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Amon Duul II

This Munich-based musical commune released several albums as simply Amon Duul during the sixties before adding the suffix ‘II’ in 1969 for their first international major label release, Phallus Dei (“God’s penis”).

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They represent an almost Prog Rock element of the German music scene, displayed clearly on disc one of their second album Yeti (1970) in concise rock tracks, notably the fuzzed-out Eyeshaking King and Archangels Thunderbird with powerful female vocalist Renate in top form.

On disc two they stretch out with trippy improvisations featuring walls of feedback and largely intuitive time changes. By 1977’s Almost Alive the band were producing syrupy, near MOR fare a million miles removed from the brain-scrambling Yeti.

Renate Knaup-Kroetenschwanz
Vocals
John Weinzierl
Guitar, vocals
Chris Karrer
Violin, guitar, vocals, sax
Peter Leopold
Drums
Falk Rogner
Keyboards
Dave Anderson
Bass
Schrat
Bongos, vocals
Dieter Serfas
Drums
Holger Trulzsch
Percussion
Christian Buchard
Vibes