Monday, February 23, 2015

Guru Guru - 1973 - Don't Call Us (We Call You)

Guru Guru
1973
Don't Call Us (We Call You)





101. Africa Steal the Show 12:22
102. Round Dance 8:35
103. 200 Clichés 5:08
104. Das Zwickmaschinchen 4:42
105. Guru Guru Ltd. 11:39

Bonus disk on Revisited Rec. SPV 305322 DCD:
LIVE AUDIENCE RECORDING FROM GERMAN ROCK FESTIVAL '73

201. 200 Clichés 6:56
202. Ooga Booga 34:18
203. Der Elektrolurch 16.28
204. Medley: Rocken mit Eduard/Somethin' Else/Weekend/Twenty Flight Rock 10:40

- Ax Genrich / guitar
- Hans Hartmann / bass
- Mani Neumeier / drums, keyboards,




By August 1973, they had replaced Bruno Schaab with Hans Hartmann, were back in the studio, and released their next album Don't Call Us (We Call You). This album was the basis for their live repertoire in the early 70s. It is a mixture of free form improvised material "Africa Steals the Show" and "Guru Guru Ltd." and orchestrated songs "200 Clichés" and "Das Zwickmaschinchen". The fifth song on this album "Round Dance" is a Shoshone Indian dance, which was intended to be part of their concerts but never had the desired effect with their audience. "Round Dance" has some beautiful interludes that could have come from the West Coast bands of the time. The improvised music was where Guru Guru excelled. Ax Genrich favored more composed music and within ten months of its release, he departed the band. As a bonus, there is a second disc with a bootlegged live audience recording from a 1973 German rock festival in Krefeld. It features "200 Clichés" from this album, "Ooga Booga" from Känguru, and "Der Elektrolurch" and "Medley" from Guru Guru. As this is an audience recording, don't expect a great sound or a stereo mix though it does capture the insanity and energy of their live performance.

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