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The In-kraut Vol. 3 - Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany 1967-1974

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Genre: Rock - Psychedelic Rock / Artist: Various Artists / Audio CD released 2008-05-26 at Marina

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      02.03.2010 22:26
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      Three is not the magic number

      A few weeks ago I was impressed with The In-Kraut Vol.1 and made an effort to have a listen to the later volumes. Somehow I've ended up listening to the 3rd volume before the 2nd one, again it's a compilation of German musicians or in some cases foreigners going for a funky 60s psychedelic sound in Germany.

      My favourite tracks of the album have to be the psychedelic Belgian/German combo Daisy Clan's track "Glory Be", there's also an interesting semi-orchestral version of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love",

      The album fuses a list of tracks in different styles from a psychedelic garage sound through to funk, soul and even a bit of early disco, it certainly doesn't seem to be in any chronological order but for the most part definitely works out ok. The album does seem to have slightly more funk tendencies than the 1st volume that I listened to.

      Overall a pretty good album, it's not without faults though and one track I find particularly hideous to listen to is the high pitch Georgees - Butterflies Never Cry. For me the album reaches a sort of bland part in the middle, I guess it just becomes a bit too instrumental for a while and not being the biggest fan of funk, it doesn't overly appeal at that time.

      The album has quite a lot of cover songs but Katja Ebstein's "A Hard Day's Night" has to be one of the more interesting ones, complete with sitars and a Petula Clarkesque voice that has hints of a German accent at times. This is probably the pinnacle of the album for me, the best part since the first few tracks after this it's back to funky town before some excellent jazzy instrumentalism. The album finishes off with a song called "High" which clearly samples the guitar riff from Pusher Man by Steppenwolf. A pretty odd ending to a reasonably good album, I however prefer the 1st volume.

      1 Daisy Clan: Glory Be
      2 Ambros Seelos: Hangman's Rope
      3 Gene Williams: My Soul Is Black
      4 Dieter Zimmermann: Whole Lotta Love
      5 Georgees: Butterflies Never Cry
      6 The Rainbow Orchestra: La Avispa
      7 Inga: The Beat Goes On
      8 Heinz Kiessling: Drift
      9 Certain Lions & Tigers: Fever
      10 Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra: The World Is Gone
      11 Frank & The Top Ten: Beach Bunny
      12 Adam & Eve: The Witch
      13 Hazy Osterwald Sextet: The Call
      14 The German Top Five: The Champ
      15 Katja Ebstein: A Hard Day's Night
      16 Acid: Hipguard
      17 Rolf Kühn: Playmate
      18 Memphis Black: That's Me Boy
      19 Ingfried Hoffmann: Stroke It
      20 Karl Schiller: High

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Daisy Clan: Glory Be
      2 Ambros Seelos: Hangman's Rope
      3 Gene Williams: My Soul Is Black
      4 Dieter Zimmermann: Whole Lotta Love
      5 Georgees: Butterflies Never Cry
      6 The Rainbow Orchestra: La Avispa
      7 Inga: The Beat Goes On
      8 Heinz Kiessling: Drift
      9 Certain Lions & Tigers: Fever
      10 Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra: The World Is Gone
      11 Frank & The Top Ten: Beach Bunny
      12 Adam & Eve: The Witch
      13 Hazy Osterwald Sextet: The Call
      14 The German Top Five: The Champ
      15 Katja Ebstein: A Hard Day's Night
      16 Acid: Hipguard
      17 Rolf Kühn: Playmate
      18 Memphis Black: That's Me Boy
      19 Ingfried Hoffmann: Stroke It
      20 Karl Schiller: High