||Exercise (With Several Hands On a Piano)||Faust||0:52||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Exercise (With Voices, Drum and Sax)||Faust||0:21||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Flashback Caruso||Faust||4:01||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Exercise (With Voices)||Faust||1:48||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||J'ai mal aux dents||Faust||7:14||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled||Faust||1:03||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled (Arnulf and Zappi On Drums)||Faust||1:42||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Dr. Schwitters (Intro)||Faust||0:25||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Exercise (Continues Track 1)||Faust||1:11||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled||Faust||1:18||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled||Faust||0:50||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Dr. Schwitters (Snippet)||Faust||0:49||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled (Arnulf On Drums)||Faust||1:03||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled (Arnulf On Drums)||Faust||0:48||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled (All On Saxes)||Faust||1:33||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled||Faust||2:18||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled (Rudolf)||Faust||0:34||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled (Rudolf)||Faust||0:51||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled (Rudolf)||Faust||1:16||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled||Faust||2:29||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled||Faust||0:20||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled||Faust||1:13||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Untitled||Faust||0:58||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Stretch Out Time||Faust||1:35||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Der Baum||Faust||3:51||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Chere Chambre||Faust||3:08||£0.79||View in iTunes|
The Abba of the Avante Guarde
Let me explain, I don't like MOR pop music. It gives me hives. But Abba are something else, an undeniable talent. Faust are the Abba of the Avante Guarde. This album is easily as daring and revolutionary as anything by Karlheinz Stockhausen or Pierre Boulez but it's fun to listen to, exciting, humourous and scary in equal measure. Songs as such are hard to come by but Der Baum, Flahback Caruso and J'ai Mail Aux Dents are indispensible as is the untitled track with the guys clomping about in hobnail boots rattling bottles while someone dials the speaking clock. Get the whole album, though, otherwise you miss the point.
Strap yourself to a chair so you can't run away...
...after the fifth playing you get used to it (apart from the drills track). Bought this in the 70's when it was the gimmick price of a single, I listened to it a lot and did enjoy it. The Tapes rewards perserverance with emerging details, humour and the occasional tune! A classic.
I would love this album. It's not brilliant I must say, but it would bring back memories of a "certain" time. Originally it was sold for 49p. So, it's too expensive. Sorry.
Formed: 1971 in Wumme, Germany
Years Active: '70s, '90s, '00s, '10s