Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amon Duul- Psychedelic Underground

Psychedelic Underground is a sampling of the original group's initial 1969 recording of a mammoth jam session, edited down with studio effects added later. This record is way more experimental and unpolished than the more well know Amon Duul II albums, which adds to its appeal, in my book. There's a lot going on but it remains minimal and with that lo-fi rumble, mechanical rhythms, and mumbly vocals this would be a real treat to fans of the Dead C and psychedelic improvisation. It's more untamed than most Kraut Rock groups.
It's also an interesting in contrast to the more song oriented Amon Duul II, and I find myself drawn to this more often.

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