Epidermis

Epidermis was a German symphonic/art-rock band that released the album Genius of Original Force on Kerston in 1977. Two further albums appeared between 1982 and 1990. Members: Michael Kurz (keyboards, vocals), Rolf Lonz (guitar, vocals), Reiner Neeb (drums, vocals), Wolfgang Wünsche (bass, vocals) Epidermis hailed from Wiesbaden, Hessen, with members who’d played together as early […]

Cravinkel

Cravinkel was a German blues-rock/pop band that released two albums and a standalone single on Philips in 1970 and 1971. Members: Gert Krawinkel (guitar, percussion), Rolf Kaiser (vocals, bass), George B. Haupt (drums), Klaus George Meier (guitar, vocals, percussion), Achim Brierley (drums) Cravinkel formed in 1969 Wilhelmshaven, their name spun from the surname of guitarist […]

Chameleon

Chameleon were a German jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on Blubber Lips in 1979. Members: Knut Rössler (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, lyricon), Joachim Essig (piano, synthesizer, ARP Solina string ensemble), Roland Herbe (bass, piccolo), Ralph Dietze (drums) Chameleon assembled near Mannheim in the late 1970s. Saxophonist Knut Rössler hailed from Night Sun. […]

Carol of Harvest

Carol of Harvest was a German symphonic-folk band that released a self-titled album on Brutkasten in 1978. Members: Axel Schmierer (composer, guitar, keyboards, programming), Beate Krause (vocals, 1976-78), Jürgen Kolb (keyboards, 1976-78), Heinz Reinschlüssel (bass, 1976-78), Robert Högn (drums, 1976-78), Ewa Grams (vocals, 2007-present) Carol of Harvest was formed in late ’70s Fürth, Franconia, by […]

Abacus

Abacus were a German art-rock band that released four albums and three singles on Polydor/Zebra between 1971 and 1973. Members: Hans Rolf Schade (guitar, percussion, sitar, vocals), Felix Hans (drums, percussion, vocals), Chris Williams (vocals, guitar), Klaus Kohlhase (bass, percussion, harmonica), Chris Barutzky (piano, organ), Jürgen Wimpelberg (keyboards, vocals, guitar), Norbert Leifert (keyboards, vocals, flute), […]

Bakmak

Bakmak were a German jazz-rock band that released two albums on NOVA and Strand between 1976 and 1978. Members: Christian Lüdeke (guitar), Peter Dörnenburg (drums, percussion), Frank Lüdeke (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, percussion), Eckard Lüdeke (bass, 12-string guitar), Reinhold Heil (piano, organ, synthesizer) Bakmak were formed in 1973 Berlin by the Lüdeke brothers: guitarist Christian […]

Ardo Dombec

Ardo Dombec were a German jazz-rock band that released a self-titled album on Pilz in 1971. Members: Helmut Hachmann (saxophone, flute), Harald Gleu (guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Spillner (drums, vocals), Michael Ufer (bass) Ardo Dombec assembled in Hamburg in 1970, inspired by UK brass/woodwind-rock acts like Galliard, If, Diabolus, and The Greatest Show on Earth. None […]

Andromeda

Andromeda was a German organ-rock/psych band that released a self-titled album on Vogue in 1970. Members: Peter Schild (Hammond organ, piano), Tony Hendrik (guitar), Gerry Fleming (bass), Günter Steinborn (drums) Andromeda centered on the duo of keyboardist Peter Schild and drummer Günter Steinborn, both members of Cologne beatsters The Tony Hendrik Five. Hemdrik himself played […]

Epidaurus

Epidaurus were a German symphonic-rock band that self-released the album Earthly Paradise in 1977. Three of the members later regrouped in the band Choice. Members: Christiane Wand (vocals), Heinz Kunert (bass, percussion), Manfred Struck (drums, percussion), Volker Oehmig (drums, percussion), Günther Henne (Hammond organ, Mellotron, piano), Gerd Linke (Hammond organ, Mellotron, piano, synthesizer) Epidaurus formed […]

Karma

Karma was an American Latin-jazz/funk super-group from Los Angeles that released two albums on A&M/Horizon in 1976 and 1977. Members: George Bohanon (trombone, bass trombone, baritone horn, vocals), Ernie Watts (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute), Oscar Brashear (trumpet), Curtis Robertson Jr. (bass), Chuck Rainey (bass), Josef Blocker (drums, vocals), Leon “Ndugu” Chancler (drums), Vander “Stars” […]