Wolf City

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Wolf City
Studio album by Amon Düül II
Released 1972
Recorded July 1972, Bavaria Studios
Genre Krautrock, progressive rock
Length 34:41
Label United Artists
Producer Olaf Kübler and Amon Düül II
Amon Düül II chronology
Carnival in Babylon
(1972)
Wolf City
(1972)
Live in London
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Wolf City is the fifth studio album released by the German Krautrock band Amon Düül II.

Like its predecessor, Carnival in Babylon, Wolf City is a more conventional recording than the band's earlier albums, with shorter track times and more straightforward song structures.[2] This was likely due to the band's increasing commercial popularity, both at home and in the UK.[1] Despite this, some of the album's tracks, such as "Jail-House Frog" and "Deutsch Nepal", are still quite experimental.[3]

Track listing[edit]


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No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Surrounded by the Stars"   Karrer/Rogner 07:44
2. "Green-Bubble-Raincoated-Man"   Weinzierl 05:03
3. "Jail-House-Frog"   Weinzierl 04:50
4. "Wolf City"   Karrer/Fichelscher/Rogner/Weinzierl/Meid 03:18
5. "Wie der Wind am Ende einer Strasse"   Karrer/Fichelscher/Rogner/Weinzierl/Meid 05:42
6. "Deutsch Nepal"   Kübler/Meid 02:56
7. "Sleepwalker's Timeless Bridge"   Fichelscher/Rogner 04:54

Bonus tracks on Gamma CD reissue (83803):[4]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What You Gonna Do"   Kübler/Meid 06:37
2. "Las Vegas"   Kübler/Meid 04:19
3. "Mueller's Frau-Jam"   Leopold 10:53

Bonus tracks on 2007 Revisited CD reissue (SPV 305372):

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kindermörderlied"   Karrer 05:59
2. "Mystic Blutsturz"   Weinzierl/Knaup-Krötenschwan 10:11
3. "Düülirium"   Karrer/Kühler/Weinzierl/Knaup-Krötenschwan 04:25

Personnel[edit]

Amon Düül II[edit]

  • John Weinzierl – electric guitar
  • Lothar Meid – bass, synthesizer, vocals
  • Chris Karrer – guitar, soprano saxophone, violin
  • D. Secundus Fichelscher – drums, guitar, vocals
  • Falk-Ulrich Rogner – organ, clavioline, synthesizer
  • Renate Knaup-Krötenschwanz – vocals

Guest personnel[edit]

  • Jimmy Jackson – choir organ, piano
  • Olaf Kübler – soprano saxophone, vocals
  • Peter Leopold – synthesizer, timpani, vocals
  • Al Sri Al Gromer – sitar
  • Pandit Shankar Lal – tablas
  • Liz van Neienhoff – tambura
  • Paul Heyda – violin
  • Rolf Zacher – vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amon Düül II: Wolf City at AllMusic. Retrieved February 6, 2006.
  2. ^ Mineur, Matthias (2002). "Amon Düül II Wolf City". Wolf City (CD liner). Amon Düül II. Hamburg: Repertoire Records. 
  3. ^ Cope, Julian (1995). Krautrocksampler. London: Head Heritage. ISBN 0-9526719-1-3. 
  4. ^ Amon Düül II: Wolf City [German Bonus Tracks] at Allmusic. Retrieved February 6, 2006.