German Oak – German Oak (1972)


A free form rock band founded by a small community of 5 German hippies / “avant garde” artists back at the beginning of the 70’s (Wolfgang Franz Czaika, as Caesar, is credited with “Lead- & Rhythmguitar”, Ullrich Kallweit, known as Ulli “Drums/Percussion”. His brother Harry Kallweit known as Harry, contributes “Electric bass/voice”, Manfred Uhr AKA Warlock on “Organ/fuzz-organ/voice” and Norbert Luckas AKA Nobbi on “Guitar/A77/Noises”). Their self title effort was published in 1972 in Düsseldorf at Luftschutzbunker (Air Raid Shelter) studio. The cover of their self title album (a militaristic image which is a portrait of the third Reich military force) provides an illustration of anger expressed by the WWII’s young generation against their parents. By consequence German Oak’s music is very tortured, dark and weird, dominated by heavy, “distorted” guitar solos & rhythms. The background creates “painful” & “ambient” sequences thanks to delay echoes, electronic “fuzzy” noises & repetitive bass lines. A funkadelic/jazzy felt punctuates with discretion this grandiose, “creepy” instrumental album.

Krautrock • Germany
Studio Album, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Airalert (1:55)
2. Down In The Bunker (17:57)
3. Raid Over Duesseldorf (15:42)
4. 1945 – Out Of The Ashes (2:13)

Total Time: 37:47

Witch & Warlock CD bonus tracks:
5. Swastika Rising (4:55)
6. The Third Reich (10:18)
7. Shadows Of War (5:54)
-a. Rain Of Destruction
-b. V1 To London

Total Time: 58:54

Line-up / Musicians

– Wolfgang Franz Czaika / lead & rhythm guitar
– Ullrich Kallweit / drums, percussion
– Harry Kallweit / bbass, voice
– Manfred Uhr / organ/fuzz-organ, voice
– Norbert Luckas / guitars & noises


2 Responses to “German Oak – German Oak (1972)”

  1. MarkProg Says:




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