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German Super Rock

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 25th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Michael Mechthold-Jin. License: All Rights Reserved.

    From Michael’s great collection of album art on Flickr:

    A terrible name for a record. And not even true: Hardy Hepp (from the band Krokodil) was Swiss and Jimmy Jackson American.
    But an interesting compilation of early 70s progressive rock anyway, with unusually long songs for a compilation on a major label.
    The Gila track stands out: Recorded with Florian Fricke from Popol Vuh.

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    • Marvin
    • Desdemona
    • Helvetica

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    3 Comments on “German Super Rock

    1. Sep 25th, 2017  8:59 pm

      The image — a depiction of Germania, from the Niederwald monument? — was quoted on the covers of a compilation series (Jazzkraut, Live Kraut, Son of Kraut) issued by Sireena Records.

    2. Sep 25th, 2017  9:42 pm

      Interesting combo, Marvin and Desdemona. They are certainly related. Maybe the designers were seeking a lighter version of Marvin for the small stuff, or vice versa.

    3. Sep 25th, 2017  9:55 pm

      Also, Desdemona was revived by Face Photosetting, as Mathieu has pointed out.

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