Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Cravinkel - s/t 1970 / "Garden of Loneliness" 1971

Founded in 1969 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, Cravinkel was formed by guitarist Claw Cravinkel. He, along with Rolf Kaiser (bass/vocals), Klaus George Meier (guitar/vocals), and George B. Miller (drums) moved to Hamburg to be closer to record companies. It paid off, seeing the band signed to Phillips. The band then moved to Volkmarst to be in a more creative environment.
After the release of their self titled debut L.P., the band found themselves in London to embark on a European tour with Frumpy and Spooky Tooth, and opening "The Love-And-Peace Festival" (Europe's answer to the "Woodstock" Festival.) in September, 1970. (technical problems led to the band's premature abortion of their set).
!971 saw not only the release of their second album, but also a change in lineup, which led to a more "progressive" sound.
In early 1972, the house that the band inhabited in Volkmarst burned down, along with all of their belongings, after which, the band dissolved.

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