Krautrock (7:32)

Cover of Faust 4

From Faust 4 and 3 other releases

” was a joke phrase based on an ethnic slur that was used by the British press as an umbrella term refering to the new and wildly diverse experimental music coming from Germany and that later became treated as a genre, which many of the bands tried to distance themselves from. Faust were later quoted as saying “… when the English people started talking about Krautrock, we thought they were just taking the piss… and when you hear the so-called ‘Krautrock renaissance’, it makes me think everything we did was for nothing.” This track should probably be taken in that context.

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  • abunono

    Alte Säcke! Wo kommt ihr her, wo geht ihr hin? Ihr seid so schwer, wo bleibt der Sinn? Säcke!

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wiseblood-

    One of the greatest songs of ALL TIMES!

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • rockopa53

    my time - my generation - my music - forever

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • trance1orange

    krautrock is the best...

    29 Jul 2014 Reply
  • hierojoa

    11:36

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    It's one of those sunny days where it starts and stops slightly raining every couple minutes.

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • traytray89

    This is like the dawn of creation.

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • clutnuckle

    @The_Vein - you simultaneously managed to miss the point of my post (which, to be fair, is a reply to a post that's been deleted) and managed to throw out a hollow insult for no good reason. good show!!!

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • fergalmc

    v What?

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
  • The_Vein

    best trip with a song without drugs since my last half-sleep with "A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind-Volume 2" ----------- and @clutnuckle: you're a hipster by definiton. who gives a fuck if its drone or not by your definiton?

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • Pusstulio

    Waaaay ahead of their time!

    7 May 2012 Reply
  • clenchedteeth

    probably as good as hallogallo, but underrated.

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • bobgreen623

    Some of Faust's sounds are just, well, fuckin rude! And I love 'em for it

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Bodysnatcher94

    Now this is the kind of Krautrock i enjoy. This and Neu! are much more up my street than Can. So relaxing ahhhh.

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Sausagefestv2

    Timeless classic.

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • fergalmc

    well said clutknuckle

    4 May 2011 Reply
  • bobgreen623

    Great, great! I just listened to this straight after Hallogallo (Neu! masterpiece), and it's amazing what you can achieve with a more-or-less monotonous beat, one chord and some pissing about with electric guitars. Especially, it would seem, if you were German and it was the 1970's.

    9 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Conebeast

    This is amazing

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • clutnuckle

    Doesn't really matter if this song is 'texture-based', it's still a drone (by definition, might I add). It also doesn't particularly matter how many of these "hipster(s) and (their) Jesu albums" run amok, because it doesn't change set definitions of words (ie. 'drone')

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • clutnuckle

    DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
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