Exposé Online banner

Amon Düül I / II

Amon Düül I / II
Country
Germany
Profile
Amon Düül grew out of a commune in Munich that mixed radical political criticism with a unique vision of free-form improvisation tied to American psychedelic rock. Much of the original band's output was taken from a single marathon jam session in 1969. Several members, led by vocalist Renate Knaup-Kroaetenschwanz (aka Renate Knaup), guitarist Chris Karrer, bassist John (Johannes) Weinzierl, drummer Peter Leopold, and organist Falk U. Rogner, broke away from the original group to form Amon Düül II, which was somewhat more musically inclined than the free-wheeling social gathering that was the original group. Both bands continued activity from 1969 to 1972, though ADII was much more successful, and is considered one of the core exemplars of the karutrock style.
Website
http://www.amonduul.de
Related articles (21)
Releases on file (28)
Various Artists — Kopf Musik Various Artists — Kopf Musik
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 79, 2017, 3CD)
Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide
(Purple Pyramid CLO0355CD, 2016, 6CD)
Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Various Artists — Archives of Space Various Artists — Archives of Space
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0064-2, 1997, CD)
Various Artists — Area 51 - The Roswell Incident Various Artists — Area 51 - The Roswell Incident
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0172, 1997, 2CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Amon Düül II — Eternal Flashback Amon Düül II — Eternal Flashback
(Captain Trip CTCD 041, 1995, CD)
Amon Düül II — Kobe (Reconstructions) Amon Düül II — Kobe (Reconstructions)
(Captain Trip CTCD-039, 1995, CD)
Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler
(Head Heritage 0952671913, 1995, TPB)
Amon Düül II — Nada Moonshine # Amon Düül II — Nada Moonshine #
(Captain Trip CTCD-038, 1995, CD)
Various Artists — Space Daze Various Artists — Space Daze
(Cleopatra CLEO 79162, 1994, CD)
Amon Düül with Robert Calvert — Die Lösung Amon Düül with Robert Calvert — Die Lösung
(Eastworld EWO025CD, 1989/2008, CD)
Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 11 Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 11
(Garden of Delights CD 110, 1983/2005, CD)
Amon Duul II  — Made in Germany Amon Duul II — Made in Germany
(Revisited Records REV 092, 1975/2008, CD)
Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 8 Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 8
(Garden of Delights CD 080, 1975/2003, CD)
Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 10 Various Artists — Psychedelic Underground 10
(Garden of Delights CD 100, 1975/2004, CD)
Amon Düül II — Vive la Trance Amon Düül II — Vive la Trance
(Revisited Records SPV 305382 CD, 1973/2007, CD)
Amon Düül II — Carnival in Babylon Amon Düül II — Carnival in Babylon
(Revisited Records SPV 305352 CD, 1972/2007, CD)
Amon Düül II  — Live in London Amon Düül II — Live in London
(Captain Trip CTCD-035, 1972/1996, CD)
Amon Düül II — Surrounded by the Bars Amon Düül II — Surrounded by the Bars
(Spalax MSI 14810, 1972/1993, CD)
Amon Düül II — Wolf City Amon Düül II — Wolf City
(Revisited Records SPV 305372 CD, 1972/2007, CD)
Amon Düül — Disaster / Lüüd Noma Amon Düül — Disaster / Lüüd Noma
(Spalax 14948, 1971/1996, CD)
Amon Düül — Paradieswärts Düül Amon Düül — Paradieswärts Düül
(Repertoire REP 4678-WY, 1971/1997, CD)
Amon Düül II — Tanz der Lemminge Amon Düül II — Tanz der Lemminge
(Revisited Records REV 052, 1971/2006, CD)
Amon Düül II — Yeti Amon Düül II — Yeti
(Revisited Records REV 051, 1970/2006, CD)
Amon Düül — Collapsing Singvögel Rückwärts & Co. Amon Düül — Collapsing Singvögel Rückwärts & Co.
(Spalax CD 14949, 1969/1997, CD)
Amon Düül II — Phallus Dei Amon Düül II — Phallus Dei
(Revisited Records REV 050, 1969/2006, CD)
Amon Düül I / II — Psychedelic Underground Amon Düül I / II — Psychedelic Underground
(Repertoire REP 4616-WY, 1969/1997, CD)

Latest news

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santan, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more

2020-05-06
Florian Schneider RIP – Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness. » Read more

2020-04-23
Shindig Festival Goes Lock-Down – Here's what they're saying: It's A Happening Thing! The Shindig! Magazine Lockdown Festival. In our days of no large gatherings of people, maybe it's still possible to have a music festival. Shindig! Magazine is giving it a go with a multi-artist streaming extravaganza on Saturday April 25. » Read more

2020-03-24
Bill Rieflin RIP – The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Quasar Lux Symphoniæ - Abraham - One Act Rock Opera – First, let's clear up any confusion: This is in no way related to the British neo-symphonic group Quasar that once featured Tracy Hitchings as vocalist. Instead, QLS is an Italian four-piece core band...  (1994) » Read more

The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Homo Habilis Blues – After a distinguished career with a band called Union Carbide Productions, Ebbot Lundberg (vocals), Björn Olsson (guitars), and Ian Person (guitars) regrouped as The Soundtrack of Our Lives for...  (2006) » Read more

Vinegar - Vinegar – This band from Cologne selected their name to set themselves apart from bands that sounded “sweet” and forged a decidedly unconventional course with their music. After roughly a year of...  (2005) » Read more

Various Artists - A Saucerful of Pink – With all of these recent tribute releases, there seem to be three types of covers: those which stay true to the original (or at least attempt to), those who take the original concept and try to...  (1996) » Read more

Spiral Realms - Solar Wind – I am bummed that my dislike of Nik Turner caused me to miss these guys. The master of Space Violin, ex-Hawkwind player Simon House brought his band, Spiral Realms, to the Great American Music Hall....  (1997) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues