Monday 5 June 2017
Vinegar - Vinegar (1971)
The one and only album from this German band.
Vinegar was a seven piece band with a lineup of flutes, bass, guitars, violin, drums, gulbratsche, organ and German vocals.
Vinegar and this album is one of those bands and albums who has been long forgotten. The record collectors has paid a lot of money for this LP. One of them has put this album on Youtube. A lot of Krautrock fans finds this album there. It get some good writeups in ProgArchives and other prog/kraut websites.... and hey.... This band is no longer forgotten. It has even got a CD release.
Funny thing, this internet. And a very good thing. I don't know what the ex members of Vinegar feels about their new fame, though.
Fame is a bit misleading strong word. But this album has got some new listeners.
We are in the midst of the krautrock scene here. To be more precise; the music is not far away from Amon Duul II. It also has this rather jam feeling from Amon Duul too.
The music is a mix of naive pop/rock and some cosmic electronic space rock. The sound is pretty thin and a let down. More beef would have been nice.
This thirty-seven minutes long album does not have any good music. It is a decent enough album, though. And only that. I am not an admirer of this album.