Proud Flesh (band)

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Proud Flesh
The last line-up 1971
Background information
OriginBad Godesberg
Years active1969 - 1972
LabelsResono - Cologne / Germany
MembersAli Stolle Keyboards
Drums: Jens Hoffmeister
Guitar: Andy Ellis/Boston (initial phase)
Vocals/Guitar: Werner Müller-Lankow
Bass: Gerhard Noe
Other members
Hammond organ: Fred Prünte
Drums / Bass: Manfred Plenckers
The last line-up
Vocals/Guitar: Werner Müller-Lankow
Drums: Rolf "Strüßje" Kehlenbach
Vocals: Jens Hoffmeister
Bass: Gerhard Noe

Proud Flesh is a German rock band from the early Krautrock era. The band was formed in 1969 in the former diplomat's city of Bonn-Bad-Godesberg (Germany) and split up in 1972. The group had been made up of musicians of the local bands Cool Stove, Desperados, Hangmen and Rats.

The band's repertoire consisted of their own songs and, depending on the line-up, interpretations of Deep Purple, Spooky Tooth, Led Zeppelin, Ten Years After, Steppenwolf, Elvis, Black Sabbath, Chicago, Free, Jimi Hendrix, Vanilla Fudge, Nice et al.

Proud Flesh toured all over Germany, did gigs in Luxembourg and were the supporting act for famous bands such as The Lords, The Rattles, Golden Earring and Brian Auger and the Trinity ("Streetnoise" album).

After some pieces of Softrock at the start and melodical Progressive rock songs later on the music of the band became more and more hard rock like. From the final chord of Proud Flesh up to now two songs have been included in productions of a more recent date (CD/LP).


  • Single: SL - 1970 - Resono - R 57007
    Happy / Hey Mister
  • Compilation: LP - 1970 - Resono 13 003
    Wir im Scheinwerfer - Various Artists
  • Single: SL - 1971 - Resono - R 57027
    Devil flight / Blind
    Hammond organ on Devil Flight: Rolf Krosczek
  • Compilation: LP - 1995 - lYahoo Records YR 007
    Prae-Kraut Pandaemonium Vol. 5
  • Compilation: CD - 1998 - OBK003
    Obscured by Krauts
  • CD: CD - 2006 - Special Edition
    Proud Flesh Digitalized
    Tracks: Devil Flight, Blind, On the Run, All in Vain

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