Exposé Online banner

Steve Hillage — Germany-77
(Voiceprint VPDVD32, 1977/2007, CD+DVD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 2017-11-30

Germany-77 Cover art

I'd guess if someone invented the time machine and had checked off all the more humanitarian things that might be accomplished with it then perhaps the remaining changed time stream would mean that more people recorded video documents of the 60s-70s musical era. But of course, even without doing that we still have access to some classic gems, and this document of the great Steve Hillage Band in Germany performing the finest moments of his then-existing catalog has to be one of them. It is basically the best moments from Fish Rising and L played by a band of musicians operating at a peak. Synths and guitars gliss and glide, the heavens open and the music of the spheres play through. There are the “Solar” and “Lunar Musick” suites, “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” and “Glissando,” a bit of “Aftaglid,” salmon and gypsies all. If I was to think about it maybe the only thing I'd want more would be some footage of the in between post-You, pre Shamal / Fish Rising band, but I'm not sure it would be better than this. The item has both CD and DVD versions of the shows and while there wasn't a lot of documentation to go along with it, maybe it was best to let the show speak for itself.


Filed under: New releases, 2007 releases, 1977 recordings

Related artist(s): Steve Hillage / System 7, Colin Bass (Sabah Habas Mustapha)

Latest news

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Richie Havens - Nobody Left to Crown – If one hasn't listened to anything new by Richie Havens since the 60s or 70s, perhaps it’s time to listen again. If anything, this latest offering from the respected singer-songwriter is as good as...  (2009) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues