Cassiber ‎– Man Or Monkey

riskant ‎– riskant 4005, Eigelstein Musikproduktion ‎– 6.28624 DP
2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album

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A1 Not Me 3:38
A2 Red Shadow 3:49
A3 Chor Der Gefangenen (The Prisoner Chorus) 4:51
B1 Our Colourful Culture
Drums – Peter Prochir
B2 O Cure Me
Lyrics By – AnonymousTranslated By [Translation Of An Anonymous Lyric For The Cantat " Ach Herr, Mich Armen Sünder '] – J. S. Bach*
B3 This Core 4:20
C Man Or Monkey 16:38
D1 Django Vergibt 3:09
D2 Die Verunreinigung Des Flusses Ist Gerade Noch Erträglich 6:38
D3 Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind (Where Have All Flowers Gone) 2:41


  • Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Cello [Violincello]Alfred Harth
  • Artwork By [Cover] – B.E.C.K.
  • Artwork By [Picture] – Gabriele Hamm
  • Drums, Whistle, Noises, Performer [Objects]Chris Cutler
  • Lyrics ByChris Cutler (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to D3)
  • Mixed ByEtienne Conod (tracks: D1, D3), Robert Vogel (tracks: C)
  • Music ByCassiber
  • Piano, Synthesizer [Ppg], Organ, Violin [Chinese], Electric Guitar [E-guitar], Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass [E-bass]Heiner Goebbels
  • ProducerWolfgang Hamm
  • Recorded ByEtienne Conod (tracks: A1 to B3, D2)
  • Vocals, Synthesizer [Korg], Electric Guitar [E-guitar], Tenor Saxophone, Tape [Prepared Cassettes], Violin, Percussion [Metalsheets]Christoph Anders


All songs and instrumental pieces were improvised.

Sides A and B: Our idea was to go to the studio with only a body of texts to use if, where and when Christoph was moved (except for the words to "Our Colourful Culture", which were written specially in response to the music already recorded), but to improvise all structures and arrangements; in other words to produce instant collective compositions and arrangements.

All the tracks on these records are essentially live recordings. (There are a few overdubs on sides A and B, edits on A1 and A3, B1 and D1).

Sides C and D: All the music except D2 was recorded direct onto halftrack master.

Recorded between 5th and 16th August 1982 at Sunrise Studios (CH-9533 Kirchberg) (except "Man Or Monkey", which is a live recording made direct on-to half-track master and simultaneously mixed).

Comes with a lyrics sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 8071

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
76.28640-1, riskant 4005 Cassiber Man Or Monkey(2x12", Album) riskant, riskant 76.28640-1, riskant 4005 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
RéR CCD2 Cassiber Man Or Monkey(CD, Album, RE, RM) ReR Megacorp RéR CCD2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
RéR CCD2 Cassiber Man Or Monkey(CD, Album, RE, RM) ReR Megacorp RéR CCD2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
riskant 4005, none Cassiber Man Or Monkey(2xLP, Album) riskant, Eigelstein Musikproduktion riskant 4005, none Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6.28624 DP, 6.28624-1, 6.28624-2 Cassiber Man Or Monkey(2x12", Album) riskant, riskant, riskant 6.28624 DP, 6.28624-1, 6.28624-2 Germany 1982 Sell This Version