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|Amon Duul II|
Tanz Der Lemminge
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Known as Dance Of The Lemmings outside of Germany, Amon Düül II?s 1971 third album is widely considered to be the keystone of the Amon Düül II catalog. With stylistic abandon, this recording mixes together everything from ... more »
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Known as Dance Of The Lemmings outside of Germany, Amon Düül II?s 1971 third album is widely considered to be the keystone of the Amon Düül II catalog. With stylistic abandon, this recording mixes together everything from straight-ahead rock to experimental noodling, all built around a series of science-fiction themes. This release, like its predecessor, Yeti, was originally released as a double LP set. The first two sides of Tanz Der Lemminge were filled with bizarre music: vocals, jams, and otherworldly sonic explorations. The third side consisted of nothing but spacey experimental effects that sounded a whole lot like Alpha Centauri-era Tangerine Dream. Now it is brought to you in its entirety on CD! Fans familiar with the sprawling psychedelic explorations of ADII's first three albums dare not miss this gem! Amon Düül II, the second formation of this now legendary band, are one of the earliest and best known of the German experimental (Krautrock) bands. For the complete re-issue series of the Amon Düül II catalogue, the CDs will be released as remastered deluxe editions, with enhanced booklets, featuring new liner notes and photos.
Amazing, ambitious, acidic
Chris Carter | my music room | 02/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you think Pink Floyd is psychedelic, for God sakes, check this out. This album makes them seem flat out LAZY. The Germans were creating some crazy messed up noise rock in the '70's, and these guys were near the top of the heap. One of THE MOST varied, schizophrenic sound journeys from that magical year for music (1971) - you can tell they worked hard on this one, and it is a technicolor nightmare of extreme proportions that still startles today. Really, it runs the gamut from acoustic to rock to imaginary sci-fi soundtrack sounding stuff. If yer looking for something calming, however, this is not it. A towering musical achievement."
William R. Nicholas | Mahwah, NJ USA | 06/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This really is the White Album for the psycadellic underground. When the Beatles were breaking up and CSN were making FM anthems, there was a dark, freaky subculture-Hawkwind, Brainticket, and Amon Dull-playing a whole different ball game.
Here, Amon Dull creates a double album using folk and rock,tightly written songs and open ended jams. But throughtout they use flanged voices, wha wha guitars, early syntasizers and lots of other spices to make this music more spacey and frightening than any 1967 kid in love beads ever wanted.
The record is fantastic because it dates well; the writting is that good. A lot of styles are strung on a common thread, so it brings you on a trip well worth taking. If Martha My Dear and Yer Blues can exsist on the same record, and you end the set feeling great, that gives you an idea how good this album is. But this music is for the harder, meaner, post-Kent State freaks; 1967 art based on 1970 discontent values. A little less flowers, a lot more toxic acid, and a lot more rock and roll
The spaceship has landed!
Hudbert Beatty | Ohio | 10/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How can I avoid all of the usual banter about a classic recording such as this? It's hard to do but, if you are in the market for an audio adventure, this is it!!! One of the best bands from W. Germany in the early seventies had many releases. Some of them were awesome but, this is the gemstone! Some say Reagan brought down the wall but, with bands producing sounds like this, a wall couldn't exist! Enjoy!"