Papa Zoot Band "Last Concert" CD
Great "lost" band from Frankfurt, Germany. In 1973/1974 Papa Zoot Band played all over Germany, mainly in clubs but also on festivals (German Pop Meeting) 1st and 2nd February 1974 in Essen, Grugahalle. Lutz Sommer (guitar), Robby Matthes (bass, voc), Reinhard "Tammy" Grohe (organ, Ex-Nosferatu) and Christian Engel (drums, vocals) played mainly long tracks, very melodic but also with a sense of drama comparable to Nektar, Eloy, Jane or Pink Floyd. Outstanding 20 minutes title "Fly away" could be a long track by Pink Floyd of the "Meddle/Wish you were here/Animals"-era without being an imitation.
The other two long tracks "I Wish" and "Friendship or Love" show a throughout fantastic guitar and organ work (as you know it from the "Nosferatu" album). Unbelievable that Papa Zoot Band never made an album. 4 years after they called it a day, Papa Zoot Band played in early 1978 a sole reunion concert at there basic venue "Sinkkasten" in Frankfurt. This concert, which had the same playlist as their performance on German Pop Meeting 1974, proved again, that their music never lost its magic.
This great performance was taped from the soundboard and has a superb sound quality. As bonus tracks there are two cover versions of the Eric Burdon song "When I Was Young" in a 9 minutes psychedelic version and the classic "Tobacco Road" with former bandleader and great singer Ernst Nadler (nickname "Papa Zoot") who left the Papa Zoot Band in early 1973. CD comes with comprehensive booklet, photos from their performance at the German Pop Meeting 1974 (with Guru Guru, Kraan, Nektar, Eloy). Digitally remastered.
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