Thursday, June 29, 2006

Amon Düül II

This is maybe my favourite krautrock band, and one of my favourite bands ever. Their first 4 or 5 albums are masterpieces and their hard-acid-folk-rock, full of dark and mysterious exotic/esoteric atmospheres, is something unique.
The first video is part of their appearance at the Beat Club on October 1970, it is a wild live version of a song from the memorable double LP Yeti...a real monster album! Another clip from that appearance can be downloaded here.
Amon Düül II have returned in the last years, we can see them also on this video from a concert at the German Rockpalast festival (on that occasion it became the Krautrockpalast) on December 2004. The line-up is the same as in the Beat Club performance, only the keyboard player Kalle Hausmann is missing, but they are joined by the singer Renate Knaup-Krötenschwanz, who for some reasons was absent on that day of 1970, and an additional percussionist, Jan Kahlert. They have lost some of the energy they had when they were younger, but they are still great musicians, able to mesmerize with mind-blowing performances, as proved by this version of Kanaan, the first song on their first album Phallus Dei. Back to the beginning...

Added on august 03: For more great downloadable Amon Duul II's video stuff look here.

Amon Düül II - Eye-Shaking King (1970)
Amon Düül II - Kanaan (2004)





Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grazie Mirko per Eye Shaking King era l'unico che mi mancava degli Amon Dull,anche per me fra i migliori crucchi (almeno fino agli inizi anni 80).Ciao,blog interessante,ed un amico in comune :herr K.

6/30/2006 11:48 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Ciao, hai uno pseudonimo molto evocativo, ed un blog molto belo, lo aggiungo ai miei link...

A presto

6/30/2006 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely great band a bit unknow though to the general public. Can somebody have a full show from them?, i always find few clips here and there!!!thanks, panagos.

9/02/2006 7:12 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

The show of 2004 is available on DVD, I have it in .mpg format. My e-mail adress is on my profile

9/02/2006 9:39 PM  

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