Germany's premier Middle Age-Metal-band is back with "Verehrt und angespien"!
Did they manage to reach "Weckt die Toten" or even surpass it? The answer can only be: YES!
The mixture is even more refined than before and the Middle Age amalgamates with stainless steel to an alloy of highest class!…
"Verehrt und angespien" for sure has a very special position and has to be viewed as one of the most important and best albums of the year 1999!
No one except psychedelic Renaissance man Alexander "Skip" Spence could have created an album such as Oar. Alternately heralded as a "soundtrack to schizophrenia" and a "visionary solo effort," Oar became delegated to cut out and bargain bins shortly after its release in the spring of 1969. However those who did hear it were instantly drawn into Spence's inimitable sonic surrealism. As his illustrious past in the Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Moby Grape would suggest, this album is a pastiche of folk and rock. In reality, however, while these original compositions may draw from those genres, each song has the individuality of a fingerprint. As a solo recording, Oar is paramount as Spence performed and produced every sound on the album himself at Columbia Records studios in Nashville in the space of less than two weeks.