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Wümme, Germany (1971 – 1975, 1990 – present)

Several bands are called Faust:

Faust is a German band, originally composed of Werner “Zappi” Diermaier, Hans Joachim Irmler, Arnulf Meifert, Jean-Hervé Péron, Rudolf Sosna and Gunter Wüsthoff, working with producer Uwe Nettelbeck and engineer Kurt Graupner. The group formed in Wümme in 1971 and soon began recording their debut, “Faust”, which sold poorly, but established a devoted fanbase. With a series of early 1970s releases, Faust became one of the most significant bands in the genre that would eventually be known as .

Faust became one of the first acts to sign to Richard Branson’s Virgin Records, who issued the band’s “The Faust Tapes” at the price of a single, 49 UK pence, leading to a chart placing in the United Kingdom.

Faust were arguably the most radical of the groups of their era, using advanced studio techniques and electronics in a way that opened up new possibilities for studio composition. At the time they may not have appeared to have had the same impact as a number of their German peers (notably Kraftwerk, Can and Tangerine Dream), but they are increasingly recognised as the most far-sighted of the German groups of that era.

Faust broke up in 1975 after Virgin had rejected their fifth album (some of the recordings later appeared on the “Munich and Elsewhere” album), but reissues of their recordings and various additional material through Chris Cutler’s Recommended Records maintained a level of interest. The groups’ activities between 1975 and 1990 remain shrouded in mystery.

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  • TheBladeRunner_

    Great band

    27 Jun 6:57pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    sick crew.

    14 Jun 3:28pm Reply
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Ładna to jest muzyka bardzo, ale mój znajomy był na ich "koncercie" i tam trochę pograli muzyki, ale przede wszystkim rzucali w ludzi betonem a wokalista rozwalał jakiś namalowany na poczekaniu bohomaz i wołał "fak jor mader, fak jor fader", tak że dość słabe to było. Postmodernistyczne głupoty. Ale muza fajowa.

    29 May 11:15am Reply
  • alfapp

    underrated - then and now

    27 Mar 10:44am Reply
  • Enokii

    Miss Fortune is ma fav song of al time héhé - Triptolemos

    12 Feb 1:07am Reply
  • Triptolemos

    Faust album simply called 'Faust' is one of the most influential rock albums that's ever been made and a must-listen for every music connoisseur out there.

    12 Feb 1:06am Reply
  • RussellChap

    Silly fucking hippies

    6 Feb 10:09pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    обожаю открывашку с первого альбома, и вообще группа очень сильная (и кстати, не только в 70-е, о чем многие забывают)

    27 Jan 2:27pm Reply
  • TeenageRiot-

    Tell the Bitch to Go Home - Dre

    8 Jan 4:14pm Reply
  • blakemichigan3

    shiggy

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • trillwave

    first time listening to faust, and i can't help but think of how strikingly similar they are to can. really loving it so far though. weird as shit.

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Kirill88

    Лучшая группа для бодуна, несколько раз проверял

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • horselaughter

    what, you don't get turned on by dead frenchmen that reek of garlic? mr. moose, you must be out of your mind!

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Wondermoose

    @ Horselaughter I think that line you mentioned, in the song " Miss Fortune", is the most un-sexual use of the term "lift my skirt". HA! Amazing band, by the way. Really, really, really amazing band.

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • horselaughter

    i lift my skirt when voltaire turns as he speaks his mouth full of garlic white yes white

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Mortum_est

    dirty

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Ichthyander

    Montagehalle! Danke schön!

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • sim_maiden

    Holy shit Faust IV blew my head off and then came back for seconds. We've been going through the golden years of Krautrock on my Podcast, and if you want you can hear us discuss Faust IV over here: http://lastpodcastshow.com/2013/05/23/episode-94b-trouble-will-find-me-demo-tapes-krautrock-die-wunder-jahre-1970-1975-faust-faust-iv-1973/

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • lim-fa

    Why don't you eat carrots?

    16 May 2013 Reply
  • DrSocrates

    people should be warned before start to listen to their music

    4 May 2013 Reply
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