Monday, 18 December 2017

Lokomotive Kreuzberg - Mountain Town (1977)


The fourth and final album from this German band.

The band were a quartet on this album with a lineup of synths, bass, drums, guitars and German vocals. Both male and female vocals.

I have reviewed three of their albums, includeding a compilation album, for both this blog and # 1 of this blog. It is pretty fair to say that I am not a fan of this band.

Their debut album was a pretty hideous bad album and a nice additon to my collection of turkeys. So I was not that hopeful when this album came up for review.

The band is a krautrock album with some political German lyrics. The band also fits the vaudeville genre too with some very weird threatrical melodies. Some of the vocals is also being spat out by some angry sounding men and women. Not a good feeling, listening to that.

The music is also a bit funky here and mostly all over the place. A lot of Frank Zappa is evident here. But a third rate version of Frank Zappa.

This album is an improvement on their debut album but also a step backwards from their 1975 album Fette Jahre, their third album. I just get the feeling that this locomotive was running out of steam and that it would be parked up for good in a remote trainstation at the end of a remote railway track.

1.5 points

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