Label:Happy Bird – 5017, Happy Bird – ST-HB-5017
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Krautrock, Folk Rock, Experimental, Funk


A1Der Platzhirsch4:30
A3Wapitis Rückkehr3:35
A4Kosmische Phyrze8:13
B1Super Normal Rider5:00
B2A National Affair4:10
B3No Matter No. 7694:01
B4Saure Drops & Süßer Wein6:24

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Recorded at Conny's Studio, Nov. 1974 - Feb. 1975
Distribution: Bellaphon records

Cat# on sleeve / spine "5017" (Stereo)
Cat# on disc "ST-HB-5017"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): ST-HB 5017 -A PF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): ST-HB 5017 - B PF
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Highdelberg (LP, Album)Happy Bird, Happy Bird5017, ST-HB-5017Germany1976
Recently Edited
Highdelberg (CD, Album, Unofficial Release)Germanofon9410351995
Highdelberg (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Pelin RecordsPEL 61002Scandinavia2006
Recently Edited
Highdelberg (LP, Album, Reissue)Long HairLHC274France2022
New Submission
Highdelberg (LP, Album, Reissue)Happy BirdB 90013GermanyUnknown



  • Vinylophilist's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    Given the illustre round of musicians including the engineer who I all adore, I can only recommend this record as an obscurity to complete one's collection.
    Musicwise I find it as boring as it gets, I can hear no vision nor any audible synergetic effect.
    What I hear is like an undercurrent arrogance that I find almost annoying.

    Most certainly they weren't there every day of the four months period that is stated on the sleeve as the recording time. They had lives of their own and Plank was a busy man. Plus the precomposed songs by Ax Genrich and the rather average arrangements do not allow for such a conclusion. Rather they popped in occasionally on days the studio was unoccupied during this time. What is written on the sleeve is but a boasting.

    In all, to me it comes as no surprise that there has been no follow up with this set.
    It rather sounds like they were stoned out of their heads and for a couple of days had nothing better do do but to record their sessions in Plank's house while mainly being occupied enjoying themselves. If they were at all there at the same time. It does not sound like it, not anywhere near. If one knows their abilities and their works, there can hardly be any other conclusion.
    • Neptuno's avatar
      Hello everybody,

      I just got this release with a different cover (Ax playing guitar) and the title "Ax Genrich's higedelberg supersession". It has the same catalog number, I've read somewhere this was the original first press, anyone who can confirm this? Thanks and regards, great record!
      • manus-von-alles's avatar
        Totally freak-out Guru-Guru meets Kraan, this is Kraut at his top. By sure this gem didn´t fit to this label, that was used to released average jazzrock, whereas you will find a top lineup of krauts here. So don´t be confused for this reason, cause it would be a rare juwel to every progessiv-kraut-label. At the Oldiemarkt catalogue it runs at Ax Genrich - and that´s not wrong, for the reason, he wrote the music and is something like the leading head of this supersession. By times it also reminds me to Percewoods Onagram a bit, for a county-flair, while using steelguitar. So, if you belong to the krautlovers, give it a try, if you can.


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