Wednesday, January 21, 2015

AG A.M (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ante Meridiem) - 1977 - Erinnerungen an eine positive Phase

(Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ante Meridiem)
Erinnerungen an eine positive Phase

01. Der Steinadler
02. Die Positive Phase Vom Eindruck Eines Kanadischen Spiegels (In Der Gro?en Stadt)
03. Bockenheimer Schlammtango
04. Blancanieve
05. I'll Come Back
06. Die Birke
07. Ballad Of The Lonesome Rover
08. River-Blues
09. Beautiful Remembrance
10. Good Night, Sleep Tight

- Peter P. Dettlaff / vocals, guitar, bass
- Gunter Westenberger / vocals, guitar, accordion
- Bernd Gansloser / vocals, bass, guitar
- Gerhard Muller / drums, clarinet, flute, organ

The full name of Ag A.M. is Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ante Meridiem, (which means something totally weird like "The Anti-Meridian Study Group"). They were a varied kind of folky politico band with a very German sound, and a music that drew in an extremely wide range of styles, ranging from theatrical Floh De Cologne territory, via trippy psychedelia, all sorts of progressive rock styles, and on to country rock even! Oddball stuff indeed, certainly their music was an acquired taste and original too.Nothing historical whatsoever is known about Ag A.M., no, not even the musicians full names! All that they left behind is an odd album that is full of surprises, yet doesn't really fit into any genre comfortably. It's a curiosity, and aptly it's one of the most obscure of 70's self produced obscurities.



  2. can you please reupload that one that does not work
    Glad you're back!! thanks for all your job !!

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  5. Many thanks, but the review on this one is mostly off.. The band's name translates to "Morning Work-Community" though their music is hardly political and nothing like Floh de Cologne.. sounds more like a communal group of friends relaxing and recording a strange lo-fi album in their spare time. A very real and genuine vibe to this music, the final track is even reminiscent of the Shaggs' "Philosophy of the World"! The band seems to be from the Frankfurt area since the recording was done in nearby Limeshain. And the guitarist Peter Dettleff was also in the group Air, whose "Teilweise Kacke... ...aber Stereo" was recorded in Frankfut a few years earlier.