Locomotiv GT (album)

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Locomotiv GT
Locomotiv GT lp.jpg
Studio album by Locomotiv GT
Released December 1971
Recorded Budapest, 1971
Genre Rock, blues-rock
Length 42:40
Label Hungary MHV
Argentina Qualiton
United States Capitol Records (English version of the album)
Locomotiv GT chronology
Locomotiv GT
Ringasd el magad
(1972)Ringasd el magad1972

Locomotiv GT is the debut album of the Hungarian rock group Locomotiv GT. It was released in December 1971.

Compared to other Hungarian music albums of the time, the sound of Locomotiv GT was harder (most reminiscent of Éjszakai országút, released by Omega in 1970), and with the exception of "Ezüst nyár", the album lacked so-called hits. That was the result of a conscious decision made by the group; they intended to play high-quality rock music resembling more to that of made by English and American groups. Unlike albums released by LGT in the second half of the 1970s, the instrumentation of Locomotiv GT is somewhat simple, the saxophone being the only "exotic" instrument. The music is built around the virtuoso guitar playing of Barta and the masterful organ playing of Presser; in addition, Frenreisz plays his bass more powerfully than most of his Hungarian peers. The style of the songs does not really fit in with the typical Hungarian pop music of the time; that is, it is more mature, although it cannot be called progressive rock in the traditional sense. Improvisation, showing the skills of the musicians, was employed more frequently in songs, such as "A Napba öltözött lány", "A tengelykezű félember", and "Hej, én szólok hozzád". The influence of American blues-rock (in "Nem nekem való" and "Royal blues") and jazz (in "Sose mondd a mamának") are also evident. The lyrics were written by Anna Adamis (wife of Laux), who provided lyrics to most Omega songs between 1968 and 1970.

Though not a huge success because of its experimental style, Locomotiv GT proved to be a promising debut; their second release, Ringasd el magad, gained more popularity. In 1973 Locomotiv GT was issued in Argentina by Qualiton (not to be confused with the Hungarian label) in the form of a license album. Its cover art was different from the original Hungarian version, but the content was the same.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Egy dal azokért, akik nincsenek itt" (Gábor Presser, Anna Adamis) – 5:04
  2. "A Napba öltözött lány" (Károly Frenreisz, Adamis) – 4:54
  3. "A kötéltáncos álma" (Tamás Barta, Adamis) – 3:33
  4. "A tengelykezű félember" (Presser, Adamis) – 4:24
  5. "Hej, én szólok hozzád" (Presser, Adamis) – 5:45

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Ezüst nyár" (Presser, Adamis) – 3:03
  2. "Ordító arcok" (Barta, Adamis) – 4:17
  3. "Sose mondd a mamának" (Frenreisz, Adamis) – 3:49
  4. "Nem nekem való" (Frenreisz, Adamis) – 4:41
  5. "Royal blues (Gipszeld be a kezed)" (Barta, Adamis) – 3:06



  • Attila Fülöp – engineer
  • Dóra Antal – executive producer
  • Tamás Féner – photos
  • Miklós Mester – cover art

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Notes
Hungary 1971 MHV Pepita stereo LP SLPX 17435
Argentina 1973 Qualiton SQH-2037 Licensed album issued in Argentina.[1]
United States 1974 ABC Dunhill ABCX-811 All songs are in English, alternative cover. Released on 8-Track tape as well.
Hungary 1991 Hungaroton Mega SLPM 37528 (91/M-003) Part of A Locomotiv GT összes nagylemeze box set
1992 Hungaroton-Gong CD HCD 37528 (92/M-003)


  1. ^ LGT discography Archived 2007-12-03 at the Wayback Machine. (Accessed on February 14, 2009)

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