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Octopus
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The German band Octopus was formed in 1973 by Claus Kniemeyer (bass), Pit Hensel (guitar), Jennifer Hensel (vocals), Werner Littau (keyboards), and Dieter Becke (drums). The band recorded a pair of well-regarded progressive rock albums, before a series of personnel changes and a stylistic shift to more commercial sounds. The band lasted until 1983.
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Octopus — Hart am Rand Octopus — Hart am Rand
(Sireena 2082, 1981/2011, CD)
Octopus — Rubber Angel Octopus — Rubber Angel
(Sireena 2076, 1980/2011, CD)
Octopus — An Ocean of Rocks Octopus — An Ocean of Rocks
(Sireena 2075, 1978/2011, CD)
Octopus — The Boat of Thoughts Octopus — The Boat of Thoughts
(Sireena 2051, 1976/2009, CD)

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2019-01-02
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