Murphy Blend’s only album is one of the best and rarest early German progressive rock records.
Excellent Hammond organ, that delivers a unique heavy psychedelic Krautrock sound.
It was originally released on the legendary KUCKUCK label in 1970.
"This album, is a perfect example of the early 70s German progressive Krautrock scene and should be part of every serious 70s progressive rock collection. English lyrics.”
Nobody knows where this group of Berliners came from, nor why they named themselves after a pipe tobacco, but they were responsible for one of the best albums released on Polydor's legendary Kuckuck label. Murphy Blend favored heady psychedelic instrumentals, with heavy guitar and chunky Hammond organs; they were a rarity in early German rock, as singer/organist Wolf-Rüdiger Uhlig utilised his keyboards to incorporate classical themes into the band’s heavy progressive music (he had studied classical music for three years in Berlin); the album contains six proper tracks (mostly written by Uhlig) as well as the shortest German song of all time, the 3/10 of a second long "Happiness"! It's impossible to name highlights, as all material is truly excellent. Sadly, Murphy Blend disbanded soon after recording this album. Uhlig went on to create Hanuman, and guested on Frumpy's third album, "By The Way" in 1972; Andreas Scholz went on to join Blackwater Park.
Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, heavy exact replica texture cover.
A1 At First 4:32
A2 Speed Is Coming Back 5:58
A3 Past Has Gone 7:30
B1 Präludium / Use Your Feet 5:32
B2 First Loss 7:44
B3 Fanny Guys 3:38
B4 Happiness 0:03