Yeti (album)

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Yeti
Studio album by Amon Düül II
Released 1970
Genre Krautrock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, avant garde
Length 67:49
Label Liberty Records/Repertoire Records
Producer Olaf Kübler & Amon Düül II
Amon Düül II chronology
Phallus Dei
(1969)
Yeti
(1970)
Tanz der Lemminge
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Yeti is a double LP by krautrock band Amon Düül II which was first released in 1970 on Liberty (Germany: LBS 83359/60 X; United Kingdom: LSP 101). The album was produced by Olaf Kübler and Amon Düül II, and engineered by Willy Schmidt, "with a little help of Siegfried E. Loch". Including both short songs and longer, improvisational tracks, British avant-garde music magazine The Wire describes Yeti as "one of the cornerstones of both Amon Düül's career and the entire Krautrock movement."[2]

Cover art[edit]

The cover was designed by the band's organist, Falk Rogner, and features a collage depicting the Grim Reaper (German: Der Sensenmann), made from a photograph of Wolfgang Krischke. Krischke, who had worked with the band as a sound man, had died of hypothermia while under the effects of LSD. Rogner said: "When he died I thought that the photo would be a perfect tribute to his memory. He never managed to find his way into Amon Düül properly when he was alive, so maybe his image as Der Sensenmann will work as a strange cover image and he could be remembered as a magical person."[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Amon Düül II, except where noted:[5]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Soap Shop Rock" – 13:47
    1. "Burning Sister" – 3:41
    2. "Halluzination Guillotine" – 3:05
    3. "Gulp a Sonata" – 0:45
    4. "Flesh-Coloured Anti-Aircraft Alarm" – 5:53
  2. "She Came Through the Chimney" – 3:01

Side B[edit]

  1. "Archangels Thunderbird" (Amon Düül II, Sigfried Loch) – 3:33
  2. "Cerberus" – 4:21
  3. "The Return of Rübezahl" – 1:41
  4. "Eye-Shaking King" – 5:40
  5. "Pale Gallery" – 2:16 (5:12 on original UK album and Captain Trip Records CD reissue)

Side C[edit]

  1. "Yeti (Improvisation)" – 18:12

Side D[edit]

  1. "Yeti Talks to Yogi (Improvisation)" – 6:18
  2. "Sandoz in the Rain (Improvisation)" – 9:00

The 2001 CD reissue on Repertoire Records (REP 4919) includes all the above on a single CD, together with two bonus tracks which were originally the A- and B-sides of a 1970 single (German Liberty 15417):

  1. "Rattlesnakeplumcake" (John Weinzierl, Falk Rogner) - 3:18
  2. "Between the Eyes" (Chris Karrer, Weinzierl, Rogner, Lothar Meid) - 2:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Renate Knaup - vocals, tambourine
  • John Weinzierl - guitar, 12 string guitar, vocals
  • Chris Karrer - violin, guitar, 12 string guitar, vocals
  • Falk Rogner - organ
  • Dave Anderson - bass
  • Peter Leopold - drums
  • Christian "Shrat" Thierfeld - bongos, vocals

Guests on "Sandoz In The Rain":

References[edit]