Saturday 10 June 2017
Walpurgis - Queen of Saba (1972)
The one and only album from this German band.
Walpurgis was a sextet with a lineup of guitars, congas, flutes, bass, drums, keyboards and English vocals.
The band consisted of some Polish musicians who got help from some German musicians and the record label Ohr. And Dieter Dierks was the producer and they also got help from the Wallenstein keyboardist.
A lot of help from my friends on this album, in other words. This album is one of those who you need to break your bank to get hold of. But thankfully, we have got Youtube.....
The music on this forty minutes long album is not that exciting. Take some west coast psych prog and add it to the staple diet of German rock anno 1972. This is not even krautrock. The reason is that the music here is run-of-the-mill pop/rock. Just add a lot of congas and you get your own sound. Something Walpurgis got by adding these congas.
The congas is added to some pretty good guitars, keyboards and vocals. The songs has some guitar solos too. Not particular exciting guitar solos. That is about that.
The title track is pretty good. The rest of this album is pretty dull and a non-event.
In short, this is a decent album. For fans of 1970s pop/rock only, I am afraid.