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Amon Düül I / II

Amon Düül I / II
Country
Germany
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Amon Düül grew out of a commune in Munich that mixed radical political criticism with a unique vision of free-form improvisation tied to American psychedelic rock. Much of the original band's output was taken from a single marathon jam session in 1969. Several members, led by vocalist Renate Knaup-Kroaetenschwanz (aka Renate Knaup), guitarist Chris Karrer, bassist John (Johannes) Weinzierl, drummer Peter Leopold, and organist Falk U. Rogner, broke away from the original group to form Amon Düül II, which was somewhat more musically inclined than the free-wheeling social gathering that was the original group. Both bands continued activity from 1969 to 1972, though ADII was much more successful, and is considered one of the core exemplars of the karutrock style.
Website
http://www.amonduul.de
Related articles (21)
Releases on file (28)
Various Artists — Kopf Musik Various Artists — Kopf Musik
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 79, 2017, 3CD)
Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide
(Purple Pyramid CLO0355CD, 2016, 6CD)
Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Various Artists — Archives of Space Various Artists — Archives of Space
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0064-2, 1997, CD)
Various Artists — Area 51 - The Roswell Incident Various Artists — Area 51 - The Roswell Incident
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0172, 1997, 2CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Amon Düül II — Eternal Flashback Amon Düül II — Eternal Flashback
(Captain Trip CTCD 041, 1995, CD)
Amon Düül II — Kobe (Reconstructions) Amon Düül II — Kobe (Reconstructions)
(Captain Trip CTCD-039, 1995, CD)
Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler
(Head Heritage 0952671913, 1995, TPB)
Amon Düül II — Nada Moonshine # Amon Düül II — Nada Moonshine #
(Captain Trip CTCD-038, 1995, CD)
Various Artists — Space Daze Various Artists — Space Daze
(Cleopatra CLEO 79162, 1994, CD)
Amon Düül with Robert Calvert — Die Lösung Amon Düül with Robert Calvert — Die Lösung
(Eastworld EWO025CD, 1989/2008, CD)
Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 11 Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 11
(Garden of Delights CD 110, 1983/2005, CD)
Amon Duul II  — Made in Germany Amon Duul II — Made in Germany
(Revisited Records REV 092, 1975/2008, CD)
Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 8 Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 8
(Garden of Delights CD 080, 1975/2003, CD)
Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 10 Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 10
(Garden of Delights CD 100, 1975/2004, CD)
Amon Düül II — Vive la Trance Amon Düül II — Vive la Trance
(Revisited Records SPV 305382 CD, 1973/2007, CD)
Amon Düül II — Carnival in Babylon Amon Düül II — Carnival in Babylon
(Revisited Records SPV 305352 CD, 1972/2007, CD)
Amon Düül II  — Live in London Amon Düül II — Live in London
(Captain Trip CTCD-035, 1972/1996, CD)
Amon Düül II — Surrounded by the Bars Amon Düül II — Surrounded by the Bars
(Spalax MSI 14810, 1972/1993, CD)
Amon Düül II — Wolf City Amon Düül II — Wolf City
(Revisited Records SPV 305372 CD, 1972/2007, CD)
Amon Düül — Disaster / Lüüd Noma Amon Düül — Disaster / Lüüd Noma
(Spalax 14948, 1971/1996, CD)
Amon Düül — Paradieswärts Düül Amon Düül — Paradieswärts Düül
(Repertoire REP 4678-WY, 1971/1997, CD)
Amon Düül II — Tanz der Lemminge Amon Düül II — Tanz der Lemminge
(Revisited Records REV 052, 1971/2006, CD)
Amon Düül II — Yeti Amon Düül II — Yeti
(Revisited Records REV 051, 1970/2006, CD)
Amon Düül — Collapsing Singvögel Rückwärts & Co. Amon Düül — Collapsing Singvögel Rückwärts & Co.
(Spalax CD 14949, 1969/1997, CD)
Amon Düül II — Phallus Dei Amon Düül II — Phallus Dei
(Revisited Records REV 050, 1969/2006, CD)
Amon Düül I / II — Psychedelic Underground Amon Düül I / II — Psychedelic Underground
(Repertoire REP 4616-WY, 1969/1997, CD)

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