Cosmic Rock and Its Legacy

Book - 2009
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"Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy charts the history of this influential music genre, from its roots in free jazz, psychedelia and the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, to the groundbreaking experiments of Faust, Kraftwerk and Can. The late 1960s in West Germany was a period of profound breakthroughs, upheavals and reversals. Out of this climate, a music scene exploded that would forever change the face of western rock; at times anarchic, at others mystical, magickal, or utopian, it pushed rock beyond any known limits. Illustrated with concert photos, posters, record cover art and other rare visual material, and also including essays by Michel Faber, Erik Davis, David Stubbs, Ken Hollings and testimonials from Gavin Russom (Delia and Gavin/Black Meteoric Star), Plastic Crimewave, Stephen Thrower (Coil/Cyclobe), and Ann Shenton (Add N to (X)) this is an essential compendium to a music whose spirit and ideas still vibrate through contemporary culture today."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: London : Black Dog Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9781906155667
Branch Call Number: 781.66 KRA
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Kotsopoulos, Nikolaos


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woowoo Jan 16, 2012

Excellent book.

Not a list of obscure bands and NOT a discography but loads info on the SCENE.
Particular interest to me are the faces BEHIND the music: Conny Plank, Kaiser,Hauke..

Photo and bit on Zodiac Free Arts Lab Cologne where it all started.

There is material in this book thays not seen elsewhere.


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