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tracks 3-5

ALCATRAZ

  

ENERGIE PROGRAMM IN ROCK

CD-R Cosmic Egg UTCE 006 CDR out of print
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duration: 35'23"

1. Energiereicher Auftakt  3'12"
2.
Gesicherte Erkenntnisse  3'11"
3.
Liebesgrüße Aus Hamburg
    (Aufruf Des Senats An Die Unternehmer)
  2'39"
4.
Plastische Vorstellungen  2'28"
5.
Stolperberg  5'56"
   
Die Sogenannte Ölkrise 1973/74
6. a. Sonntagsfahrverbot  2'35"
7. b.
Adolfs Vermächtnis  1'13"
8.
Bullensong  3'05"
9.
Spezialdemokraten  2'15"
10.
Auf Dem Bauplatz  5'13"
11.
Atomkraft Ist So Nötig...  3'07"

Recorded in March 1978 in Studio Eulenspiegel.
Technician: Matthias Hartmann.
Production: Alcatraz and Kalla Wefel.
Music and text: Alcatraz.
Original cover graphics: Jule.
Reissue layout: Alan Freeman
Remastered from Thomas Hockling's original vinyl.
Digital clean-up and remaster by Alan Freeman (13-15 April 2014).
This limited edition © May 2014. Released 1 May 2014.
Produced by Alan & Steve Freeman, Auricle Music, Cosmic Egg, Ultimate Transmissions.

Jan Rieck: schlagzeug / drums.
Klaus Holst: guitarre / guitar.
Rüdiger Berghahn: tasteninstrumente & gesang / keyboards & vocals.
Ed Schulze: bass / bass.

review...
(The Crack In The Cosmic Egg)
So, wind-on six years to their second album:
Energie Programm In Rock which still had three original members, with Klaus Holst's notably Faust-like guitar still present, but a very different music. Close to Floh De Cologne or Lied Des Teufels, being a mixture of progressive rock and theatre in German, with an obscure eccentric feel to it, it's an odd one all round, but definitely a grower when one becomes accustomed to the lopsided Zappa-esque pastiche of it all. So fans of real German language Krautrock, here’s a rarity to savour - enjoy!

As the tapes had long ago been lost, this album had remained un-reissued until now. Having learned the techniques and knowhow to do a remaster of clean enough quality for a CD reissue I was given the go-ahead to do this after the Cosmic Egg issue of “Made In Germania”. It was a difficult one, as Thomas Hockling’s original vinyl was only about vg+ condition (but much better definition that the recording I already had), and the synthesizer sounds make it all the more a fiddly job. But it was free of any turntable noise or serious defects. The resulting disc sounds amazingly good, if you ask me!

Versions...
Originally issued as a private LP, cat# AL 19377 in 1978
First Cosmic Egg edition, 20 numbered copies - released 1/5/2014
Bandcamp download - released 31/12/2018




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