- communal music collective from Munich, eventually split into Amon Düül I and
Amon Düül II. Amon Düül I soon dissolved. Most famous member of Amon Düül II:
German photo model Uschi Obermeier.
Ash Ra Tempel
Also known as
Steeple Chase Blues Band
- Manuel Göttsching guitar, Hartmut Enke bass, Volker Zibell mouth-harp,
Wolfgang Müller drums
Road manager, manager, and important friend of the band,
Klaus D. Müller Members:
Manuel Göttsching guitar, Hartmut Enke bass, Klaus Schulze drums, also Ronald
Bosien for a time on drums (later with
), Wolfgang Müller drums,
vocals, Matthias Wehler alto sax, Uli Popp bongoes, Steve Schroyder organ (
), Michael Duwe vocals, Dietmar Burmeister drums, Jürgen Dollase keyboards,
Harald Grosskopf drums, Rosi Müller vocals,
Lutz "Lüül" Ulbrich
Ash Ra Tempe
l is the band closest to Agitation Free. We shared rehearsal space and a lot of
personal experiences, and remain in close contact to this day.
Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel 1971
Schwingungen Ash Ra Tempel 1972
Seven Up Ash Ra Tempel 1973
Join Inn Ash Ra Tempel 1973
Starring Rosi Ash Ra Tempel 1973
Le Berceau de Cristal Ash Ra Tempel 1993 Film-Musik
Discoveries Ash Ra Tempel 1989
Blackouts Ashra 1977
Correlations Ashra 1979
Belle Alliance Ashra 1980
Walkin´ the desert Ashra 1990
As well as various others under pseudonyms such as the Cosmic Jokers,
(with Claudia Skoda and Rosie Müller), etc.
Uli Trepte bass, Mani Neumeier drums, Hans Sachs vocals (original line-up)
in order of their appearance in Guru Guru:
Eddy Nögeli, Jim Kennedy,
Axel "Ax" Genrich
, Houschäng Nejadepour (Eilif), Conny Veit (Gila), Sepp Jandrisits, Roland
Schaeffer (Brainstorm), Dieter Bornschlegel (Atlantis), then Roland Schaeffer
in order of their appearance:
Uli Trepte, Bruno Schaab, Hans Hartmann, Jürgen "Jogi" Karpenkiel
(Kollektiv), Peter Kühmstedt, Hellmuth Hattler (Kraan), Gerald
"Luciano" Hartwig (
Keyboarder Ingo Bischoff (
) played occasionally (1977).
Occasional second drummer, Wolfgang "Butze" Fischer (Embryo).
Occasional percussionist, Tommy Goldschmidt (
Further recording sessions with members of
, the entire group
, and others.
Guru Guru is actually
. Somewhat of a genius, his unique qualities shone through a constantly
shifting line-up. We liked him very much and had a warm friendship. He took
part in the Agitation Free "
" goodbye party. We often saw Guru Guru at festivals, and visited them
(even stayed overnight at times) at their home in Heidelberg, West Germany.
Guru Guru 1973
Don´t call us, We call You 1973
Dance of The flames 1974
Guru Guru Mani und seine Freunde 1975
Tango Fango 1976
Guru Guru Live 1978
Der Elektrolurch Sampler
This is Guru Guru Sampler
the school band The Sentries ca. 1967. from left to right, Peter Preis,
Siegfried Matwin, Lutz Ulbrich, Christoph Franke, Klaus-Jürgen Niemitz
Ludolf Kuchenbuch tenor and soprano sax, Klaus Henrichs baritone and alto sax,
Dietrich Markgraf flute, Raimund "Mikro" Rilling cello and violin,
Udo Arndt guitar and vocals, Christoph Busse drums and vocals, Buddy Mandler
drums and vocals, Andreas Villain bass, later also Ute Kannenberg (had
performed previously as
-singer Tanja Berg). Also temporarely Wolfram Jakob perc, Bernhard Arndt p
was Berlins first "rock big band". It grew out of a group called the
(1962 - '66). Unmistakable though early use of two drummers. Agitation Free
was well connected with Os Mundi; we shared a rehearsal room with them for over
a year in the Paul-Linke-Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Beyond that, I,
"Fame", spent years as a roommate of Udo Arndt on the Bayernallee in
Berlin-Charlottenburg. Jam sessions took place with
Ash Ra Tempel
), Buddy Mandler, Ludolf Kuchenbuch and myself, "Fame", among others.
