“Sensemann” is the first album by the German band Franz K
The band plays in a guitar-bass-drums trio set-up. Formed in Witten in 1969 as Franz Kafka, in their early days they were one of those very Teutonic underground rock bands, akin to Ton Steine Scherben or Lokomotive Kreuzberg, with a hard-edged agit-rock style.
Their strong anti-capitalist lyrics more or less place them in the German polit-rock scene.
By the time of their debut (becoming just Franz K.) they had matured their sound from the early days of Fugs and Mothers style theatre in German.
“Sensemann” featured just two side-long tracks offering a great deal of freedom for invention, with aggressive German lyrics and similarly angular freaky guitars characterizing their sound.
A Das Goldene Reich 20:09
B Sensemann 19:05