Birth ControlHoodoo Man

Label:CBS – S 65 316, CBS – S 65316
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Style:Prog Rock, Jazz-Rock, Krautrock, Hard Rock


A3Get Down To Your Fate7:58
B1Gamma Ray9:44
B2Hoodoo Man8:25

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Cover reads "D Printed in Germany", unlike Hoodoo Man which has "Printed in Holland".

European edition with STEMRA rights.
Released in a gatefold cover and orange CBS labels.

On cover rear:
Recorded September and October 72 at Windrose-Studios Hamburg
Special thanks to: Mr. George Mac Knickerick for playing bagpipe, to Werner for disturbing, to Lothar and Fancy for service and chinese food, and to Pastor Plate for Church-Organ

℗ 1972 CBS
Eingetragenes Warenzeichen der Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.
D Printed in Germany

Center label:
Made In Holland

Track A1 "Buy !" on back cover ("Buy!" on label).
Track B3 "Kaulstoß" on cover rear, "Kaulstoss" on label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (Boxed): STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, center label): S 65316-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, center label): S 65316-2
  • Matrix / Runout (A soft hand engraved): S 65 316 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (B soft hand engraved): S 65 316 - B

Other Versions (5 of 25)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Hoodoo Man (LP, Album, Gatefold)CBS, CBSS 65 316, S 65316Europe1972
New Submission
Hoodoo Man (LP, Stereo)CBSS 65316Spain1974
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Hoodoo Man (LP, Album, Reissue)CBS, CBSCBS 32294, S 32294Spain1983
Hoodoo Man (CD, Album, Reissue)Columbia, ColumbiaCOL 476973 2, 476973 2Europe1994
Hoodoo Man (CD, Album, Remastered, Stereo)Columbia, ColumbiaCMP-5616, 476973 2South Korea1996



  • Wizard1982's avatar
    Beloved by rock rebels everywhere, the gloriously taboo-busting Birth Control (the name itself says it all) have enjoyed a lengthy, five-decade career filled with excellent albums and plenty of controversy.
    From the very beginning the core of the group has been vocalist/drummer Bernd Noske and guitarist Bruno Frenzel, both of whom featured on every single album between 1970 and 1982, the groups first phase of activity and their peak years.
    Whilst their self-titled debut established their credo - it came deliberately housed in a round sleeve designed to look exactly like the contraceptive packaging of the era - it was their second and theird albums, 'Operation' and 'Hoodoo Man', which truly introduced them as a top-notch progressive rock group to be feared.
    Issued in 1972, 'Hoodoo Man' is arguably the pick-of-the-bunch, a superb, organ-doused heavy prog record filled with pulsating instrumental interplay and featuring some of their best-known songs, chiefly 'Gamma Ray' and the wondrous 'Get Down To Your Fate'.
    Later albums, such as the remarkable 'Plastic People', would see them switch to a more spacey, Pink Floyd-inspired style, but they would never forget their roots despite a series of constant line-up changes.
    At the heart of everything was Noske and Frenzel, the duo were the mainstays throughout, though organist Wolfgang Neuser deserves special mention for his firey and energetic displays on 'Hoodoo Man'.
    If you have to start somewhere with regards to Birth Control, make sure you start here.
    • dronsz's avatar
      Edited 10 years ago
      This edition should not be considered essentially "German", as the disc is made in Holland. For the cover, there are German and Dutch ones, indeed.
      I´m pretty sure there´s no purely "German" edition from 1972, all discs were pressed in Holland, as CBS frequently did back then.
      Anyway, if so, I really would like to see this label´s picture, with GEMA printed on.


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