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ARTIST
TITLE
Lazarus
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 162CD SHAD 162CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/1/2014

Lazarus was founded by Peter Glatzl at the end of 1970 and they played many gigs in Austria with various line-ups until 1976. This amazing album was recorded in Vienna in 1973 in a professional studio for Rex Records. Only 15 sample copies were pressed and only five copies ended up with the band members. Rex were known for releases of German folk music and schlager, so they didn't know what to do with this far-out recording and did not release it. Among collectors, Lazarus was a big mystery since nobody had ever found a copy for the past 25 years. Hans Pokora (Record Collector Dreams) managed to locate an original LP and the band as well, and Shadoks was able to work out a deal. The label was amazed with the great music and the professional compositions and recording. The story of Lazarus is told as a psychedelic opera of a being who emerges as a monster from his grave to spread terror and horror. Features All-English vocals, amazing fuzz guitar, Zappa-style arrangements, great vocals, tons of effects and tight drum sounds. Do not expect a naive Krautrock style -- this is pure underground with a good dose of psychedelia.