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File under: ProgressiveKraut

Ihre Kinder

↣004

Label: Kuckuck

Format: CD

Genre: Psych

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*2022 stock. In process of stocking* The untitled album with the order number 2375 004 (often called "Jeans-Cover" because it was not packed in paper but in jeans cloth) is by most observers seen as the best record of Ihre Kinder and marks the peak in their public awareness. The album was most important at the evolving "Krautrock" scene. This album had a musical blend between American protest song, white blues and carefully set elements of electronic rock and jazz, which had not been heard in this form and to this date in Germany.

In an excellent way the songs with all German lyrics take up political and social problems of the time like overpopulation and anonymity ("Menschen wie Sand am Meer"), outsiders in the welfare state ("Straßenkind"), nuclear armament ("Toter Soldat") or drug misuse ("Weißer Schnee, Schwarze Nacht"). Especially the calm songs still sound well and interesting. In the more than 6 and a half minute long "Toter Soldat" Ihre Kinder describe the perversity of warfare in a nuclear world and produce an oppressed atmosphere with distorted organ and electric guitar chords and drum rolls that lead into nothingness. "Weißer Schnee, Schwarze Nacht" is in musical and lyrical terms the German predecessor to the Stones' "Sister Morphine" (1971) and Neil Young's "The Needle and the Damage Done" (1972). Sonny Hennig's singing maybe peculiar but still is touching here. His lyrics were seen as the most pretentious in German popular music these days.

Details
File under: ProgressiveKraut
Cat. number: 11004-2
Notes:
On disk: ℗ 1971 Kuckuck Schallplatten/E.R.P. Verlag Made in Germany On cover and booklet: Recorded 16th to 18th and 25th to 30th August 1970 at Union-Studio München. ℗ 1970 Kuckuck Schallplatten/E.R.P. Verlag Printed and manufactured in Germany Total Time: 36'42" Titel on release: "↣004" (arrow with tail, U+21A3). Title used by label/distributor: "Jeans Cover".

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