Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nucleus



All Music Guide Biography by Bradley Torreano

Nucleus began its long jazz-rock journey in 1969, when it was originally formed by trumpeter Ian Carr. They attracted a following after a successful performance at the Montreux International Festival in 1970, which led to the critical success of albums Elastic Rock and We'll Talk About It Later. The other members consisted of saxophonist Karl Jenkins, drummer John Marshall, and guitarist Chris Spedding. Spedding split after the first two albums, but the rest of the lineup lasted until 1972, when Jenkins and Marshall both left to join Soft Machine. Belladonna was the first album with only Carr, and although he enlisted the help of guitarist Allan Holdsworth, the band eventually became a solo venture for his music. They finally broke up in the mid-'80s after several Carr-only albums.

http://www.iancarrsnucleus.net/





Violeta Parra



All Music Guide Biography by Drago Bonacich

Daughter of a music teacher and a singer/guitarist, Violeta Parra was influenced by her parents since being a child. At the age of nine, the young girl started singing and playing guitar, soon composing traditional Chilean music. After getting married to Luis Cereceda in 1952, the singer/songwriter began touring the country, assimilating the natural charm of her native land, which mostly inspired her work. In 1954, Violeta Parra moved to Europe, deciding to settle down in France, where the artist started recording her poetic songs. When returning to Chile in 1958, Violeta Parra got involved in painting and sculpture, extending her artistic skills even more. In 1961, the singer returned to Europe, this time singing along with her daughter Isabel Parra and her son Angel Parra being responsible for keeping their mother's legacy alive.

http://www.violetaparra.cl/







Monday, September 28, 2009

Mercedes Sosa



All Music Guide Biography by Jason Ankeny

The driving force behind the nueva canción movement, singer Mercedes Sosa was born and raised in Tucumán, Argentina, beginning her performing career at age 15 after taking top honors in a radio station amateur competition. A rich, expressive vocalist and a gifted interpreter, Sosa was dubbed "the voice of the silent majority" for her choice of overtly political material, and alongside artists including Violetta Parra and Atahualpa Yupanqui she spearheaded the rise of the so-called "nueva canción" movement, which heralded the emergence of protest music across Argentina and Chile during the 1960s. The movement was crippled in 1973 by the CIA-sponsored coup which ousted democratically-elected Chilean President Salvador Allende; with her repertoire of songs championing human rights and democracy, Sosa was viewed as a serious threat by the military regime which assumed power, and in 1975 she was arrested during a live performance which also resulted in the incarceration of many audience members. Death threats forced her to leave Argentina in 1979, and she remained in exile for three years, finally returning with a triumphant comeback performance in February 1982. Sosa recorded prolifically in the years to follow. In fall 2000, Sosa won a Grammy for Best Folk Album for Misa Criolla at the first annual Latin Grammy Awards.





Selda



All Music Guide Biography by Vefik Karaege

Protest Anatolian pop/folk/psychedelic singer Selda is the leading female artist in a male-dominant world. Her intense voice and impressive skill at reinterpreting hundred-year-old Turkish folk tunes have supplied her a well-deserved fame all around the world, even though she was a bit late to be received. On the other hand, because of her political views, she was banned, imprisoned, and abandoned in the chaotic years of Turkish history.



Selda Bagcan was born in 1948. She grew up in a well-educated family, where she showed interest in music at an early age. She played the guitar for pleasure, until her first two singles recorded in 1971 sold almost a million copies. That was the turning point for her, and step by step, she became one of the most influential female figures in the Turkish folk scene. She recorded a single with Mogollar in 1972. Same year, she was sent to Bulgaria by the Turkish government to participate in the Golden Orfeus Festival. The 1970s were the peak years of Selda's career as she heavily toured Turkey and Europe while she was building up a large fan base. Her self-titled first LP was released in 1976. Her much-anticipated debut is one of the most precious items of every collector. This LP showcases her more psych-prog side more than her later works.



