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La Dusseldorf

LP (Item 9643) Teldec (Germany), 1976 — Condition: Very Good+

One of the hippest groups of the 70s German scene – and one of the few to break out of the prog underground and really have a larger global influence! This first set by La Dusseldorf is pure genius through and through – a spare trio set that's propelled along with simple, but effective drum work that set the tune for a whole generation. The drums are hardly the bombastic sort of more jamming albums from Germany, and they're neither the cool, laidback, "hardly there" sort you might find on other records – but instead a very basic approach to rhythm that's arguably post-punk years before its time! The album's four long tracks chug along in a hypnotically rhythmic way – never overindulgent, but always moving, always changing things up with subtle little touches. Vocals often take a backset to the music – which features guitars, keyboards, and added percussion. Titles include the landmark "Dusseldorf", plus "La Dusseldorf", "Silver Cloud", and "Time". Conny Plank produced, too – so you know the sound is great!  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(180 gram vinyl on 4 Men With Beards.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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