Donnerstag, 9. Dezember 2021

Franz K. – Rock in Deutsch (1973)


Review from "The Crack in the Cosmic Egg":

Formed in Witten in 1969 as Franz Kafka. In their early days they were one of those very Teutonic underground rock bands, akin to Ton Steine Scherben or Lokomotive Kreuzberg, with a hard-edged agit-rock style. By the time of their debut (becoming just Franz K.) they had matured their sound from the early days of Fugs and Mothers style theatre in German.

SENSEMANN featured just two side-long tracks offering a great deal of freedom for invention, with aggressive German lyrics and similarly angular freaky guitars characterising their sound. A psychedelic hard-rock twist on Ton Steine Scherben perhaps.

Franz K. continued for many years, ROCK IN DEUTSCH is also reputedly good, but on later albums (at least another nine!) the vocals took over and they moved to a more mainstream rock and cabaret mixture, totally lacking the innovation of their debut.

1. Schieß und marschier 3:53
2. Cabora Bassa 2:29
3. Peterlied 12:52
4. Räder 4:13
5. Big Boss 7:04
6. Mackie Messer 2:48
7. Rita B. 6:05

Peter Josefus: Bass, Vocals
Mick Hannes: Guitar
Werner Becker: Piano, Organ
Stefan Josefus: Drums

Franz K. – Rock in Deutsch (1973)
(ca. 320 kbps, cover art included)

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