Krautrock?

There is a reason for the ‘?’ and that is because some people don’t understand Krautrock!

Now, I don’t profess to be an expert in the field, having just got turned on to more than Amon Duul II and Tangerine Dream! Faust, Popul Vuh and Ash Ra Tempel were all a mystery to be explored which I am doing at the moment!

When you start looking a a new (to you) musical genre I assumed (maybe wrongly) that everyone gravitates to Wikipedia (I do). So I did!

I found loads of new Krautrock bands to explore! Can , Neu, Guru Guru, Cluster and Nektar!

Hang on a sec, NEKTAR – Krautrock?

I have loved Nektar since I was about 14, about the same time I fell in love with that brilliant Welsh band Man!

Let’s just examine Nektar:
Members:
Roye Albrighton
Derek Moore
Alan (Taff) Freeman
Ron Howden

Which one of them sounds German?

To be fair I know where the confusion comes from, it’s all to do with the fact that Nektar were formed in Hamburg in 1969 and stayed there!

On the cover of the vinyl version of Man’s album ‘Back Into The Future’ is the phrase: “Thanks to Nektar for coming to England” and on the cover of Nektar’s ‘Remember the Future’ is the legend “Thanks for Man for coming to Germany”!

If Nektar are Krautrock – then possibly so are Man!

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