Monday 5 June 2017
Virus - Thoughts (1970)
The second album from this German band.
Virus was a sextet on this album with a lineup of Hammond organ, guitars, percussions, bass, drums and English vocals.
1970 was a busy year for this band taken into account that this was their second album this year. It was also their final album too. Their career was short and spectacular.
Short and noisy too. The created quite a racket on their two albums. I have reviewed their first album Revelation here.
Both albums fits the label "heavy krautrock" pretty well. Thoughts is a lot heavier than Revelation though. Where Revelation was a bit more cosmic and spacey, Thoughts is a return to blues again with some soul influences too.
The band also knew how to make hard rock with a lot of Hammond organs on the top of the guitars and vocals. There is actually a lot of soul here too. A lot of feel and finesse.
These forty minutes gives us a classy hard rocking krautrock album. One that does not have any great tracks. But it is nevertheless one of the better hard rocking krautrock albums out there. Virus is an undervalued band who deserves more attention. Give them that.