Anyone's Daughter

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Anyone's Daughter
Origin Stuttgart, Germany
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 1972-1984, 1986, 2000-present
Members Matthias Ulmer
Andre Carswell
Uwe Metzler
Past members Uwe Karpa
Sascha Pavlovic
Hans Derer
Harald Bareth
Kono Konopik
Peter Schmidt
Goetz Steeger
Michael Braun
Andi Kemmer
Peter Kumpf
Raoul Walton

Anyone's Daughter is a German progressive rock band founded in 1972 in Stuttgart by Uwe Karpa und Matthias Ulmer. They are considered Progressive rock, similar to German bands like Eloy and Novalis.


The band started out playing covers of Deep Purple and others, and gave themselves the name after the Deep Purple song was released in 1971. The group went through a number of personnel changes before they released their first album Adonis, in 1979. Their third album was their first album in their native language; German. "Piktors Verwandlungen," a 40-minute piece of music written for a fairy tale by German author Hermann Hesse, was narrated by Harald. Upon the release of two more albums and after Harald's departure in 1984 due to military service commitments, the band drifted apart. Uwe and Matthias briefly reformed the group in 1986 with new musicians. The songs that were recorded at that time were released onto the album "Last Tracks"; the group's last release until they reunited again in 2000. Two years after, they performed in Calw, in a festival honouring German author Hermann Hesse. "Piktors Verwandlungen" was narrated by Heinz Rudolf Kunze. After the release of two more studio albums, the group became a trio, releasing a live album. Uwe Karpa left the group in 2015 due to solo project commitments, leaving Matthias Ulmer the sole remaining consistent member.


1972-197? Uwe Karpa (g), Matthias Ulmer (k, voc), Sascha Pavlovic (dr)

197?-1978 Uwe Karpa (g), Matthias Ulmer (k, voc), Hans Derer (dr), Harald Bareth (voc, b)

1978-1981 Uwe Karpa (g), Matthias Ulmer (k, voc), Kono Konopik (dr), Harald Bareth (voc, b)

1981-1984 Uwe Karpa (g), Matthias Ulmer (k, voc), Peter Schmidt (dr), Harald Bareth (voc, b)

1986 Uwe Karpa (g), Matthias Ulmer (k, voc), Goetz Steeger (dr, voc), Michael Braun (voc, k), Andi Kemmer (b)

2000-2006 Uwe Karpa (g), Matthias Ulmer (k, voc), Peter Kumpf (dr), Andre Carswell (voc), Raoul Walton (b)

2006-2015 Uwe Karpa (g), Matthias Ulmer (k, voc), Andre Carswell (voc)

2015-present: Uwe Metzler (g), Matthias Ulmer (k, voc), Andre Carswell (voc)


  • 1972-1979 played live, though unreleased: Beyond the limits of eternity, The Taker, La Dance, Red Rose Jamaica
  • 1979 Adonis
  • 1980 Anyone's Daughter
  • 1981 Piktors Verwandlungen
  • 1982 In Blau
  • 1983 Neue Sterne
  • 1984 Live
  • 1986 Last Tracks
  • 2001 Danger World
  • 2001 Requested Document Live 1980 - 1983
  • 2003 Requested Document Live 1980 - 1983 Vol. 2
  • 2004 Wrong
  • 2006 Trio Tour
  • 2011 Calw Live
  • 2018 Living The Future

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