After the infamous military coup in 1980, her passport was seized by the government and she couldn't leave the country until 1987. Meanwhile, she missed the opportunity to attend the WOMAD Foundation Festival, which was inspired by Peter Gabriel. She was imprisoned in 1982 and again in 1984. After 1987, Selda took the stage in numerous festivals in both Turkey and Europe. In 1990, she bought the rights to her own recordings. In 1994, she started re-releasing them in a series of albums named Turkulerimiz from her own record company Major Muzik — latest being Turkulerimiz 6 which was released in 2006. Her most recent album of original material, Anne Ben Geldim, was released in 2002.



After surviving a serious accident in 2000 while she was touring, Selda was relatively lucky in the new millennium with the rediscovery of Turkish psychedelic-era music by European and American collectors. Her first LP, Selda, was re-released in 2006 by Finders Keepers, but was met with grave reviews

Check out these sites to get info on her entire discography and further biographical information:

http://progressive.homestead.com/SELDA.html

http://flabbergasted-vibes.blogspot.com/2009/08/selda-bagcan-vurulduk-ey-halkim-unutma.html










Sunday, September 27, 2009

AstroNation Torrent Blog .91





http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=268522

Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 51208 (5 December 2008)

Recorded by P.J.Peanutz Edirol R-09
Pix by P.J. & Mic

Set One: Damo Suzuki, Kawabata Makoto , Charles Hayward with The Courtesy Group

Set Two: Damo Suzuki, Kawabata Makoto , Charles Hayward with Pram

Set one is Damo (vocals), Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) (guitar), Charles Hayward (This Heat) (drums) and The Courtesy Group (Al Hutchins-vocals, Chris Cundy-bass clarinet, Dave Baker-drums, Dave Cochrane-bass, Saul Hillier-bass, Hidehiko Nagai-guitar). Set two is Damo, Kawabata Makoto , Charles Hayward and Pram. Note: The two sets appear to be long improvisations hence no tracks or set listing.

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SUNN O))) & Eagle Twin 2009-09-24 The Bijou Theatre Knoxville TN USA
Sony ECM-717 > M-Audio 10db pad > ZOOM H2 > SDHC card > PC > WavePad > TLH > Flac

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Taped by Jerry B. aka "The Govner"

Eagle Twin Part I
Eagle Twin Part II
50:31

Sunn O))) Part I
Sunn O))) Part II
78:06

Friday, September 25, 2009

Velvert Turner



All Music Guide Review by Sean Westergaard

Velvert Turner was apparently a friend of Jimi Hendrix's, and the Hendrix vibe on the album Velvert Turner Group is almost overpowering, right down to the fish-eye photo on the back cover. Turner's got great guitar tone and a playing style quite similar to Jimi. The songs are also similar to later-period Hendrix, circa First Rays of the New Rising Sun, but with some keyboards added. In fact, "Three O'Clock Train" starts out with a riff very close to "Izabella," then sounds more like "51st Anniversary" in the body of the tune. The really shocking thing, though, is how much Turner's voice sounds like Jimi. It's jarring, right down to the same vocal inflections. But it doesn't sound like imitation, it just sounds like they came from the same places. The songs are good, although not the equal of Hendrix's, but some of the guitar playing is great, with some good feedback and panning effects to boot. It's certainly derivative, but Jimi left so few official albums that this will be a welcome sound to Hendrix fans.



From Chris Robinson:

I met Velvert at the Stable Inn on Barrow St in the Village, an after- hours hang out w/ food and a juke box. My friend Ronnie Romano knew Velvert, and knew he was looking for a keyboard player for his LA group, so Ronnie hooked us up. Always a man of style, Velvert had his rented stretch limo whisk us away to his hotel across from Madison Square Garden, where we talked all night.

A week later producer Tom Wilson was picking me up at LAX....... Hollywood!, DA DA DA DA DA DA DA, Hollywood!..... A clever, witty young man was Velvert. He hung out for years with Jimi Hendrix, both before and after Jimi made it big---Velvert was his musical protégé, side-kick, and 'little brother'. I guess Tom Wilson jumped at the chance to produce Velvert, on Micheal Monarch's Just Sunshine label--(Micheal's the curly headed dude on the motorcycle at the end of the original Woodstock movie).

