Saturday, 14 August 2010

Neu! - Hero

Album: Neu! 75 (Brain,1975) Chart pos:N/A

Neu's third and final (official) album Neu! 75 was light years ahead of it's time predating post-punk by three years and Bowie's Berlin phase by two. Hero is borderline punk with its minimalistic thrashing guitars and nonsensical screamed vocals mixed with atmospheric keyboards for good measure. It sounds like a more harsher left-field approximation of what Roxy Music did on their first two albums. The original vinyl was two sides the first one continued from the ambient direction of the first two albums, while the second side experimented with a harder (but no less hypnotic sound).

I discovered 7 Digital are selling thier entire back catalogue (including early live tracks and the final unofficial album Neu! 86) for only £6.99 which is a bit of a bargain as Amazon has it for twice as much.

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