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Faust - Stretch Out Time 1970-1975 [Paperback]

Andy Wilson
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7 Sep 2006
"There is no group more mythical than Faust" Julian Cope "When the Germans do something, they don't fuck around" Jean-Hervé Péron From the publisher: September 2006 sees the release of this book about Faust, the legendary krautrock group. Fully illustrated, it contains reviews all of the group's records from the period 1970-75 as well as recounting the rise of krautrock and its relation to the social upheavals of the '60s. There is also a discography, bibliographies, live reviews and the text of the group's 1973 manifesto as well as essays on music and time and the group's relation to the work of Frank Zappa. From the dustjacket: In 1970 Polydor Records funded an unusual experiment. They gave some unknown German musicians a retreat in the countryside near Hamburg, equipped it with a studio and their best engineer, then left them free to do as they liked. This is the story of Faust and the music they made between 1970 and 1975, music which continues to inspire and confound listeners to this day. About the author: Andy Wilson has been running the Faust web site, the Faust-Pages (http://www.faust-pages.com) for over a decade now, during which time he has collected information about the band, interviewed band members and generally researched the group's history. Now he has collected that information into a book. He lives in Hackney, London, and has been listening to Faust for the best part of a lifetime. Book Contents: Das Lied Eines Matrosen; Germany Calling; On Currywurst; Clear / Faust ; So Far ; Tony Conrad: Outside The Dream Syndicate; The Faust Tapes; Faust IV; Munich; Elsewhere; On Returning; Faust Live; Faust Manifesto; Fruit Flies Like a Banana; Das also war des Pudels Kern; Discography; Online; Guide to Illustrations; Faust Bibliography; General Bibliography

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Unkant Publishers (7 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095506645X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955066450
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 358,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Indispensable for all fans of Faust or students of the period. -- Recommended Records, October 2006

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September 2006 sees the release of this book about Faust, the
legendary krautrock group. Fully illustrated, it contains reviews all of
the group's records from the period 1970-75 as well as recounting the rise
of krautrock and its relation to the social upheavals of the '60s. There is
also a discography, bibliographies, live reviews and the text of the
group's 1973 manifesto as well as essays on music and time and the group's
relation to the work of Frank Zappa.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An important book about an important band 18 Oct 2006
This is a book about the ground-breaking 1970s rock group Faust, more to the point, about their music and the time in which it was created (1970-75). There is a lot packed into the two hundred or so pages of this book.

The 100 or so pages in the middle are a record-by-record, track-by-track, guide to the music of the original band, comprising the four early releases on Polydor and Virgin, and a series of releases, re-releases and even remixes over the years by Recommended Records, by the band itself and one significant fan project. This part of the book is interspersed with concert reviews, reprinted articles, publicity materials, pictures of the musicians and artwork from the records. Sadly no photographs appear of the band in performance at that time. For those who already 'own' the music, the book succeeds brilliantly in making you want to go back and listen to it again. Particularly if you have followed the band into the present day, it is easy to become forgetful of these classic recordings (now more readily available than ever, incidentally). The commentary successfully combines analysis and opinion. The comments can be surprisingly critical, but even - or especially - when I found the judgement on a particular track surprising, it simply provided me with the incentive to listen again for myself. For those who are not familiar with the music, or with all of it, the book will provide ample encouragement to do something about it.

Much of the remainder of the book is taken up with three essays, one on the emergence and significance of 'Krautrock', one a reflection on 'the role of time in music' and one a commentary on certain aspects of Frank Zappa's work. The author suggests that some readers may want to ignore these parts of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful wooden reason... 3 Oct 2006
Concentrating on the peak 70s period of this endlessly inventive group, Wilson explains the background to the emergence of Krautrock, offers the first detailed biographical account of the history of the group, provides detailed analysis of all their most important records, and even finds space to offer a well-argued critique of one of Faust's few overt influences, Frank Zappa. An important corrective to the commonly held myth that Faust were merely Krautrock's hooligan pranksters, this book finally gives the group their due as one of the finest exemplars of the genre. Anyone who hasn't heard the records will want to seek them out after reading it; anyone who has already heard them will want to revisit them in the light of this book's infectious enthusiasm. Highly recommended.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Useful but..... 6 Jun 2007
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I was excited to see a book about Faust appear as I know very little about the group itself other than the remarkable and inspirational music they made / make.

I have just finished reading the book and I have to confess to feeling a little short changed. The chapters on the albums themselves is informative and the author can invoke the music very well with the images he conjures up. Frequently I found myself remembering the music on the strength of his words. However these islands of lucidity are lost in a sea of dense prose that serves neither to help the book along or enlighten the reader to what is being said. I would recommend avoiding the last two chapters altogether as they say, at best, absolutely nothing of any value and, at worst, undermine the confidence in the previous chapters. You are left with the feeling that here is someone who wishes to be known as well read and intelligent but is trying a little too hard.

An invaluable book if you are a fan of the music and want some background information but read with caution!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Forced Faust Feast 11 Jan 2008
When another reviewer said the writer of this book was "trying too hard" he hit the nail on the head.

I discovered more about the author's pretentious attitudes than I did about the band. His continuous dismissing of other bands - considering _them_ "not worthy" became increasingly tiring as the book progressed.

Wilson's a big fan of Faust. OK, we get it. The reader doesn't need that fact shoved down his throat with every turn of the page, somehow made to feel he/she's excluded from the commentary by maybe also appreciating other bands. But, that's what we get here. Self-absorbed flowery sentences that go off on multi-level tangents, all of them hiding very little substance.

Probably the worst band biography I have ever encountered.
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