Guru Guru UFO on LP
First Authorized Reissue of 1970 Debut by German Krautrock Pioneers
Also Available on Colored Vinyl
Guru Guru was formed in 1968 as The Guru Guru Groove by Mani Neumeier (drums), Uli Trepte (bass), and Eddy Naegeli (guitar) (later replaced by American Jim Kennedy (guitar)). By the time of Guru Guru's debut in 1970, Ax Genrich had replaced Kennedy to solidify the classic Guru Guru line up.
Guru Guru were related to the free jazz scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes before forming Guru Guru. The band was also influenced by psychedelic rock artists including Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Rolling Stones, and early Pink Floyd.
Among the band's friends were Amon Düül, Can, and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru often jammed. This reissue is presented in a gatefold sleeve bearing the original artwork and the original Ohr catalog number, along with an insert with photographs.
"As demonstrated on their first pair of albums for the German Ohr label, Guru Guru were the loosest, most experimental and most out there of all power trios of the early seventies...An altogether spasmodic musical proposition, UFO cascades fluid and free down corridors of improvisation caught in the throes of abandon with all apple carts of pop conventions overturned and in flames." - Head Heritage