The Cosmic Jokers ‎– The Cosmic Jokers

Kosmische Musik ‎– KM 58.008
Vinyl, LP, Album, Quadraphonic


A Galactic Joke 22:38
B Cosmic Joy 19:24

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Quote from rear cover:
The Cosmic Jokers. Eine Cosmic Courier Produktion von Gille Lettman & Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, Quadrophonisch aufgenommen und gemischt von Dieter Dierks in den Dierks Studios. Assistent Heiner Friesz. Fotos von Marcel Fugère, Foto Dierks von I. Blum, Cover von Peter Geitner, The Cosmic Couriers. Ohr Musik Produktion, 1 Berlin 31, Europa-Center.

A Product of Metronome Records GmbH
Made in Germany by Metronome Records GmbH
P. 1974

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): SQST-KM-58.008-A (0664.460 S 1)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): SQST-KM-58.008-B (0664.460 S 2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): SQST-KM-58008-A/0664460 S1 1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): SQST-KM-58008-B/0664460 S2 1 D
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MJJ325 The Cosmic Jokers The Cosmic Jokers(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Klimt Records MJJ325 France 2016 Sell This Version
MJJ325LP The Cosmic Jokers The Cosmic Jokers(LP, Album, RE) Klimt Records MJJ325LP France 2011 Sell This Version
KM 658.008 The Cosmic Jokers The Cosmic Jokers(LP, Album, Quad) Kosmische Musik KM 658.008 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
14293, CD14293 The Cosmic Jokers The Cosmic Jokers(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Ohr 14293, CD14293 France Unknown Sell This Version
14293, CD14293 The Cosmic Jokers The Cosmic Jokers(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Ohr 14293, CD14293 France Unknown Sell This Version


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June 10, 2018
edited 5 months ago
If you can find a copy in good shape, i strongly recommend this 2LP edition. Both albums sound awesome here! Beautiful packaging too.Klaus Schulze / Ash Ra Tempel / The Cosmic Jokers - Discover Cosmic - The Klaus Schulze Sessions


April 5, 2018
Not a great audiophile experience. In fact I’ll sell my orig french quad record because is not enjoyable with a decent HiFi system. I’m looking for experimental krautrock albums that brings to me good audio experience and it’s not the case.


June 14, 2017
"*...(Starting with a heavy piano/drums groove like John Cale and Terry Riley's "The Protégé" from their classic LP Church of Anthrax, The Cosmic Jokers return to their trip with an un/cosmic dub beginning, melodicas and guitars spinning off all over the place Gille Letmann says a couple of words before the breakdown into Clangerland, a place where goofy synthesizers call to each other over exquisite mellotrons and tinkling spacey grand piano. Again, it's just two huge tracks / this time the ever shifting "Kinder Des Als" and the title track "Galactic Supermarket". The female voices take a while to assimilate after the austerity of the first Cosmic Jokers LP, and the opening track wanders around for a while before ascending to its righteous groove. The women scream "Schnell Schnell!" and the helicopter drums of Harald Grosskopf propel us once more into a hectic frantic major/chord trance out. It's the sheer unbalance that makes this recod such a delight. At times, Klaus Schultze's synthesizer is so loud that it swamps everything in its path. The title track "Galactic Supermarket" begins like one of Van Der Graaf Generator's greatest and most drawn out riffs. A slow 6&4 bass licks over ominous Pawn Hearts style shifting chords. Again, the piece is slow to begin, as though they are searching for harmony but each musician is confused and solitary. Manuel Gottsching freaks out in a fury of wa/guitar madness, forcing the others awake, but this really is a down/in/the/mouth scene and the whole Trip descends further and further inevitable slow burning groove gets itself together and the scene whips itself up into a Shake Appeal Flip Out. The LP takes a little longer to get into than The Cosmic Jokers, but give it time and it's in your head forever. Those piercingly loud Klaus Schultze snythesizers which sound so bizarre the first time_ You'll be waking up with them in your head, whistling them in the street, people will think you've lost your fucking mind. Right On.


October 3, 2016
The Cosmic Jokers wasn't actually a real active band. Their albums were all recorded during acid sessions by some of the biggest names in the 1970's krautrock scene. Well known musicians such as Manuel Göttsching and Klaus Schulze of Ash Ra Tempel and Harald Grosskopf of Wallenstein were included on these records. And above all these records were released without the permission by the band itself.

But what's more important than the story behind these albums is the fact that the music found on these records is some of the best krautrock you'll ever hear. The material is highly trippy, druggy and jam band oriented krautrock with clear space rock elements. Especially the A-side kicks ass but the more ambient kind of B-side is just fantastic as well. This S/T album is considered to be their "debut" album and it's just mindblowing stuff all the way through. Put the lights out and listen to this with headphones and you'll experience some of the finest psychedelic/progressive/experimental music ever recorded.


November 23, 2015
Just done an update of Spalax CD issues here. Surprised no one has added the original Spalax issue in a card gatefold yet. BTW - complexities about the Spalax listings can be found here: Spalax -


October 27, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
Amazon is listing a new import version of this release (B008KSKSFG) - which by cross-searching to I have deduced as "Vinyl Lovers (Mag. Konstantin Drobil)" - anyone familiar with this label or LP? Following the "home country is better" rule I'm tempted to be the first to report back to Discogs about it. P.S. I want this on the Master Release page but I am not referencing the Quad version as Discogs is automatically showing. thanks!