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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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Parkinson 

1 9 7 1 - 2 0 0 4 (UK) Michael Parkinson was the most successful of the British chat show hosts who proliferated in...

Lou Reed

Born into a wealthy New York Jewish family, Lewis Allen Reed's parents were not best pleased when he began to forsake academia for pop...

Musical Youth

Musical Youth formed in 1979 at Duddeston Manor School in Birmingham, England. The pop/reggae group featured two sets of brothers - Kelvin and Michael Grant,...

When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

Made at an early stage in Anthony Hopkins's film career, this Alistair MacLean adventure gave him a rare opportunity to play an action hero. In...

Year of Living Dangerously, The (1982)

This thriller/romance is set in Indonesia (though filmed in the Philippines) in 1965, just before the fall of the Sukarno regime. Civil war is breaking...

Riviera Police

1 9 6 5 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes A glossy bikini-packed police action drama set in the South of France featuring four main characters played...

Kids Television – Introduction

Before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Tortoises or Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers roamed the Earth, children's television was truly a thing of beauty, simplicity and...

Wheeltappers & Shunters Social Club, The

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) 46 x 45 minute episodes "As regards the sign in the gents which says "Wet Paint". This...