McChurch Soundroom ‎– Delusion

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Kat.-Nr. Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr. Land Jahr
20 21103-7 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(LP, Album, Gat) Pilz (2) 20 21103-7 Germany 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
20.021, BV-20.021 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(LP, Album) BASF, BASF 20.021, BV-20.021 Venezuela 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
OW 012 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(CD, Album, RE) Ohrwaschl Records OW 012 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
OW 012 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(CD, Album, RE) Ohrwaschl Records OW 012 Germany 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
OW 012 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Ohrwaschl Records OW 012 Germany 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
OWLP 014 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Ohrwaschl Records OWLP 014 Germany 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
OW 012 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Ohrwaschl Records OW 012 Germany 2011 Diese Version verkaufen
OWLP 014 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(LP, Album, RE, Red) Ohrwaschl Records OWLP 014 Germany 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
OWLP 014 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(LP, Album, RE, Cre) Ohrwaschl Records OWLP 014 Germany 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
OWLP 014 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Ohrwaschl Records OWLP 014 Germany 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
OWLP 014 McChurch Soundroom Delusion(LP, Album, RE, Bon) Ohrwaschl Records OWLP 014 Germany 2018 Diese Version verkaufen

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BochumerUrtyp

BochumerUrtyp

24. September 2017
geändert about 1 year ago
bezogen auf Delusion, LP, Album, RE, Cre, OWLP 014

Unfortunately I don't know the first press of this brillant release.
This reissue is a really good one regarding the sound quality. Well balanced
with very good bass, mids and treble. The sound stage is very good and the music
is very present in the listening room. The vinyl quality could be a little bit better.
Crackling on both sides and a little warp. Overall highly recommended!

Sonnenmensch

Sonnenmensch

10. November 2015
bezogen auf Delusion, LP, Album, RE, Gat, OWLP 014
From press-release:

The cover promises sheer darkness and madness. A skull in a bird's nest on the back and a skull covered with candle wax on the front. The rather pastoral folky beginning seems to prove my expectations wrong but the heavy progressive organ driven rock of this German outfit comes close to what the artwork suggests. The first song knows to convince all naggers. Twisted passages with an atmosphere of sheer insanity and heavy rocking outbursts of the classic kind shake your soul and drag you into a world so different to ours. Some classic blues rock parts get thrown in for the good measure as well but the attention lies on progressive and heavy aspects. The second tune proves that their bassist is a real maniac as he really smokes in some of the more loose sections when he and the drummer create flashing rhythms upon which the lead guitarist can take off to other spheres. Being crazy must be of importance here but MCCHURCH SOUNDROOM take care to be dynamic as well to keep the listener's attention upright when it comes to the lengthy instrumental jam parts with duels and dialogues of guitar and bass or even a wicked drum solo. If you think that progressive metal was invented somewhere in the USA by the early to mid 80s you will find out how far from the truth that is. Well, all in all this is definitely one prototypical 70s heavy progressive outfits and it has the spirit of most UK bands of the years 1969 to 1971 including vocals with a flawless English pronunciation. If you listen beyond the melodies be prepared to find some weird rhythm patterns and if you go back to the surface you may trip away on solemn organ parts or let your mind end up in the darkest and dirtiest backstreet pub when you get struck by quite powerfully rocking jazz passages. Music can be more of a journey than just a superficial experience and this is given with MCCHURCH SOUNDROOM and their “Delusion” album which takes you on a trip into the remote areas of urban life. All of it in a quite heavy fashion. If you love bands like GRAVY TRAIN or early JETHRO TULL, you may enjoy this to the maximum.
progfan97402

progfan97402

23. Juni 2011
geändert over 7 years ago
bezogen auf Delusion, CD, Album, RE, OW 012

OK, one thing I have to say is I can't understand why McChurch Soundroom is considered Krautrock. No way you can mistake this for anything Ash Ra Tempel, Can, Amon Duul II, Tangerine Dream or even Kraftwerk were doing at that time. If you didn't know any better, you could swear they were British. All the hallmarks of early British prog, jazz, hard rock and even blues rock are present. For a long time little was known of the group. I just assumed they were German hailing from Hamburg, but instead they were Swiss, but residing in Hamburg. Also the members of the band has been revealed. This is a good example of that early British style of progressive rock, reminding one of Jethro Tull in the flute department, with lots of nice jazzy arrangements. I also like the organ. It's almost like if Jethro Tull decided to expand but retain the blues base from their debut (This Was). The acoustic parts of Delusion can remind one of Aqualung, but there's also some great guitar and organ jams. "Dream of a Drummer" features some nice hard rock riffs, but the drum solo is a bit unnecessary. Norbert "Nobbi" Jud was credited to that piece, so I guess he can't resist that drum solo. "What You Are Doing" is not typical for the time being an anti-drug song. Still it's not the kind of music you could see Nancy Reagan groovin' to. "Trouble" is a nice two part jazzy piece, it reminds me a bit of Tull's cover of Roland Kirk's "Serenade to a Cuckoo", similar jazzy arrangements and flute, but added on organ.

The production on this album isn't that great, it has more of that rough, underground feel, so don't expect a Yes or Genesis polish to their music. But who can resist that cover of an ape skull with candle wax all over it! The original LP on Pilz seems to be very hard to find, so of course I had to get the CD reissue. So if you don't mind a few drawbacks, like production, this is a nice album to have.