minute episodes Quinn Martin finally found a way to recycle all the old...

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Peck won a Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Atticus Finch - a lawyer in a small Southern town who defends a...

Mike Hammer

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) 1 x 120 minute episode 46 x 60 minute episodes This crime drama series was based on the...

Logan’s Run (1976)

A good example of what passed for Sci-Fi before Star Wars (1977) was released. A real 70s vision of the future. It's the 23rd century (a century after...

Armchair Thriller

1 9 7 8 (UK) 26 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 8 0 (UK) 28 x 30 minute episodes Armchair Thriller screened twice weekly in 1978 and 1980, with each...

Psychiatrist, The

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 1 (USA) Dr James Whitman (Roy Thinnes) is not your ordinary run-of-the-couch psychiatrist. He is tall, blonde...

Family Fortunes

1 9 8 0 - 2 0 0 2 (UK) ATV bought the British rights to an American game show called Family Feud and re-presented it as Family Fortunes in...