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Niagara — S.U.B.
(Germanofon 941039, 1972/1995, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1995-11-01

S.U.B. Cover art

Niagara were an early 70s German jazz rock outfit that released three albums of heavily percussion-oriented music. In fact, on this, their second album there are often four percussionists playing at once. Niagara should prove to be of interest to German collectors as they are connected with pioneering fusion outfit Embryo as well as Popol Vuh and Amon Düül II (Daniel Fishelscher was in the group), yet were much straighter and less inventive. At least a quarter of this album is all percussion, the rest is a riff-based Santana influeced jazz rock. Considering the vinyl transcription, this one's probably worth overlooking.


Filed under: Reissues, Issue 8, 1995 releases, 1972 recordings

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