A Little History of Krautrock Rising 9. Faust The Greatest Gimmick of All. Tangerine Dream – Froese’s Paranoia – from “Electronic Meditation”. So, big thanks then to Evan Levine at the Swan Fungus blog for doing just that with the rare-as-hens-teeth Krautrocksampler by Julian Cope. Krautrocksampler [Julian Cope] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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His list of 50 top Krautrock records leaves out canonical records like Can’s Future Days as well as bands like Agitation Free that were uncovered more recently.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. So if that review is godlike and I don’t know it, disregard everything I wrote.

A Krautrock Sampler

I’ve downloaded at least 30 Krautrock albums in the last 24 hours, and I don’t even want to think about how frustrating an experience reading this book would have been back in the days when I couldn’t do such a thing, and had to hit up record stores in the often-fruitless quest to locate some of thse obscurities.

How about an expanded reissue of this bad boy, eh? Cope’s approach is that of the fanboy, a headlong rush to preach the Krautrock gospel and convert the uninitiated. Their line-up has changed many times over the years, the only constant being founding member Edgar Froese and unlike other bands, such as Kraftwerk, they have been more successful at adapting their style over time and in recent years have shifted towards electronic dance music.

Sti While it is undeniably important in the popularization of Krautrock, it’s less useful for a contemporary reader.


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Rest assured, I will eventually buy many of these albums the Can and Neu! Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Check this thing out–but try to avoid getting soaked on Ebay in the process. If you’re into it, it’s worth hunting down. As for The Model, I suppose you just had to be there at the time! Again his love of the music comes through in the passion of his writing, but again he has no objectivity and his highly personal cut-off point for some bands is questionable. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Swmpler and Privacy Policy. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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Krautrocksampler – Wikipedia

But in the krautdock, I couldn’t restrain myself. The book simply gets 4 stars for how influential it is. He covers most of the important bands of the period although big is relative, since most bands sold comparatively few records fro Krautrock was the derisive name given to West German progressive rock made from the late sixties to the mid seventies.

The music explored was very often extremely innovativae and had roots in the rock of the Velvet Underground and others from the 60’s. Out of period but on point, Samplsr — einstruzende neubaten.

But maybe there’s some truth behind that characterization Oct 06, Ed rated it liked it. Jun 17, Rob rated it it was amazing Shelves: While English printings command hundreds of dollars on any used book ma If you’re reading this review, you’ve likely already made up your mind to read this staple text.

Very personal, idiosyncratic, and passionate. Originally coming to prominence in as the singer and songwriter in Liverpool post-punk band The Teardrop Explodes, he has followed a solo career since and initiated musical side projects such as Queen Elizabeth, Brain Donor and Black Sheep.


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And his long-running Ur-jokes and jabs start here and carry over to the net, so thats kind of fun to pick apart, I guess. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The book simply gets 4 stars for how influential it This book is more or less considered to be the Holy Grail of all Krautrock books. Julian Cope born Julian David Cope, on 21 October is a British rock musician, author, antiquary, musicologist, poet and cultural commentator.

Cope is krajtrock English psychedelic rock musician of note, and he fell under the sway of this music as a teenager, so he takes the approach of being keautrock Uber fan and evangelist, in a charming way, like being cornered at a record store by an obsessed fan.

View all 6 comments. He further details the movers and shakers of the genre, both those who were inextricably linked to one project Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream, the members of Can and Faust and those who bounced around from band to band willy-nilly Klaus Schultze, Manuel Gottsching, Klaus Dingerand tells the hubristic story of Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser and his manipulative power trip as the mastermind behind the Cosmic Jokers.