Thursday, January 5, 2012

Guru Guru- Ufo[1970]

Guru Guru were absolutely as heady as their counterparts in Cologne and Berlin, but they didn't have the sterile seriousness of the Kosmiche-elite or the art-communes. Instead, Guru Guru went way psychedelic, using everything from fuzz-boxes to car horns to create thick, rattling soundscapes that would sound especially trippy alongside lengthy wah-everything power-trio jams.

On this, their first album, GG lay down some amazingly thick and fuzzy, yet highly varied and nuanced tracks. I'd say the closest touchstone would be some combination of Blue Cheer and Can. There's a much closer connection to US and UK rock than with say, Faust, but GG were also prone to flights of fancy and unpredictable rhythm sections.

This is, of course, a record to get stoned to. The first track is called "Stone-In," and I'd say it's a pretty apt introduction to the stoniest of German rock, courtesy of Mani Neumeier and co.



  2. Go commune or go home. Hey, IM stoned now!

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