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Airs on a Shoestring (Rpkg)
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
2008 reissue of this 'best of' from the Krautrockers, one of the most established of all the free expressive improvisational bands in the history of Rock. Even with only five tracks, Airs on a Shoestring is one of the best... more »
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2008 reissue of this 'best of' from the Krautrockers, one of the most established of all the free expressive improvisational bands in the history of Rock. Even with only five tracks, Airs on a Shoestring is one of the best avenues to investigate Amon Duul's sometimes darkly comic, sometimes difficult brand of fragmented Rock and Jazz fusion. It represents the band's musical free expression and their more structured sound, but, at the same time, offers an introduction into Amon Duul's historical Krautrock prominence. Airs on a Shoestring may be brief, but it shines bright and clear. It is the perfect induction into the dark brooding world of AD. PHRL.
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Robert Kennedy | Astoria, NY United States | 11/27/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A joke of "kosmische" proportions by the Spalax label. This is not the "best" of Amon Duul, either I or II, and in fact is not even the "best" version of either band. The music on this CD is a collection from the early-'80's version of Amon Duul which featured none of the principals from earlier incarnations (it included Dave Anderson from Hawkwind). The sound ranges from lame synthpop to meandering jams which display nowhere near the adventurousness or intrigue of the vintage Duul style(s). Further evidence of label trickery: the copyright year on the back of the CD is listed as 1972, although none of these tracks were recorded until at least eight years later. Avoid this like the plague."
Olaf, give me back my $12.99
Kevin P. MacNutt | West of the sun and east of the moon | 05/01/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The only real link this album has to the original Amon Duul or Amon Duul II is John Weinzerel and Dave Anderson (who left after the second album to join Hawkwind for a very brief period). This material was actually recorded in the early eighties after the proper Amon Duul II disbanded (this line up is actually popularly known as Amon Duul UK). All of the material this incarnation of Amon Duul released quite awful. Possibly the worst song on the compilation would have to be "Marcus Leid," in which a female vocalist (who sounds as if she is twelve) sings miserable lyrics about being "Joan of Arc" while the band plods on much like a tortoise munching a quaalude while encountering the gravitaional pull of Jupiter. I would not recommend this even to my worst enemies since I don't think I hate anyone quite that much (and people who do usually are in prison)."
Amon Duul - 'Airs On A Shoestring:The Best Of Amon Duul' (Th
Mike Reed | USA | 09/28/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I sure wish that so many compilation CD releases would stop putting 'The Best Of...' in their title to simply boost CD sales.This is in NO WAY WHATSOEVER a best of compilation.Should be titled 'Odds&Ends Of Amon Duul'.Only two AD/AD II actual members appear on this effort as it is,bassist Dave Anderson and guitarist John Weinzerel.Only two tracks here that I sort of liked were "Hymm For The Hardcore" and the thirteen-minute somewhat humorous "Olaf,Where's My $20,000?".Most certainly not a krautrock classic,by any means.For die hards and collectors only."