I've been re-reading White Bicycles by Joe Boyd, a great book about sixties music from a guy who was there through some of the finest musical moments - he was also one of the main men behind the UFO club where Pink Floyd got their start. Here is some great footage of the Floyd doing they're thing, with Syd front and center!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Yet another non-kraut diversion to northern shores - this time, some rare footage of UK's East of Eden - throwing down some decidedly Embryo meets Brotherhood of Breath moves. Not to be missed!
Another blissful tangent from my kraut plunder-mentary... Here we have Wale's mighty Man-band performing live on German TV - a spacy number known as 'Would The Christians Please Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having A Draw' from their self titled album. For more info on this fantastic group, check out: Manband Archive
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
B4 Kraftwerk there was...
Ralf Hütter -- Hammond-organ.
Florian Schneider-Esleben -- Flutes, bell, triangle, tambourine, electro-violin, percussion.
Basil Hammoudi -- Glockenspiel, conga gong, musical box, bangos, percussion, voice.
Butch Hauf -- Bass-guitar, shaky tube, small bells, plastic hammer, percussion.
Alfred Mönicks (a.k.a. "Fred Monicks") -- Drums, bongos, maracas, cowbell, tambourine, percussion.