And Velvert told me the story why: During a break in their 1966 American tour, the Animals bass player Chas Chandler caught Jimi's act at a club and was blown away! He called the Animals producer Tom Wilson (also produced Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel).... "TOM! there's this UNBELIEVABLE guitar player you GOTTA sign him!He can play ANYTHING! He can even play guitar with his TEETH!!" "Chas, I am in the MUSIC business, not the CARNIVAL business--I ain't gonna go see some fool play guitar with his GODDAMM TEETH!!!"...... Well alright, then; Chas took Jimi back to England with him at the end of the Animals' tour---and the rest is you know what.



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Touch



All Music Guide Biography by Christopher Evans:

Most fans of progressive rock tend to assume that the genre came into being in the U.K. somewhere around the time that the Nice changed tack from the psychedelia of songs like "Flower King of Flies" and "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon" in favor of monkeying around with Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Yet there's an equally strong case to be made for Touch's one remarkable album, recording sessions for which began as early as 1968, as the true progenitor of prog. The difference is that by the time Keith Emerson was whipping up a media frenzy for his on-stage knife-wielding, Touch were already plummeting earthwards.

The band was essentially the brainchild of keyboard player Don Gallucci, already assured a footnote in rock history as a 16-year-old member of the Kingsmen. In fact, it's his piano that introduces what most people consider to be the definitive version of "Louie, Louie." By the mid-'60s he'd left to form his own moderately successful band, Don & the Goodtimes, alongside vocalist Jeff Hawks, guitarist Joey Newman, and, later, bassist Bruce Hauser and drummer John Bordonaro. The band inevitably began to gravitate away from its R&B roots toward music of a more cosmic mien around 1967, and the name change to Touch soon followed. Gallucci in particular was now composing music that owed as much to jazz and classical forms as it did to rock, and when the band began rehearsing his new material in a Moorish-style castle in the Hollywood Hills, word quickly spread that something special was afoot.

Soon, record company execs were being lured to the castle, plied with drugs, and exposed to the band's formidable sonic assault. A bidding war ended with Coliseum/London Records snapping them up for the then exorbitant fee of $25,000. Recording sessions commenced shortly after at Sunset Sound. It was at this point that the Touch sessions began to acquire legendary status, as a succession of rock superstars began to join the assembled freaks and partygoers drawn by the Touch vibe to hear for themselves what all the fuss was about. Mick Jagger was the first, followed by Jimi Hendrix and Grace Slick. For his part, Hendrix ended up so impressed that he rented studio time just so he could listen to the whole album.

Gallucci, still only 19, grandiloquently called the album "a spiritual quest put to music, a search for the Holy Grail of its generation by way of sound." But when the record company suggested that Touch take their spiritual quest on the road, Gallucci bluntly refused, insisting that it would have been impossible to re-create the music's complexities live. Soon, with their advance spent and sales dwindling, the bandmembers were reduced to using the antique furniture in their rental house for firewood. They split shortly after, leaving other bands to pursue their Holy Grail of sound.

Gallucci's extraordinary potential was never fulfilled. Aside from the odd abortive film soundtrack, he worked briefly as a producer, helming albums by the Stooges and Tom Waits before leaving the music business entirely for a career in real estate. As for his band's legacy, Touch were hailed as inspirational by bands like Yes, Kansas, and Uriah Heep, but their influence has never been even remotely reflected in the sales of their sole album, which only received its first CD release in 1993.


Brainticket



All Music Guide Biography by Greg Prato:

The obscure late-'60s/early-'70s experimental/Krautrock outfit Brainticket originally formed in 1968, consisting of members from Swiss, German, and Italian descent. Although members came and went during their tenure together, their most popular lineup consisted of Joel Vandroogenbroeck (organ, flute), Ron Bryer (guitar), Werni Frohlich (bass), Coismo Lampis (drums), Wolfgang Paap (tabla), Dawn Muir (vocals), and Hellmuth Kolbe (potentiometers, generators, and sound effects). The multi-member band issued a trio of albums in the early '70s — 1971's Cottonwoodhill, 1972's Pshychonaut, and 1974's Celestial Ocean — before disbanding. Brainticket resurfaced in the early '80s with a pair of albums, Adventure and Voyage, but soon disappeared once more. The late '90s saw Brainticket's hard to find first two albums reissued on CD.















