The group was formed by four German musicians living in northern Italy, near Varese (three of them had grown up there, Thurn-Mithoff arrived in 1968), along with two Italians, keyboardist Nicola Pankoff (originating from Arona) and bassist Mauro Rattaggi. The initial name was The Joice, but it was changed by mistake by their record company to Yoice, and it was with this name that their first single was released by the small Produzioni Ventotto label, distributed by Messaggerie Musicali. In 1972, when Rattaggi quit and rhythm guitarist Schoene switched to bass, the group changed its name to Analogy, and had the chance to play some very important concerts like Caracalla Pop Festival in Rome (first concert with the new name) or the Be-In in Naples, though they remained totally unknown outside Italy, apart from Switzerland. Their only album, very rare and interesting, shows some rock-blues influences, with the nice voice of singer Jutta Nienhaus in strong evidence, and had a distinctive cover with the group members all naked.
In 1973 keyboardist Nicola Pankoff left the group, though he kept playing and also dedicating to painting, he was replaced by flutist Rocco Abate. The group split around 1974, after more than 250 concerts in Italy and around 60 in Switzerland. (Source:


PRV LP/2204, PRV/LP 2204 Analogy - Analogy album art Analogy Analogy (Album) Dischi Produzioni Ventotto, Dischi Produzioni Ventotto PRV LP/2204, PRV/LP 2204 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
OW 019 Analogy - The Suite album art Analogy The Suite (Album) Ohrwaschl Records OW 019 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
OWR07 Analogy - 25 Years Later album art Analogy 25 Years Later(CD) Ohrwaschl Records OWR07 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
AMS226CD, AMS 226 CD Analogy - Konzert album art Analogy Konzert AMS (3), AMS (3) AMS226CD, AMS 226 CD Italy 2013 Sell This Version


AMS154CD Analogy - The Complete Works album art Analogy & Earthbound (8) Analogy & Earthbound (8) - The Complete Works(3xCD, Comp) AMS (3), VoloLibero Edizioni AMS154CD Italy 2009 Sell This Version


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none Analogy - Vita Non So Chi Sei (God's Own Land) album art Analogy Vita Non So Chi Sei (God's Own Land)(Acetate, 8", TP, Ace) Dischi Produzioni Ventotto none Italy 1971 Sell This Version