I'm Brazilian, I've always loved music and since I was little I buy and I listen to rock. During the 70's I met a magazine called Pop, which I christened German Pop, since it was of Germanic origin, I did not understand what was written in the great majority, but it was there that I met the groups that I publish here on the blog today. Rock made in Germany is one of my favorites, but my taste is very eclectic.
Sou brasileira, sempre amei música e desde muito pequena compro e ouço rock. Durante os anos 70 conheci uma revista chamada Pop, que batizei de Pop Alemã, uma vez que era de origem germânica, eu não entendia o que estava escrito na sua grande maioria, mas foi ali que conheci os grupos que hoje publico aqui no blog. O rock feito da Alemanha é um dos meus favoritos, mas meu gosto é muito eclético.
quinta-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2017
Zeus B Held - Zeus Amusement 1978 (Germany, Krautrock, Electronic)
You see, Zeus' solo debut ZEUS' AMUSEMENT was a bizarrely wide-ranging potpourri of styles, from a corny vocoder version of "The Fool On The Hill" via Kraftwerk style electro-pop, progressive rock, spacey synth music, etc., on to some really good Kraut jazzy fusion. As such it amounted to a good CV demo of all the types of music he was capable of.
Released as a single "The Fool On The Hill" seemed to dictate his new style would be electro-pop, and thus his next album EUROPIUM focused on the Kraftwerk-like and synthesized styles more. As a less patchy release, however, it never contained any of the excellent fusion of the debut. The third album we haven't heard.
Zeus B. Held also went on to be a producer and engineer. He produced Die Krupps 1984 album ENTERING THE ARENA, amongst others.
The Fool On The Hill / Off The Cuff / Goodbye Europe / Italian Items / Claude / Madmen's Rag / Why Can't I Be A Singer / LA's OK / Space Cake / Sagenhaft
LP Brain 60.120 (1978)
Zeus B. Held (keyboards, vocals, vocoder, flute, alto saxophone, percussion),
+ Manfred von Bohr (drums, percussion), Horst Stachelhaus (bass), George Fisher (vocals), Christoph Noppeney (viola), Claudia Simeaux-Levy (vocals)