BEST OF KRAUTROCK (1969-1979)

By coldwar1977 coldwar1977
updated 6 months ago

My favourite German progressive/experimental/"kosmische" music from the colourful 1969-'79 era!!! That means drugged-out psychedelia, dark grooves, Teutonic angst, spacey analog electronics, weird sonic avantgardism and even some brave ethnic touches… To me, all these tendencies were clearly interconnected and part of the same sociopolitical and cultural movement(s), so in this list I try to represent the so-called Krautrock genre as broad as possible - just like it deserves.
Some notes: (1) All releases are listed in approximate chronological order, and (2) of course, I don't own all these mega-expensive first/early German pressings. It ain't a case of snobbery; these were merely picked in order to show the iconic original sleeve artwork in all its yellowed authenticity :-)

  1. The Can* - Monster Movie

    20 For Sale from $28.09

    1969
    Listening tip: "Father cannot yell"

  2. Technical Space Composer's Crew - Canaxis 5

    2 For Sale from $512.81

    A.k.a. Holger Czukay (Can) & Rolf Dammer
    1969

  3. Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei

    35 For Sale from $39.33

    1969
    Listening tip: "Dem Guten, Schönen, Wahren"

  4. Organisation - Tone Float

    4 For Sale from $561.69

    Pre-Kraftwerk!
    1969/'70

  5. Guru Guru - UFO

    5 For Sale from $73.60

    1970
    Listening tip: "Der LSD-Marsch"

  6. Embryo (3) - Opal

    9 For Sale from $264.04

    1970
    Listening tip: "Glockenspiel"

  7. Brainticket - Cottonwoodhill

    10 For Sale from $33.71

    1970
    Listening tip: "Brainticket, parts 1 & 2"

  8. Annexus Quam - Osmose

    9 For Sale from $207.87

    1970

  9. Xhol - Essen 1970

    10 For Sale from $16.80

    a.k.a. XHOL CARAVAN
    Live 1970 (not available until 2009)

  10. Guru Guru - Essen 1970

    8 For Sale from $14.99

    Live 1970 (not available until 2002)

  11. Faust - Faust

    11 For Sale from $55.13

    1971
    In my opinion the greatest Krautrock record EVER ! ! !

  12. Can - Tago Mago

    36 For Sale from $84.27

    1971
    Listening tips: "Mushroom" & "Aumgn"

  13. Deuter - D

    8 For Sale from $39.33

    1971

  14. Gila (2) - Gila

    14 For Sale from $162.92

    1971

  15. Bröselmaschine - Bröselmaschine

    14 For Sale from $140.45

    1971
    Listening tips: "Gedanken" & "Schmetterling"