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German Oak
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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UK reissue of the German instrumental act's highly sought after 1972 album. Fans include Julian Cope. Four tracks. Radioactive. 2004.


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All Artists: German Oak
Title: Bunker
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Radioactive
Release Date: 12/21/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 827010009027


Album Description
UK reissue of the German instrumental act's highly sought after 1972 album. Fans include Julian Cope. Four tracks. Radioactive. 2004.

CD Reviews

Really amazing...
Irony Value | BAYOU | 04/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ignore the cover art. Ignore the track titles. This is very polished (though maybe not in the production sense--about as well produced as a lot of other early krautrock, which is to say marginally acceptable) for its era and for a field recording made in an air raid shelter, and is, as the other reviewer said, completely psychedelic (maaaan).

Compares nicely to any of the other freak-out jam artists of the Krautrock era--certainly Can springs to mind, but not half so much as Amon Duul II. Fans of Faust are likely to be pretty impressed, too.

But as I said, ignore the cover art. This is not a Josef Goebbels side-project recorded in Argentina or anything. This belongs in anyone's Krautrock collection."
"as we played down there in the old bunker..."
Strobe Lights And Blown Speakers | Louisville | 06/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"the vinyl-replicated liner note reads: "as we played down there in the old bunker, suddenly a strange atmosphere began to work. the ghosts of the past whispered. there has been fear, desperation - but also hope. maybe you will feel such impressions too, by listening carefully"

yeah, that's how it sounds - like ghosts of the past whispering fearfully, desperately, but also hopefully. the atmosphere within is incredible (must be the fact that it was recorded in an old WWII bunker)

this is pretty much the best kraut/psych album i've ever heard (even topping International Harvester, Can, etc). if you're into any of that, or want to hear some of the best psychedelic music ever, GET IT"
German Oak - self-titled (Retroactive)
Mike Reed | USA | 10/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A very cool krautrock obscurity that first saw the light of day in 1972. I give it a five-star rating for effort alone. Release has just four tracks, but I couldn't get enough of this title's two epics - the seventeen-minute out-of-this-world "Down In The Bunker" and the awesome fifteen-minute "Raid Over Duesseldorf" - these two pieces serve as a double-dose of pure mind-scrambling krautrock (the way it should be done). The other two cuts run two minutes in length and sort of act as an intro and a finale. Line-up: Harry Kallweit-bass & vocals, Norbert Luckas-guitar & noises, Wolfgang Franz Czaika-rhythm guitar, Manfred Uhr-organ & vocals and Ullrich Kallwelt-drums. Should do a lot for fans of Agitation Free, early Guru Guru and Zippo Zetterlink."