Tanz der Lemminge

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Tanz der Lemminge
Studio album by Amon Düül II
Released March, 1971
Genre Krautrock, progressive rock, psychedelic folk, psychedelic rock, avant-garde
Length 63:28
Label United Artists Records
Amon Düül II chronology
Yeti
(1970)
Tanz der Lemminge
(1971)
Carnival in Babylon
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 8.8/10[2]

Tanz der Lemminge (English: Dance of the Lemmings) is a double LP by German rock artists Amon Düül II which was released in 1971.

In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album was listed as #36 in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums".[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

"SYNTELMAN'S MARCH OF THE ROARING SEVENTIES" – 15:51

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In the Glass Garden"   Karrer 01:39
2. "Pull Down Your Mask"   Karrer/Rogner 04:39
3. "Prayer to the Silence"   Karrer 01:04
4. "Telephonecomplex"   Karrer 08:26

Side B[edit]

"RESTLESS SKYLIGHT-TRANSISTOR-CHILD" – 19:33

No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Landing in a Ditch"   Weinzierl 01:12
6. "Dehypnotized Toothpaste"   Weinzierl 00:52
7. "A Short Stop at the Transylvanian Brain-Surgery"   Weinzierl/Rogner/Meid 05:00
8. "Race From Here to Your Ears. Part I - Little Tornadoes"   Weinzierl/Rogner  
9. "Race From Here to Your Ears. Part II - Overheated Tiara"   Weinzierl  
10. "Race From Here to Your Ears. Part III - The Flyweighted Five"   Weinzierl  
11. "Riding on a Cloud"   Weinzierl 02:33
12. "Paralyzed Paradise"   Weinzierl 03:07
13. "H.G. Wells' Take Off"   Weinzierl 01:26

Side C[edit]

"CHAMSIN SOUNDTRACK" - 18:05

No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "The Marilyn Monroe-Memorial-Church"   Karrer/Weinzierl/Meid/Rogner 18:05

Side D[edit]

"CHAMSIN SOUNDTRACK"

No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Chewing Gum Telegram"   Karrer/Weinzierl/Meid/Rogner 02:41
16. "Stumbling Over Melted Moonlight"   Karrer/Weinzierl/Meid/Rogner 04:33
17. "Toxicological Whispering"   Karrer/Weinzierl/Meid/Rogner 07:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Renate Knaup-Krötenschwanz - vocals (11)
  • Chris Karrer - guitars, vocals (2, 4), violin
  • John Weinzierl - guitars, vocals (12), piano
  • Falk Rogner - organ, electronics
  • Lothar Meid - basses, vocals (7, 11)
  • Peter Leopold - drums, percussion, piano

with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Leone, Dominique. "Pitchfork review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Q Classic: Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, 2005.