Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Amon Duul II
Amon Duul II developed out of a political artist commune in Germany during the 60's becoming one of the founding creators of the experimental Krautrock sound. This band was in the same radical commune as the founders of the Baader-Meinhof Group, but the members of the band did not agree with their violent political agenda. There's an interesting film made about the group titled The Baader-Meinhof Complex, get more info here. Here's in my opinion their best album, Yeti from '70. The crazy improvisations and progressive sounds within this album put them with Can as the two most important Krautrock bands. "Archangels Thunderbird" is my favorite track off the album- check out these primal, visceral psychedelic sounds and let me know what you think.