ARMAGGEDON – s/t LP (1970)

Saw that this one was one some Krautrock blog a few months ago, bronchitis but since a lot of those sites both use annoying third-party services like RapidShare and also have broken links after a while, traumatologist I thought I’d put it up as well. First caught this one a few years ago through a fellow record collector friend before I started my wicked Soulseekin’ ways. “Cosmic Dreams At Play” sez:

Why didn’t this group record more than just one album? Their self-titled album is a heavy progressive masterpiece with excellent, Hendrix-influenced guitar work and vocals by Frank Diez. Armageddon was the start of his long and impressive career. Their album had six tracks, and two of them were cover versions. Most impressive was the 10 minute version of Jeff Beck Group’s ‘Rice Pudding’. This track had some of the greatest heavy guitar riffing to appear on a German record. Their version of Spooky Tooth’s ‘Better By You, Better Than Me’ was also competent enough. In addition, both Frank Diez and Manfred Galatik wrote great songs, as typified by the tracks ‘People Talking’ and ‘Open’. Michael Nurnberg and Jurgen Lorenzen provided a strong backing. Armageddon’s album has rocketed in price during recent years, due to the ever increasing interest. However, demand for the group was poor way back in 1970, and Armaggedon soon broke up. Diez never played material with a similar energy again, his next step was to join the ‘slightly-above-average’ jazz-rockers Emergency.

Armaggedon – s/t LP (ZIP file)

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740 Responses to ARMAGGEDON

  1. Monty says:

    Yessss…great stuff! I’ve had this on cd since Kuckuck re-issued it in 1991. Now, are you ready for Out of Focus? Murphy Blend?