Monday, October 2, 2017

Gomorrah 1969-'73

A real Krautrock gem. Originally a psychedelic pop band from Northern Rhineland, Gomorrah formed in 1969 and were soon taken under the wing of then-fledgling producer/engineer Conny Plank. Aside from Conny's enthusiasm, it's seems that Gomorrah went largely unnoticed at the time. Very typical of the contemporary experimental Krautrock movement of the time, with an almost "Americanized" flair. The lyrics were in English, and the group had a more hard rock guitar style (think: a more psychedelic Black Sabbath, with an eccentric and frenzied Robert Plant on vocals).

Gomorrah came out of Koln, with Helmut Pohl (drums), Eberhard Krietsch (keys), Ad Ochel (guitar), Ali Claudi (guitar). In 1971 the BASF label released the groups debut: "Trauma" in English, wit singer Peter Otten, after the original in German was shelved.

The second and last album: "I Turned To See Whose Voice It was" was released in 1972.
In 1973, it is said that the group quit to join the workforce.

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