Sunday, August 29, 2010

V/A-WIENER BLUTRAUSCH, LP, 1979, AUSTRIA



I'll just give you a moment here to soak in that cover. The unreal quality of that image is matched by the cheerfully idiom obliterating nature of this Austrian compilation's contents, which veer wildly between prog, fusion and new wave, and seems to have triangulated a cherry spot pitched right in between these poles with the fascinating assortment of little known artists featured. Drahdiwaberl kick things off with a campily theatrical form of spacy rock that makes me think of Eroc covering Pink Floyd's Money, only to get prog funky in the rustic/Teutonic manner of Muck Groh. Over the rest of the A side, Mini-Sex propose equally unlikely shotgun weddings and make me think of the way New Wave forms got perverted in amusingly uncouth ways by Yugoslavian outfits like Zabranjeno Pusenje or Marjanov Cudni Zajec. Metzlutzkas Erben finish out the side by dancing an appealing fandango between high voltage fusion and the proggy satirical rock zaniness of later Checkpoint Charlie. On the flip, Chuzpe enjoyably tear through some early Ultravox-like art punk ramalamma with the nerviness they're named for, if not an equal measure of originality, Mordbuben AG proffer distinction-free back-to-basics rawk 'n' roll and Metzlutzkas Erben pop 'round for a second pass of absolutely wicked fusionoid antics.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh...yes. Much diggin' this album today :) It's gnarly.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!

Sounds kinda life Beefheart, Zappa doing art rock.

Psy Guy

Holly said...

I'm looking forward to exploring ...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm not sure if you take requests, but I have been searching so adamantly for a record called "Good Night" by Ian Elms (http://www.discogs.com/Ian-Elms-Good-Night/release/1561266), and can not find it anywhere. Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, if one of the few who paid that much for the Lp would be kool and lend a listen, well, that would be kool of them. I looked for the Ian Elms awhile too, but I just couldn't come off with that much money for it.

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Petr said...

Thanks to this sampler I discovered Chuzpe who were and still are my favorites. Good choice!

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Anonymous said...

Great sampler! The first and last bands remind me a bit of the Kramemboli (Jek Dicoppe) album, too.

regards,
Chris

Armpit Studios said...

You might wanna reup this. I tried twice and it keeps stalling at 10M.

kinderfunk said...

Thank you very much for HC! I have been looking for their radio sessions for ages, i.e. John Peel Session (1984) and Richard Skinner Session (1984). If you have any of these, would you pretty please post them on your blog?