Francis Ford Coppola - 1979 - Apocalypse Now



Apocalypse Now Wikipedia Movie Description:

Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film set during the Vietnam War. The plot revolves around two US Army special operations officers, one of whom, Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) of MACV-SOG, is sent into the jungle to assassinate the other, the rogue and presumably insane Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando) of Special Forces. The film was produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script by Coppola and John Milius. The script is based on Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness, and also draws elements from Michael Herr's Dispatches, the film version of Conrad's Lord Jim (which shares the same character of Marlow with Heart of Darkness), and Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972).

The film became notorious in the entertainment press due to its lengthy and troubled production, as documented in Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse. Marlon Brando showed up to the set overweight and Martin Sheen suffered a heart attack. The production was also beset by extreme weather that destroyed several expensive sets. In addition, the release date of the film was delayed several times as Coppola struggled to come up with an ending and to edit the millions of feet of footage that he had shot.

The film won the Cannes Palme d'Or and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.



Directed: Francis Ford Coppola
Produced: Francis Ford Coppola, Kim Aubry
Written by Novella: Joseph Conrad
Screenplay: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola
Narration: Martin Sheen
Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Aurore Clement, Christian Marquand
Music: Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro
Editing: Walter Murch

Zerox



I was searching online for some 80's hip-hop and I stumbled across this from a recommendation that a good friend of mine made. Blurs and Slurs is the only song I have heard from them but the beat is bugged out! This is definitely ahead of its time. Little is known about this group outside of the fact that they came from Dallas and were heavily slept on! Listen to a track of theirs at the following site:

http://www.cocaineblunts.com

Monday, September 21, 2009

Michio Kurihara



All Music Guide Biography by Jason Ankeny

The premier guitarist of the Japanese underground psychedelic movement, Michio Kurihara was born November 23, 1961, in Tokyo. Though raised on a diet of classical music, as a teen his interests turned to rock & roll, and he began playing guitar at age 14. Kurihara made his recorded debut in 1983 with ONNA, a group led by cartoonist Keizo Miyanishi, followed a year later by a tenure with YB02. In mid-1986, he was invited to join the You Ishihara-led White Heaven, considered in some quarters the most significant band of Japan's psychedelic revival. Here Kurihara's guitar playing blossomed, its ferocious, feedback-rich lyricism often evoking Quicksilver Messenger Service's John Cippolina. He remained with White Heaven until 1991, going on to play with Henkyo Gakudan and others.



In 1994 Kurihara first collaborated with Ghost, whose ranks he officially joined three years later. As a result of the band's U.S. distribution deal with Drag City, many Western listeners discovered Japan's blooming psychedelic culture for the first time — in particular, acid folk duo Damon & Naomi championed their admiration for Ghost in interviews, later inviting the group to open their U.S. tour and in 2000 releasing the LP collaboration Damon & Naomi With Ghost. Kurihara played guitar on the duo's subsequent world tour, and remained a frequent collaborator in the years to follow. In late 1999, he also joined with White Heaven bandmates You Ishihara and Chiyo Kamekawa in the Stars, and in 2005 finally issued his debut solo album, Sunset Notes.









Hijack



Biography below comes from Wikipedia

Hijack were a hip hop group from Brixton in London, featuring Kamanchi Sly, DJ Supreme, DJ Undercover, Ulysses, Agent Fritz and Agent Clueso. Their first single, "Style Wars" (Music of Life, 1988 caught the attention of the British hip hop community. Their next release, "Hold No Hostage" / "Doomsday of Rap" (Music of Life, 1989) became an underground hit across Europe, bringing them to the attention of West Coast rapper Ice T. Ice T signed the group to his own Rhyme Syndicate record label, and they recorded and released the single "The Badman is Robbin'" (Rhyme Syndicate, 1989). The track reached #56 in the UK Singles Chart. The group's debut album - The Horns of Jericho (Rhyme Syndicate, 1991) - was recorded around the same time, but Warner (who had a distribution deal with Rhyme Syndicate) did not release the album in the United States. Following this the group split up and went their separate ways.



