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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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Aladdin (1992)

When street urchin Aladdin (voiced by Scott Weinger) releases a genie (voiced by Robin Williams) from a magic oil lamp, he uses its powers...

Gilligan’s Island

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) Nobody expected Gilligan's Island to survive its first few weeks. Not the cast. Not the network. Certainly not...

Harold and Maude (1971)

Harold Chasen (Bud Cort) is a repressed 16-year-old whose main outlets are attending funerals of people he didn't know and the staging of elaborate...

Revolutionary, The (1970)

A compelling portrayal by Jon Voight of a political subversive makes this worth the effort of watching. As "A", he moves from handing out revolutionary...

Coronation Street

1 9 6 0 - Current (UK) Millions x 30 minute episodes The most successful soap opera in the history of British television is set in a...

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Although collaborators like writer Arthur C Clarke and effects gurus Wally Veevers and Douglas Trumbull were important to the success of 2001, the film is...

Gung Ho (1986)

Before he made the likes of Apollo 13 (1995), Ron Howard directed this small but often enjoyable comedy. When car factory foreman Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice, Batman)...

Yus My Dear

1 9 7 6 (UK) 19 x 30 minute episodes In this sequel to Romany Jones Wally and Lily Briggs have "gorn up in the world" from a gypsy...