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Faust CD


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  • Audio CD (2 July 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rer
  • ASIN: B00005KKB6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,066 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Why Don't You Eat Carrots? - Faust
2. Meadow Meal - Faust
3. Miss Fortune - Faust

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FAUST Faust CD

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Hewitt on 14 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
This LP (I'm talking about the vinyl here) wanted you to buy it because it looked so extraordinary. I eventually copped a copy in a second hand shop when a bloke walked in with it and I outbid the shop owner. £2.40 never better spent. It changed my life even more than The Faust Tapes, which I already had.
The sound alone is exceptional - hardly any bass and loads of screeching top end. A real ear and brain bender. It's a bit like taking drugs using only your ears, it certainly takes me to the place I want to go to.
The layered collage of sound sounds quite unlike anything else I've heard from the period and Meadow Meal contains the riff to die for played on a French horn or trumpet and is like nothing else on Earth. Still one of my faves after 35 years. A Masterpiece. Buy it (I've bought it 4 times in various incarnations).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Lacey on 22 Feb. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I bought this at 15 in 1971 when I saw it in my local record shop. It was a transparent record in a transparent sleeve with a transparent lyric sheet, it cost £1.99 and I had to have it, regardless of the content. I then found the music to be mind boggling in its chaos and originality, blending synthesizers, guitars, bass and drums with industrial machinery and sound effects. Why Don't You Eat Carrots begins with a mocking snatch of Beatles and Stones emerging from the sound of metal tubes being dragged across a floor, Meadow Meal contains lead guitar and thunderstorm, and Miss Fortune blends a two chord drone with what sounds like chickens being strangled before ending suddenly with a folk poem. Who says Germans have no sense of humour? I thought this record was brilliant as a teenager 38 years ago, and I still do today. Equalled by its successor, So Far, but The Faust Tapes and Faust 4 come nowhere near in coherent eccentricity as do their first two albums, despite what another reviewer has said. Buy this for a unique listening experience.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By andrew howes on 21 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
The first time I played this album, I was left in a state of total bewilderment. I already knew Faust, but this seemed more on the left than the Faust tapes. It appeared to be a totally confused impenetrable cacophony. I dedcided to try it again later - much later!
I had read enthusiastic reviews by the likes of Julian Cope and John Peel, proclaiming about the transparent vinyl and sleeve(though the Rer re-issue is reduced to the X-ray fist on a white background) as well as the whole forward thinking, ahead of its time, revolutionary vibe of the music. When I came to listen again, my previous impressions were totally transformed; here was a strange mix of bizarre instrumentation, concrete sounds, choral effects and Dadaist lyrics.
The first track "Why don't you eat carrots?", is a kind of deranged fuzzed out Bavarian dance band with reversed vocals and effects overlaid with a massive gurgling synth. "Meadow Meal" which follows, is a more standard Faust freak out, sandwiched between an abstract chant, a thunderstorm (real) and rainy day organ. What would have been side 2 of the LP is "Miss Fortune", a mid-tempo Velvet Underground style cruiser with wah apparently on at least three instruments, incorporating along the way more strange singing and much weirdness. Suddenly, just before the end, the whole album is pulled into sharp focus, crystallising what the music has been trying to put across all the way through, with a short acoustic guitar and spoken piece by Jean -Herve Peron.
This album is certainly unconventional, but each segment never outstays its welcome. Everything you could want from this band is here, unless of course You Don't Know Faust!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bradx on 27 Oct. 2014
Format: Vinyl
One of the greatest jewels in the krautrock crown. The early Faust had mastered the art of making experimental music with humour and accessibility. Virtually no other band can get anywhere near the first four Faust albums for out-there experimentalism. Not even my other favourites like the Velvet Underground ( a literate avant-garage band) or even Can (psychedelic afro-funk fusionists). Only Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band can approach Faust... masters of 20th century art.
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