Phallus Dei

Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei
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1969 Ratings: #24
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May 1, 1969 / Release Date
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Amoon Duul II's debut is a great Psychedelic Krautrock and set their sound and their style great with some longer tracks such as the self-titled opener mixed with some more digestible tracks and with a nice tribal and pagan soundscape mixed with a quite ethereal and even heavy sound makes for a strangely hypnotic listen, however, i feel the record does stretch itself thin and starts to lose steam the further you listen throughout the record.

Track Review

Phallus Dei 9/10
Kanaan 8.5/10.
Dem ... read more
I’ve listened to this three times I still have no idea what the hell this is.
Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1960's: #191

Over/Underrated?: Underrated

Okay, before I even get into my thoughts on this record, we need to get something out of the way. If you go to the Wikipedia page for this album, they'll tell you the name "Phallus Dei" is Latin for "God's Phallus" which is technically true. But unlike Wikipedia, I never flinch from the raw, unfiltered truth, so I'll tell you that "Phallus Dei" translates to "God's Penis." This ... read more
Worst Track: Henriette Krötenschwanz
(Originally posted on Omnivoracious Listeners Discord Server, 2 September 2020.

This album was recommended by @sprussels_brouts#8756, and I thought @captain_login#1971 (AKA: Aaron Duul II) might also be interested in this review given the nickname. This is also the oldest album I have reviewed yet, followed by this week's three officially selected classic albums - Sacrifice, The Inner Mounting Flame and Moontan.

In addition to 'krautrock', a term I am not quite ... read more
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Added on: October 11, 2013