Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Time for a prog blog!

I love Amon Duul II and can't for the life of me figure out why they aren't more famous. Actually, I can: They're German. Anglo-American audiences are usually wary of Continental acts. Sure, you'll get the occasional one- or two-hit wonder (Golden Earring, Nena, Focus), who remain big stahs in their homelands and answers to trivia questions in America. Imagine a German answer to King Crimson or Hawkwind, and you've got Amon Duul II. This is one of their better-known songs, "Surrounded by the Stars."