They invented the term (or the term was invented for them). Starting as a mix of art rock and 60's progressive, mixed with the trippiest elements of psychedelia the Amon Duul collective basically started a new genre. In my previous post I included the 1st Amon Duul LP, which features members that split into two separate camps, the band using the original name stuck with more experiemental styles than the splinter group, the imaginatively named Amon Duul 2, taking on a more mainstream (at least compared to the original band) progressive rock direction. There were 3 albums by the original Duul, but all 3 were recorded at the same time and sound similar. This is the 1st LP by AD2, from 1970 Phallus Dei
Next up, Collapsing (AKA: Singvögel Rückwärts & Co.) the first Amon Duul LP released after the collective split. Note: this album was taken from an old LP and is not the greatest sound quality, but the album wasn't recorded very well to begin with.
Next up is the other LP released by 1 in 1970
Para Dieswärts Düül . Link was supplied by Microdot, who is an all around great guy, and he also supplied a few others here.
Make sure you drop him a big thanks for them.
And also from 1970 (busy years for all these cats!!) is the classic Amon Duul 2 LP Yeti.
We return now to AD1 and their 1971 LP Disaster. They begin to get more tuneful and to have a bit more in common with 2, but avant garde is not a title that completely eludes their music.
From 1972, AD2's Carnival In Babylon, a classic of the krautrock genre and one of my personal favorites. Again, thanks to Microdot for the link!!
1973's Wolf City. Another brilliant LP from AD2. Again, one from the mighty Microdot!!
Oops blogger screwed the pictures again, but there is even more Amon Duul, more I tell ya, more!!!!!!
Here is AD2's 1974 LP Hijack (Microdot link)
Also from '74, here 2's Live in London
And finally from 1975 here is the 2 LP version of AD2's Made in Germany.
And for even more go to the following:
http://hurricanefighterplane.blogspot.com/ (for Tanz Der Lemmings)
http://8daysinapril.blogspot.com/ (for the '96 reunion show)
That's all for today folks!!!