Several Os Mundi members have become notables in the German music scene.
is a recording engineer and producer (Nina Hagen, Nena),
as well (Hans Hartz, Stefan Waggershausen, the German version of T.V.'s
is a jazz presenter in radio. Os Mundi was succeeded by
, consisting of
guitar and vocals,
Manfred "Manne" Opitz
keyboards and vocals (
Latin Mass 1971
43 Minuten 1972
Edgar Froese guitar, Kurt Herkenberg bass, Lanse Hapshash drums, Volker
Hombach violin and flute (original line-up 1967)
earlier known as "The Ones"
Konrad "Conny" Schnitzler
electronics, Sven Akke Johansson dr,
, synth, Steve Schroyder org, Hans-Peter "Hanne" Baumann synth,
synth, Steve Jolliffe fl, Klaus Krieger dr, Johannes Schmölling synth and
LPs and CDs
Electronic Meditation 1970
Alpha Centauri 1971
Green Desert 1973
Force Majeure 1979
Box-Sampler "70-80" 1980
White Eagle 1982
Poland Live 1984
Le Parc 1985
Dream Sequence 1985
Underwater Sunlight 1986
The Collection 1987
Live Miles 1988
Also spelled "Kluster"
Konrad "Conny" Schnitzler
synth, Dieter Moebius synth guitar, Hans-Joachim Roelius keyboards and guitar
After the group (established in
) broke away from
, he initiated various projects in Berlin (e.g.,
). Moebius & Roelius continued with the Cluster concept and worked with
of Roxy Music, and
Johannes "Alto" Pappert
, among others.
Kluster Zwei Osterei 1971
Cluster II 1972
Cluster & Eno 1977
Durch die Wüste 1978
After the Heat 1978
Kurt Herkenberg bass, Hans "Hansi" Wallbaum drums, Alex Conti
guitar, Chris Axel Klüver keyb, Heiner Pudelko vocals
on occasion they were augmented with a guitarist named Max, can't remember the
Later: Hanno Bruhn vocals and bass, Martin Knaden guitar.
Still later without Hanno and with Leo Lehr, guitar. After 1976 the band
Mercilessly good German blues band of the sixties and seventies. Shared duties
and Agitation Free as house band in
club in Berlin. Highest quota of dead members of any band in Berlin. Kurt
) was found dead on the Paul-Linke-Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Leo Lehr was run
over by a truck, and Heiner Pudelko died in 1994;from cancer, it was said.
Hansi Wallbaum enjoys perfect health and has plenty of work as a studio and
live drummer (among others with the German rock band Stoppock). Alex Conti
and later played with
. Chris Clüver can often be found playing the Berlin clubs, and Hanno Bruhn has
become a successful songwriter and record producer.
LP´s und CD´s
Curly Curve Curly Curve 1973 , later released as CD 1994
Forgotten Tapes Curly Curve 1981
- German rock band under the direction of guitarist and singer Joey Albrecht.
Konstantin "Conny" Bommarius
drums (later replaced by Norbert "Panzer" Lehmann), Tommy
Goldschmidt percussion, Gerald "Luciano" Hartwig bass (later replaced
by Jethro Tull alumnus Glenn Cornick), Ingo Bishoff keyboards. Same management
as Agitation Free, C & M Hudalla.
- next to Magma, the most important French band of its time. Very abstruse
- important German rock band. Jan Friede drums, Hellmuth Hattler bass,
Johannes "Alto" Pappert sax, Peter Wolbrand guitar, Management:
Walter "Holzbeatle" Holzbauer. The band lived for a while in a
warehouse in Wintrup, near Detmold, West Germany, and in Berlin. Often played
together with Agitation Free at festivals and in jam sessions held at the rooms
of the Berlin construction company "Ding Ausbau". Friends of Udo
) and I "
" (Agitation Free), often participated in parties with Agitation Free and
Os Mundi members, as well as
) and Hellmuth Hattler (Kraan).
drums, Richard Clapton guitar and vocals,
bass. Besides adaptations of Cream and Hendrix played almost entirely original
compositions of Richard Clapton. Side project to Agitation Free, especially fun
and worthwhile due to Richard's artistic guitar work.
- Irmin Schmidt keyboards, Michael Karoli guitar, Holger Szukay bass, Jacky
Liebezeit drums temporarely also Damo Suzuki vocal. Important German band; many
film scores. Agitation Free met Can in April 1972 on the way to Egypt for the
Near East tour; Can, too, was in the waiting lounge at Tempelhof Airport in
Berlin, and a conversation ensued. A good contact was established, and later
Agitation Free put Can in touch with their manager in France,
keyboards, Tom Hildebrand drums,
Michael "Micki" Duwe
vocals, Ute Kannenberg vocals, Michael Westphal bass, Helmut Binzer guitar.
Good contact between members of Metropolis, Agitation Free, and
Ash Ra Tempel
has remained to this day. Metropolis recorded their LP "Metropolis"
in Munich's "Studio 70" on the recommendation of Agitation Free,
starting there about four weeks after Agitation Free completed
- a creation of a Hamburg manager,journalist and author by the name of
Nettelbeck, intended to be the German answer to Grand Funk Railroad.
Fortunately, despite much money invested, came to nothing.
But not so fortunately for Herr Nettelbeck! - Transl
- Berlin rock-pop band: Lutz Walzberg guitar, Georg Hülsmann guitar,
drums, N.N. bass