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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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Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The

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Robbery (1967)

It says a lot about Stanley Baker’s versatility that he could go from Accident (1967) to this ultra hard-boiled fictionalised retelling of the Great Train...

Budgie

Hailing from Cardiff in 1967 and taking their cue from Led Zeppelin and Cream, Budgie originally performed as 'Hills Contemporary Grass' and 'Six Ton...

Suicidal Tendencies

Suicidal Tendencies were formed in Venice, California in 1981 as a punk/hardcore band, and virtually came to define the phrase "skate-punk." Vocalist/bandleader Mike Muir earned a...

Dad’s Army

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) 83 x 30 minute episodes The Walmington-On-Sea platoon of the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) - more commonly...

Forty Guns (1957)

When it came to playing tough, cynical dames, few actresses could equal Barbara Stanwyck, who hit her peak as Arizona ranch owner Jessica Drummond in...