Week of September 21, 2008


Ernst-Ulrich Freitag - Guitar
Norbert Schulz – Bass, Percussion
Rainer Bartl - Drums

LP: Friedhof Lost Pipe Dreams (LP 012) 1993
The number of copies pressed is unknown - probably 300 to 500.
CD: Red Fox RF 614, 2001

Friedhof were a basic heavy progressive trio. In 1973, they recorded an album of instrumental jams, recalling the live improvisations of Cream. Other German bands such as Arktis, Da Capo and Grave had a similar garage sound, rooted in blues-rock. The sound quality of the Friedhof album isn't perfect, but who cares... 43 minutes of jamming with the same three instruments is a bit too much, so I doubt all collectors will enjoy the album. Go for it only if you dig the groups mentioned above!

Taken from Cosmic Dreams at Play - A guide to German Progressive and Electronic Rock by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-01-7

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