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Amon Düül II was born of an artistic and political community’s scission called Amon Düül (who recorded during the late sixties a long live session made around collective and free musical improvisations). The band emerged from the underground German rock scene with a very original and eccentric album called "Phallus Dei" (1969). The musicians who participated to this delirious and psychedelic experience were (among others) Peter Leopold (ex Amon Düül), the front woman and singer Renate Knaup, John Weinzierl on the guitars... with guests as Holger Trützsch who plays tribal percussions (original member of Popol Vuh). Then almost with the same musicians the band recorded the seminal "Yeti" (1970). An album in a similar vein than the previous but more accomplished (with a couple of structured songs always with numerous pieces of epic improvisations). "Yeti" will launch Amon Düül II career outside Germany. The same year the bass guitarist Dave Anderson leaves the band to join Hawkwind.

"Tanz Der Lemminge" which follows directly "Yeti" is an impressive work with a great diversity of powerful, emotional songs with some folk accents next to long free space jamming. Recorded in 1972, "Carnival in Babylon" announces a slight new musical direction taken by the band. This album is dominated by shorter songs with the omnipresent and beautiful Renate Knaup’s vocals. A more conventional work with a few memorable prog-folk ballads. The classical period of the band will end with "Wolf City" (1972) and "Vive La Trance" (1973). After the departure of Renate Knaup who joins Popol Vuh in 1974 and the release of a few albums, Amon Düül II split up. In 1981, with the album "Vortex" Chris Karrer tried without success to reform the band.
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LBS 83 279 I Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei album art Amon Düül II Phallus Dei (Album) Liberty LBS 83 279 I Germany 1969 Sell This Version
LSP 101, LSP 102 Amon Düül II - Yeti album art Amon Düül II Yeti (Album) Liberty, Liberty LSP 101, LSP 102 UK 1970 Sell This Version
UAD 60003/4 Amon Düül II - Tanz Der Lemminge album art Amon Düül II Tanz Der Lemminge (Album) Liberty UAD 60003/4 UK 1971 Sell This Version
TCK 0983 Amon Düül II - Wolf City album art Amon Düül II Wolf City (Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records TCK 0983 UK 1972 Sell This Version
UAG29327 Amon Düül II - Carnival In Babylon album art Amon Düül II Carnival In Babylon (Album) United Artists Records UAG29327 UK 1972 Sell This Version
LLP-80961 Amon Düül II - Vive La Trance album art Amon Düül II Vive La Trance (Album) United Artists Records LLP-80961 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
UAS 29466, UAS 29.466 Amon Düül II - Live In London album art Amon Düül II Live In London (Album) United Artists Records UAS 29466, UAS 29.466 France 1973 Sell This Version
SD 36-108 Amon Düül II - Hijack album art Amon Düül II Hijack (Album, Comp) Nova (6), Nova (6) SD 36-108 US 1974 Sell This Version
SD 36-119 Amon Düül II - Made In Germany album art Amon Düül II Made In Germany (Album) Nova (6) SD 36-119 US 1975 Sell This Version
HXS 001-49 Amon Düül II - Pyragony X album art Amon Düül II Pyragony X (Album) Nova (6), Nova (6) HXS 001-49 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
6.23305, 6.23 305 Amon Düül II - Almost Alive... album art Amon Düül II Almost Alive... (Album) Nova (6), Nova (6) 6.23305, 6.23 305 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
LV 1004 Amon Düül II - Only Human album art Amon Düül II Only Human (Album) Strand LV 1004 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
6.24874, 6.24874 AS Amon Düül II - Vortex album art Amon Düül II Vortex (Album) Telefunken, Telefunken 6.24874, 6.24874 AS Germany 1981 Sell This Version
6.24852 AP Amon Düül II - Utopia album art Amon Düül II Utopia (Album) Telefunken 6.24852 AP Germany 1982 Sell This Version
MSIF 3095, WIN CD 027 Amon Düül II - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert Plus album art Amon Düül II BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert Plus (Album) Windsong International MSIF 3095, WIN CD 027 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
30562 Amon Düül II - Nada Moonshine # album art Amon Düül 2* Nada Moonshine # (Album) Schneeball 30562 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
CTCD-047 Amon Düül II - Live In Tokio album art Amon Düül 2* Live In Tokio (Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-047 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CTCD-039 Amon Düül II - Kobe (Reconstructions) album art Amon Düül II Kobe (Reconstructions)(CD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-039 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CTCD-041 Amon Düül II - Eternal Flashback album art Amon Düül 2* Eternal Flashback(CD, Album) Captain Trip Records CTCD-041 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
none Amon Düül II - Bee As Such album art Amon Düül II Bee As Such (Album) Not On Label (Amon Düül II Self-released) none Germany 2010 Sell This Version