Saturday, January 6, 2007

Guru Guru live in 1978 (space rock/fusion)

Guru Guru were one of the wildest and most imaginative bands to emerge from the 1970's Krautrock scene. Fulled by a combination of LSD and loud raunchy experimental music, it incorporated many styles, from jazz to pop.The band remains active to this day and has a huge following in Japan where they have often toured. Mr. Guru Guru himself, Mani Nuemier - one of the greatest drummers ever - is considered a German rock icon.

Live 1978 is an extremely well engineered live recording. The material on the album reflects many aspects of the band, the free jazz experiments and the funkier direction the band took, as well as revisiting the psychedelic LSD fueled past. It's the sheer variety of the selected tracks that make this album so appealing.
Mani Neumier's bizarre humour is in evidence as well. Look out for a wild version of Der Elektrolurch, a classic Guru Guru track!
This is an excellent live album of the band, which showcases the wild and imaginative fusion capabilities of Mani and his ever rotating band colleagues. Lots of guitar solos and percussion improvisations with a touch of psychedelia. Highly recommended.

Track listing
1. Transylvania Express
2. As long the Music's Flowing
3. Formentera
4. Conga Jam
5. What's the matter with the Kids
6. Herzflimmern
7. Dooga Booga Special
8. Der Elektrolurch
9. Moroso
10. Medicinman's Overdose

Line-up

- Dieter Bornschlegel / guitar
- Mani Neumeier / drums, keyboards, producer
- Roland Schaeffer / synthesizer, guitar

Releases information
2 LP Brain #0080018 - 1978, 1 CD Think Progressive 1995

I've located the links to high quality vinyl rips. However, the files have not been split (just a single file per LP side) and tagged.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

7 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Thanks

R.

Anonymous said...

Thanks

R.

marco said...

Thanks for a wonderful new year's present! Guru Guru ROCK

marco said...

You deserve more comments, man. Big shout from Berlin, keep it comin!

Anonymous said...

Woooooooow, GREAT ALBUM
Already had it on Vinyl

Thanks a lot!!!!!

Peter - Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Many thanks from Lugano (Switzerland). I was looking for "moroso" but what a surprise...I've found the all album....incredible and fantastic
That takes me back to a period of great music such the one of Guru and Kraan.

Ciao
Fabrizio