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    Main » 2011 » January » 9 » Randy Pie ~ 1973 ~ Randy Pie + 1975 ~ Kitsch
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    Randy Pie ~ 1973 ~ Randy Pie + 1975 ~ Kitsch
    Randy Pie ~ 1973 ~ Randy Pie + 1975 ~ Kitsch
    genre: kraut, 'eavy, soul
    country: germany
    quality: lossless (ape, cue, log, scans)
    time: 1:19'42" size: 396 mb
     
    the Crack in the Cosmic Egg:
    Formed by Dicky Tarrach, and mostly originating as ex-members of the pop group The Rattles, they started as the rock 'n' soul band Randy Pie & Family. Many of the musicians in Randy Pie were also involved in the experimental rock albums of Achim Reichel. Bassist Manfred Thiers had come from the hard-rock progressive band Gash.
    Surprisingly, whereas most supergroups are ill-fated, Randy Pie not only made one rather good progressive album (their debut), but also managed to gain commercial success. Blending bluesy and jazzy styles into a dynamic and varied progressive, their debut contained much excellent typically German rock, sounding like a potpourri of Hamburg bands, with some notably experimental touches. After the not too bad HIGHWAY DRIVER, Randy Pie continued with further albums, each reverting back closer to their pop music roots. We haven't, as yet, encountered the double live album ENGLAND, ENGLAND.
    Most Randy Pie members have gone on to other projects since, though little has been of interest. Also, like most successful 1970's bands Randy Pie tried a reformation in the 1980's, releasing just a one-off LP (this information has been lost) and a couple of culled singles.
     
    01. "Autumn" 5:42
    02. "Ad Hoc" 2:56
    03. "Sightseeing Tour (When I'm On My Way)" 4:10
    04. "Outside - Inside" 6:18
    05. "Luie" 9:12
    06. "6/8" 2:56
    07. "Back To Universe" 7:36
     
    Dicky Tarrach (drums), 
    Manfred Thiers (bass, vocals), 
    Werner Becker (keyboards, vocals), 
    Bernd Wippich (guitar, vocals), 
    John Bacardi (string & brass arrangements), Rainer Baumann (guitar)
     
    08. "Kitsch" 6:38
    09. "Goin' Thru The Motions" 5:32
    10. "The Captain" 6:11
    11. "I Am The Joker" 3:54
    12. "Iron Otto" 5:36
    13. "Mirage...Europlane" 4:53
    14. "Dancing Shoes" 3:52
    15. "Funky Scholle (Single B-Side of 'England, England' 1976) (Bonustrack)" 4:17
     
    Dicky Tarrach (drums), 
    Manfred Thiers (bass, vocals), 
    Werner Becker (keyboards, vocals), 
    Bernd Wippich (guitars, vocals), 
    Jean-Jacques Kravetz (keyboards), 
    Jochen Petersen (vocals, guitar, saxophone)
     
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    12 Ranjit   (09.06.2013 12:16)
    I loved this sound in the 70's... I'm a respectable 59 years of age now and still listen to it... Why you may ask... Simply because it is Sooooooo very, very good... Thanks to Randy Pie

    11 matruche   (29.07.2012 17:38)
    yeah the good kravetz....still alive....thanks for this

    10 Smatt   (21.11.2011 23:44)
    This is a great site, thanks for Randy Pie - only ever heard 'Going Thru the motions' cool

    9 kemps   (20.08.2011 03:14)
    Thanks Oleg, much appreciated. Rock On.

    8 doug   (05.07.2011 06:08)
    mmm

    7 John Alegria   (28.06.2011 08:28)
    Sure wish I had a copy of Kitsch ! It's impossible to find and i haven't heard it since 75.

    6 lastre cruz ivav   (14.01.2011 07:43)
    muy buen disco

    5 lplover   (11.01.2011 12:32)
    avatarMany thanks, oe, i haven't heard these for a long time. Rattles Family tree always welcomed!!!
    lplover

    4 aldotorre   (10.01.2011 16:22)
    avatarThis sounds new to me.
    Thank you

    3 Lamz   (09.01.2011 21:45)
    avatarLooking for a vinyl rip(?) of their double live England, England.

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