Amon Düül ‎– Psychedelic Underground

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"In 1995 the Japanese Captain Trip label put it out on CD – in a flawed edition with 29 seconds missing (CTCDB-021)." - holeintheweb com

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MLP 15.332, MLP 15 332 Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(LP, Album) Metronome, Metronome MLP 15.332, MLP 15 332 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
PRS 1003 Amon Düül Amon Düül(LP, Album) Prophesy Records PRS 1003 US 1970 Sell This Version
PRS 1003 Amon Düül Amon Düül(LP, Album, Promo) Prophesy Records PRS 1003 US 1970 Sell This Version
200 146 Amon Düül This Is Amon Düül(LP, Album, RE) Metronome 2001 200 146 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
0040.149 Amon Düül Minnelied(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.149 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0040.149 Amon Düül Minnelied(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.149 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
22S-39 Amon Düül Minnelied(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-39 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
CTCD-021 Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(CD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-021 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
CD 14947 Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(CD, Album) Spalax Music CD 14947 France 1996 Sell This Version
REP 4616-WY Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records REP 4616-WY Germany 1997 Sell This Version
KA 018, 3% Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(Cass, Album, RE) Kekere Aquarium, 100% Recordings (2) KA 018, 3% Croatia 1998 Sell This Version
ARC-7034 Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-7034 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MLP 15 332 Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(LP, Album, Ltd) Metronome MLP 15 332 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
MLP 15 332 Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(LP, Album, RE) Metronome MLP 15 332 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
MJJ386 Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(LP, Album, RE) Klimt Records MJJ386 France 2016 Sell This Version
CD 14947 Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(CD, Album, RE) Spalax Music CD 14947 France Unknown Sell This Version
none Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(CDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MLP 15.332, MLP 15 332 Amon Düül Psychedelic Underground(LP, Album, RE) Metronome, Metronome MLP 15.332, MLP 15 332 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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PsychcollectorNL

PsychcollectorNL

December 14, 2016
referencing Psychedelic Underground, LP, Album, RE, MJJ386
I'm not sure if it is just my copy or the original pressing has the same issue - probably not- . The volume sways from loud a little less loud, without changing the volume.
music_emporium

music_emporium

March 17, 2016
referencing Psychedelic Underground, LP, Album, MLP 15.332, MLP 15 332
ome albums just have the perfect name, and Amon Duul's debut nails that perfectly; Psychedelic Underground is music at its most experimental and relentlessly uncommercial, using late-'60s inspirations as a launching ground for what came to be described as Krautrock.Taken from a jam session from the previous year, but treated with many studio effects that enhance the strangeness of the collection, Underground rocks to its own weird beat. Opening track "Ein Wunderhubsches Madchen Traumt von Sandosa" captures what sounds like a great experience for everyone involved, a 17-minute composition heavy on the drums and percussion, with a basic, chugging guitar riff in one channel and chanting, call-and-response vocals located throughout the mix. (...) The tracks on the second side have the same understandable vibe, but some are sparer in comparison, as with the keening strummed guitar/vocal combination "Im Garten Sandosa" and "Mama Duul und Ihre Sauerkrautband spielt auf," which is mostly clattering percussion in one stereo channel! (...)"
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

April 19, 2012
referencing Psychedelic Underground, CD, Album, CD 14947
Further to my write-up on the original LP of this (see Discogs release 995140), a few words about this CD reissue, and an error that's confused every CD release I've encountered since! Although the music is in the correct order, the track info isn't (A/B sides transposed as per an error on the LP cover) and also the track times are all wrong too. This issue restores some of joke locked-groove linking the last two tracks, but is still not complete!
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

April 19, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Psychedelic Underground, CD, Album, CTCD-021
Further to my write-up on the original LP of this (see Discogs release 995140), the guy who did the digital transfer from LP (a slighlty worn and distorted one at that) failed to realise the significance of the joke locked-groove linking the last two tracks and edited it out completely!
I recall my shock horror at the time. There I was expecting a super remaster from the tapes job, like Japanese Polydor's "Collapsing". There have been better reissues since, but still not one that is complete or correct! - That is unless the recent Japanese Arcangelo one is done right?
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

April 19, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Psychedelic Underground, LP, Album, MLP 15.332, MLP 15 332
A confused piece of Krautrock history. Apparently this, the debut LP by the original Amon Düül, was originally issued as just "Amon Düül" with no title or text on the cover. I do not have any evidence to prove this, except if you check the label's and spine there's no mention of Psychedelic Underground. Apparently the silver text on the cover was added with the second pressing. This would probably explain how the tracks on the rear cover are listed wrongly, first the side B tracks and then the side A tracks.
Of course this means that now nearly every CD release has the tracks listed wrongly, replicating the error first made by Spalax. You think they would have noticed though, as with all CD reissues it's an LP transfer, and the times and track titles don't tally with the music!
The only properly done releases I know of to list the tracks correctly on the cover are the LP reissues: "This Is Amon Düül" album (see Discogs release 887707) and Minnelied (see Discogs release 402268).

But, all that aside, what of the first really significant slice of what was to become known as Krautrock? Well, I'd say it's a masterpiece of raw energy, as great and as groundbreaking as it ever was, well-over 40 years on. Want to know more? Read my feature in Audion magazine or in "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg".