Tuesday, 26 January 2016
If we're doing cosmiche we shouldn't go any further without acknowledging the masters. I never get tired of Neu!, that combination of straight ahead rhythms and guitars being fed through some lovely FX pedals for up to ten minutes. It's funny - all those bands active in West Germany from the late 60s onwards, produced by the same combination of geography, socio-political events, youth culture and US and British rock 'n' roll, get lumped together and don't really sound anything like each other. Neu!, Can and Faust sound very different from each other, which can make first delvings into the genre very confusing.