The Cosmic Jokers - Self-titled
MP3 | CBR 192k | 58 MBreleased 1974 - Spalax cd reissue 2002
The Cosmic Jokers were a German space/electronic/psych supergroup, who recorded for the legendary Cosmic Couriers label in the mid 70s. The line up was Ash Ra Tempel's Manuel Gottsching, Wallenstein's Harald Grosskopf & Jurgen Dollase, Klaus Schulze and scene engineer/sideman Dieter Dierks. This CD was their debut from 1974, and it's a pretty spectacular surge into 70s drugged byways, Gottsching's trademark acid guitar on top of instrumental waves of analog synth gurgling and spaced out electronic effects. Until recently this stuff was largely unknown and way underrated, at least in American circles. All 5 Cosmic Jokers CDs come in pleasing digipaks.