DJ Supreme founded Backbone Records, whilst Kamanchi Sly and DJ Undercover founded Reservoir Records and recorded as Mr Pink and Mr Blond for a short. Kamanchi Sly changed his name to Unknown MC and had chart success with his brother DJ Pied Piper. DJ Pied Piper and the Masters of Ceremonies's single "Do You Really Like It" (Relentless Records, 2001) reached number 1 in the UK chart. Since then, Kamanchi Sly released two EPs in 2004. DJ Supreme attended the Scratchcon 2000 seminar in San Francisco, California, which was hosted by DJ Qbert. Supreme is an active DJ on the European nightclub circuit and continues to work in record production. His most recent project include the making of his semi-biographical documentary film, The Turntable Trixters, which chronicles the history of Hijack. The film was recently screened by the British Film Institute and a DVD is available.







Valentine Hugo



From Wikipedia

Valentine Hugo (1887 – 1968) was an artist. She was born Valentine Gross in Boulogne-sur-Mer and died in Paris. Valentine studied painting in Paris, and in 1919 married French artist Jean Hugo (1894-1984), great-grandson of Victor Hugo. She collaborated with him on ballet designs including Jean Cocteau's Maries de la Tour Eiffel (1921), and in 1926 executed 24 wood engravings after maquettes by Jean Hugo for Romeo and Juliette. She met the surrealists around 1928 and actively participated in the movement between 1930 and 1936. The foremost illustrator of Paul Éluard's work, she first exhibited with the surrealists in the Salon des Surindependants of 1933.













David Lynch



Mini Biography from The Internet Movie Database

Born in 1946 in Missoula, Montana, David Lynch was raised early in small town America. After high school, he went to Boston to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Shortly after that, he planned a 3 year trip to Europe to work on his art, but didn't take to it and left after 15 days. In 1977, he released his first film Eraserhead (1977), which, although not critically acclaimed, was noticed by many people, including Francis Ford Coppola, who was rumored to have screenings of it for his cast and crew on the Apocalypse Now (1979) set. After a stream of visually stunning films such as Blue Velvet (1986), Lost Highway (1997) and Mulholland Dr. (2001). All these films, and a few more, beginning with Blue Velvet (1986), and including his "Twin Peaks" (1990) TV series, feature what has now been added to signature Lynch features, such as vibrant colors, the use of dreams and amazing montage to connect character thought and multiple emotions into one sequence.



In addition to that, since Blue Velvet (1986), Lynch has gained the reputation of one of the foremost auteurs in the filmmaking industry, and one of the few living auteur's who continually defies both cinematic convention and the Hollywood curse. His films continually represent his ideal that films; representing life, should be complicated, and, in some cases and sequences, be inexplainable. I'm sure he knows why he puts the scenes and shots and props and cuts and effects and filters and lights and colors and actors and costumes and music in the scenes, but he'll never tell anyone else. For this reason, and due to the beautiful confusion of his films, he will always be recognized as if not one of the greatest filmmakers, one of the most original.



Lynch is a creative master, and even if his films aren't necessarily realistic, they are real in their representation of what life is: a confusing, irrational series of random events that truly have little purpose, and one makes their own interpretation of every event, giving their life purpose personally. Lynch wants his films to resonate emotionally and instinctively, and for every person to relate and make their own understanding. As he said "Life is very, very confusing, and so films should be allowed to be, too". David Lynch is original. He has done things in filmmaking that D.W. Griffith did in his day. David Lynch will never stop making beauty on the screen.

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Francis Ford Coppola - 2007 - Youth Without Youth



From Wikipedia:

Youth Without Youth is a 2007 film by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novella of the same name by Romanian author Mircea Eliade. It is the first film that Coppola has directed since 1997's The Rainmaker. It was distributed through Sony Pictures Classics in the United States and Pathé in the UK and France. The film was shot with a Sony HDC-F900 in High Definition and edited on Final Cut Pro 5. The music was composed by Grammy award-winning Argentinan classical composer Osvaldo Golijov. Originally the film was to be distributed by United Artists. Sony Pictures Classics distributed the film when it opened in limited release in the United States on December 14, 2007. In an interview, Coppola said that he made the film as a meditation on time and on consciousness, which he considers a "changing tapestry of illusion," but he admitted that the film may also be appreciated as a beautiful love story, or as a mystery.

