Week of June 15, 2008


Wilfried Kirchmeier (bass, vocals, percussion, synthesizer)
Manfred Schlagmüller (drums, percussion, synthesizer)
Hans-Werner Steinberg (tenor/soprano saxophones)
Manfred-Josef Schmid (guitar)
Klaus Lehmann (guitars)
Dieter Dierks (Mellotron)
Armin Bannach (gong)

VCU (Bacillus BLPS 19144) 1973
CD: Garden of Delights CD062, 2002

A progressive jazz-rock outfit. Dieter Dierks guested on mellotron. "VCU" (We See You) was produced by Peter Hauke at the Dierks studio in 1973. This album represented one of his least successful productions. Lily's music was quite ordinary and bands like Ardo Dombec made, in my opinion, far better efforts to combine jazz and progressive rock (with the weight on rock). Certainly other collectors regard Lily with more enthusiasm than me, though! The album had a notorious sleeve with the members pictured with lots of make-up.

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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