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.

segunda-feira, 16 de abril de 2018

The Pink Mice - In Action 1971 (Germany, Krautrock, Symphonic Prog)

The Pink Mice is a German band of the early 70's clearly Symphonic and often accused of being clones of ELP, something that is not accurate, they were close to being clones of TRIUMVIRAT (Triumvirat is also known as The Rat, so the connection between Mice and Rat is easy to understand) in other words they were almost clones of a so called clone of ELP.

Some people may ask how they could follow TRIUMVIRAT if THE PINK MICE released their debut album in 1971 and The Rat in 1972, the reason is simple, TRIUMVIRAT was formed in 1969 and was already popular in Germany plus they had a lot of radio airplay with a 45 RPM released in January 1971 containing the songs "Dancers Delight" and "Timothy"..

But THE PINK MICE history gets more peculiar, their original lineup consisted of The keyboardist Peter Hetch, Peter Hesslein (Guitar & Vocals), Dieter Horns (Bass & Vocals) and the drummer Joachim Rietenbach is the exact same lineup of an already popular Hard Prog band called LUCIFER'S FRIEND but without the British vocalist John Lawton, seems that the members of LUCIFER'S FRIEND wanted to go for the Symphonic sounds with exclusively German members instead of the aggressive rock music created with Lawton as a member.

Their albums are clearly influenced by Classical Music and they don't hide this fact, the titles of the songs include among others "Capriccio Italien op.45", "Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr.3,1.Satz", "For Elise", Sonata for Klavier, etc.

During their short career they released two excellent albums "In Action" (1971) and "In Synthesizer Sound" (1972) both are highly recommended and a must have for any Symphonic proghead that loves Synth based albums, if you need more historical info about the band, check the page of LUCIFER'S FRIEND in Prog Archives.

- Peter Hecht / keyboards
- Peter Hesslein / guitar, vocals
- Dieter Horns / bass, vocals
- Joachim Rietenbach / drums

1. Italienisches Konzert in F (4:34)
2. "FÝr Elise (9:32)
3. Konzert fÝr Trompete und Orchester (4:17)
4. Anitras Tanz (from Peer Gynt) (5:23)
5. Sonate fÝr Klavier (6:45)
5. Brandenburgisches Konzert (1 & 3) (5:57)


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