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Epitaph - Debut Album - Cover Art - 1971

25/7/17 – Epitaph – 1st Album – 1971 / Early Morning – 1972

The other day in Frankfurt at Mythos Records, Thomas made me buy the first Epitaph album. I found myself agreeing without thinking too hard about it. It wasn’t that cheap, wasn’t in the greatest condition and I didn’t know the album. Of course later I discovered that even a bit scratchy this was a bargain […]

Guru Guru - Hinten - Cover Art - 1971

24/7/17 – Guru Guru – Hinten / Electric Junk – 1971

This is my last week in Germany where in my mind it’s 1971 and Guru Guru have just released their second album, Hinten. Then I realize that time somehow made it to 2017 and some of us are still enthusiastically listening to these mad, brilliant German freak out albums of the early seventies.  Electric Junk […]

CD Mountain

9/8/17 – The Indestructible CD – 1981 / David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World – Saturday Night Live – 1979 / Lulu – The Man Who Sold The World – 1974 / Abba Interview On The Visitors – 1982

Somehow lost in the 1500 word epic Frankfurt trip post, floundering at the bottom of the page, stuck in the honey, drowned in the coffee, scratched by the stone, the alien metallic disc, indestructible, stretches out beyond immortality, surviving the human race, rising from the ashes long, long, long after you are gone. If you […]

Tomorrows World

8/7/17 – James Last – Silver Machine – 1974 / Röyksopp – This Must Be It (featuring Karin Dreijer Andersson) – 2009 / Eroc – Norderland -1975 / Richie Havens – Strawberry Fields Forever – 1969 / Robert Wyatt / Gilad Atzmon / Ros Stephen – Laura – From For The Ghosts Within – 2015 / Guru Guru – Oxymoron – 1972 / Tomorrow’s World Present Kraftwerk – Autobahn – 1975 / Tomorrow’s World Present The CD – 1971 / Stephen Fry’s 100 Great Gadgets – Eighties / Frankfurt Record Stores – Mythos – Sick Wreckords

On a scorching hot German day we left Olivia’s secret village for a trip to Frankfurt with her Mum. Siv flying to Sweden to see relatives, Olivia and I having a day exploring Frankfurt or in truth checking out some record stores. Leaving at 7 AM was tricky for night owls and once Siv had […]