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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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SuperTed

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Too Hot To Handle (1960)

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Ted Heath

As a bandleader, Ted Heath was responsible for introducing the British public to many top singers of the 50s, including Dickie Valentine, Lita Rosa...

Budgie

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