Agitation Free



The biography below on Agitation Free comes directly from here

AGITATION FREE was one of the leading exponents of German experimental rock music in the early 1970s. Even in the initial phase of its existence, the group had already attained cult status, which was consolidated over the years. Starting in 1967, the Berlin band had begun to develop long and, for its time, very free musical improvisations. They were experimenting in concerts with liquid projectors, slides, and their own experimental films, in ways analogous to the California underground bands Jefferson Airplane and Iron Butterfly. AGITATION FREE soon was counted among the most interesting bands in Berlin, and worked in the avant-garde music scene with composers such as Ladislav Kupkovič, Friedhelm Döhl, Erhard Großkopf, Peter Michael Hamel and John Cage.



The Beat Studio that AGITATION FREE initiated under the direction of Thomas Kessler also developed into the creative center for the Berlin groups ASH RA TEMPEL and TANGERINE DREAM. Early in 1970, AGITATION FREE appeared in the “First German Progressive Pop Festival” at the Berliner Sportpalast. In April 1972, the band – now consisting of Lutz Ulbrich, Michael Günther, Jörg Schwenke, Michael Hoenig and Burghard Rausch – toured Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus and Greece at the invitation of the Goethe Institute. Manifold impressions from this trip found expression in the first album, Malesch, a fascinating soundweaving of exotic-sounding original recordings from the Near East journey combined with Krautrock – and a forerunner of today’s world music.



Many concerts brought the band steadily increasing fame and recognition all over Europe. The group appeared in the cultural program of the Munich summer Olympics in 1972, went on their first French tour for two months early in 1973, appeared in May at the “German Rock Super Concert” in Frankfurt, produced their second album, 2nd – with Stefan Diez (g) – and then went on to tour major European cities with Gustl Lütjens (g). The leading radio stations SFB and WDR broadcast portraits, radio plays and live concerts that featured the group. The band also played venues such as the renowned “Warsaw Autumn” festival.



By the end of 1974, though, the five musical individualists were moving in such different directions that, after a farewell concert, the band broke up. Looking back, it’s evident that the AGITATION FREE experimental circle was one of the important bands in the “Berlin School”, not to mention its role as a career springboard for many musicians. For example, Christopher Franke helped TANGERINE DREAM to gain worldwide recognition. Axel Genrich went to GURU GURU. Burghard Rausch became a founding member of BEL AMI, now is the drummer for the “Krautrock supergroup“ ELECTRIC FAMILY, and has had a career as a music journalist/moderator for radio and TV. Michael Günther became the technical coordinator of the Berlin Jazz Fest. Gustl Lütjens went on to be a sought-after studio musician, toured with SHIRLEY BASSEY, NENA and others, and later found a large audience, primarily in the USA, with his new-age band LIVING MIRRORS. Michael Hoenig worked for a time with KLAUS SCHULZE and TANGERINE DREAM and released a few solo albums before going on to become known in Hollywood as a film composer and a producer of contemporary classical music. He has worked with artists as different as Miles Davis, Phillip Glass, Morton Subotnick, Harold Budd and Jack Nitzsche. Lutz “Lüül” Ulbrich joined ASHRA, worked with VELVET UNDERGROUND singer NICO, produced noted solo albums, music for theater, wrote an autobiography and has celebrated worldwide success since the late 1990s with the 17 HIPPIES.



Fortunate circumstances brought the band back together in its original formation in 1998, nearly 25 years after they had separated, for a spontaneous gig on the stage of Berlin’s Tränenpalast. Four of the AGITATION FREE musicians decided to continue to work together, and in summer 1999, the new AGITATION FREE album River Of Return, produced by SPLIFF guitarist Potsch Potschka, was released. Early in 2007, the icons of German rock music, once again in the original line-up, played several wildly acclaimed concerts in Japan. And the members of AGITATION FREE are now lined up alongside Frank Zappa and David Bowie, large as life, to be admired in the Tokyo Tower Wax Museum.



For the first time, SPV is offering the complete series of the band’s CDs, after years when mostly bootlegs and fragments were in circulation worldwide, in a version newly mastered and authorized by AGITATION FREE. 
The original albums have been greatly enhanced, both acoustically and graphically, and extensive bonus material, some of it in the form of previously unreleased concert recordings, photos and films, has been added.