7 x Guru Guru
12" vinyl, download & vod streaming

Download press kit with info sheet, covers and photographs here

play loud!, the label for film and music, is proud to announce an entire Guru Guru package. The reissues of the original first two Guru Guru albums has been made possible through the fact that Guru Guru regained ownership to their masters. Ufo (1970) (vinyl release announced for October 2014) and Hinten (1971) (ships now!) will be released for the first time fully authorized by Guru Guru. All other seemingly legal or outright illegal downloads are not authorized by the band. Only with the play loud! releases the band is being paid. Also, play loud! sticks to their idea of chronicling and archiving special moments in history. Within the package there is a full 106 min live show from 2010 filmed for the "play loud! (live) music series", an 84 min extensive conversation with drummer Mani Neumeier from 2011, in which he also comments on never-before-seen archive footage of "Kunstzone Munich 1971", both filmed for the "play loud! (live) word series" and three audio downloads of Guru Guru live shows from 1970, 1972 and 1973.

 

Hinten (1971)

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Format: 12" vinyl + download
Date of release: June 2014

Limited edition
(black and coloured vinyl).


Original artwork with Ohr catalogue number, gatefold, inlay with photographs.
The download version comes with a special bonus track ("Stone In" from Live in Essen 1970).
Please be aware of the many illegal download options for this record on all the mayor
platforms. Only this play loud! release guarantees that the band is being paid.

Ufo (1970)

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Format: download
Vinyl date of release: May 2016

Limited edition
(black and coloured vinyl).


Original artwork with Ohr catalogue number, gatefold, inlay with photographs.
The download version comes with a special bonus track ("Bo Diddley" from Live in Essen
1970).
Please be aware of the many illegal download options for this record on all the mayor
platforms. Only this play loud! release guarantees that the band is being paid.


Mani Neumeier

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VOD streaming + audio download
Date of release:
June 2014

In November 2011 the play loud! team talked to Mani Neumeier -Guru Guru´s frontman- about his life as a musician and artist. During the same conversation Mani Neumeier commented on film footage from an open air gig during the art fair "Kunstzone München 1971", which ended in chaos when police took the stage. play loud! exclusively presents for the first time ever this never-before-seen footage.

 

Live at Lido

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VOD streaming + audio download
Date of release:
June 2014

Filmmakers and archivists Dietmar Post & Lucía Palacios filmed the show especially for the "play loud! (live) music series" on November 12th, 2010 at Lido in Berlin (Germany).

 

Live in Essen 1970

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Audio download
Date of release:
June 12th, 2014

Live in Wiesbaden 1972

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Audio download
Date of release:
June 12th, 2014

Live in Wiesbaden 1973

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Audio download
Date of release:
June 12th, 2014

 

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Guru Guru is one of the most notable and influential German Krautrock bands, 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). In time for their debut in 1970, Ax Genrich had replaced Kennedy to solidify the classic Guru Guru line up.

Guru Guru were related to the free jazz music scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irne Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes. The band was also influenced by psychedelic rock artist, such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Rolling Stones and early Pink Floyd. Among the band's friends were Amon Dl, Can and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru played jam sessions.

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Trailer Guru Guru: Live at Lido + Mani Neumeier: Kunst ist schön, macht aber viel Arbeit

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