Guru Guru / Hinten (Vinyl LP)
Gatefold cover – With insert
Ltd to 250 copies
Label: Play Loud!
Reissue – Limited edition / Gatefold cover – comes with insert
This black vinyl release is limited to 250 copies.
Format: Vinyl LP
Release date: 2016
Play loud!, the label for film and music, is proud to announce an entire Guru Guru package. The reissues of the original first two Guru Guru albums has been made possible through the fact that Guru Guru regained ownership to their masters.
Limited edition of the original album from 1971. This release is the first after 1971 that has been fully authorised by the band.
Guru Guru is a German Krautrock band formed in 1968 as The Guru Guru Groove by Mani Neumeier (drums), Uli Trepte (bass) and Eddy Naegeli (guitar) later replaced by American Jim Kennedy (guitar). In time for their debut in 1970, Ax Genrich had replaced Kennedy to solidify the classic Guru Guru line up.
Guru Guru were related to the free jazz music scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes. The band was also influenced by psychedelic rock artist, such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Rolling Stones and early Pink Floyd. Among the band’s friends were Amon Düül, Can and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru played jam sessions.
Guru Guru’s live performances in the late 1960s and early 1970s were politically left-oriented. They organized concerts together with the Socialist German Student Union, read political texts between the songs, and sometime played at the jails. Their shows were extravagant and anarchistic, some of the musicians lived together in a commune in German Odenwald region, experimented with hallucinogens (one of their songs is titled The LSD March/German: Der LSD-Marsch). Mani Neumeier is one of the organizers of the annual Krautrock-Festival Finkenbach.
A1 Electric Junk 11:04 / A2 The Meaning Of Meaning 12:13
B1 Bo Diddley 10:02 / B2 Space Ship 11:08