Bachdenkel was an English rock band that started under the name The U (Don't) No Who in 1968. The three piece consisted of band leader Colin Swinburne on vocals/guitars/keyboards, Peter Kimberley on bass/piano/vocals and Brian Smith on drums, with Karel Beer as additional musician, engineer and producer. The band moved to France to live, perform and record.

In the 10 years of existence Bachdenkel only recorded two albums, the first album "Lemmings" was recorded in 1970, but wasn't released until 1973, the second album called "Stalingrad" (in cyrillic letters) was recorded and released in 1977. In the meantime Bachdenkel toured small venues through Europe (mostly France).

Bachdenkel started as a Flower Power psychedelic rock band (Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Beatles, Procol Harum), but developed towards a more symphonic/melodic prog-style for their second album. Their sound is dominated by guitar and drums, with great vocals and occasional keyboard passages.



6325 024 Bachdenkel - Lemmings album art Bachdenkel Lemmings (Album) Philips 6325 024 France 1973 Sell This Version
IRC 002 Bachdenkel - Сталинград album art Bachdenkel Сталинград (Album) The Initial Recording Company IRC 002 UK 1977 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6837 123 Bachdenkel - An Appointment With The Master  / Donna album art Bachdenkel An Appointment With The Master / Donna(7", Mono, Promo) Philips 6837 123 France 1973 Sell This Version