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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,...

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...

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...

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 -...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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King Kong (1976)

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Kersplat!

1 9 9 1 (UK) 9 x 10 minute episodes Channel 4  produced this truly bizarre live-action journey into the world of comics and graphic novels presented...

Mighty Baby

From the blazing psychedelia of their blistering self-titled debut album (November 1969) to the mellow sounds of their swansong, A Jug Of Love (1971), Mighty...

Queensrÿche

Formed in 1981 outside Seattle, Washington, Queensrÿche were one of the most artistic and creative of the hard rock bands during the decade, and...

Laughing Clowns

As co-founder of The Saints, Ed Kuepper was the musical backbone of the group that was playing punk music in Brisbane, Australia, in 1975....

Nguyen Van Thieu

1 9 0 5 - 2 0 0 1 President of South Vietnam between 1967 and 1975. He headed the South Vietnamese government during the...

Graduate

Generally lumped in with the late 70s Ska Revival/Mod Revival due to their suits and their atypical almost-hit Elvis Should Play Ska, this Bath-based five-piece deserved better. Sharing...

Adventures of Peter Simple, The

1 9 5 7 (UK) 6 x 25 minute episodes This early BBC series was aimed at family audiences and recounted the adventures of the titular young...