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ARTIST
TITLE
Last Concert
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LHC 078CD LHC 078CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/17/2009

"Great lost band from Frankfurt, Germany. In 1973/1974, Papa Zoot Band played all over Germany, mainly in clubs but also on festivals (German Pop Meeting 1st and 2nd February 1974 in Essen, Grugahalle). Lutz Sommer guitar, Robby Matthes bass, voc, Reinhard 'Tammy' Grohe organ(Ex-Nosferatu !) and Christian Engel drums, voc. played mainly long tracks, very melodic but also with a sense of drama comparable to Nektar, Eloy, Jane or Pink Floyd. Outstanding 20 minutes title 'Fly away' could be a long track by Pink Floyd of the Meddle/Wish You Were Here/Animals-era without being an imitation. The other two long tracks 'I Wish' (9 minutes) and 'Friendship or Love' (11 minutes) also show throughout fantastic guitar and organ work (as you know it from Nosferatu album). Unbelievable that Papa Zoot Band never made an album. 4 years after they called it a day, Papa Zoot Band played in early 1978 a sole reunion concert at there basic venue 'Sinkkasten' in Frankfurt. This concert, which had the same playlist as their performance on German Pop Meeting 1974, proved again, that their music never lost its magic. This great performance was taped from the soundboard and has a superb sound quality. As bonus tracks there are two cover versions of a great Eric Burdon song 'When I was Young' in a 9 minutes psychedelic version and the classic 'Tobacco Road' with former bandleader and great singer Ernst Nadler (nickname: Papa Zoot) who left Papa Zoot Band in early 1973. CD comes with comprehensive booklet, photos from their performance at the German Pop Meeting, 1974 (a. o. with Guru Guru, Kraan, Nektar, Eloy). Digitally remastered. Secret tip and a must have for all lovers of the genre."