Electric Sun

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Electric Sun
Origin Hannover, Germany
Years active 1978 - 1986
Labels Metronome GMBH
EMI
Website Official website
Members Uli Jon Roth
Ule Ritgen
Clive Edwards
Sidhatta Gautama
Clive Bunker
Michael Flexig[1]
Nicky Moore
Simon Fox

Electric Sun was a music group formed by Uli Jon Roth after his departure from the Scorpions in 1978. They recorded three albums between 1979 and 1985.

The first album, Earthquake, was released in 1979 and features guitarist/vocalist Roth, bassist Ule Ritgen and drummer Clive Edwards. Edwards departed quickly after recording the first album.

Fire Wind came next in 1981, featuring new drummer Sidhatta Gautama. The band toured for a few years afterwards. While the first two albums were a trio format, the third album was more of an ensemble project. Veteran drummer Clive Bunker, formerly of Jethro Tull, appeared, as did Ritgen, vocalist Michael Flexig (have a look below) and guest vocalist Nicky Moore, as well as an array of additional various singers and orchestral musicians. Another feature of the album was the invention of Roth's Sky Guitar. In 1983 drummer and percussionist, Simon Fox worked alongside Clive Bunker

The name Electric Sun was retired in 1986, and Uli Jon Roth continued to pursue his classical-inspired rock under his own name, as well as focus on other artistic areas.

Discography[edit]

Date of release Title Label
1979 Earthquake Brain/Metronome Gmbh
1980 Fire Wind
1985 Beyond the Astral Skies EMI

References[edit]

  1. ^ read article: Michael Flexig (in German)