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  • Audio CD (23 Mar. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Brain
  • ASIN: B001K2KHMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190,674 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Keep On Going
2. Singing Songs
3. Backwater Blues
4. Duty
5. To My Mother
Disc: 2
1. Release
2. Take Care Of Illusion
3. Duty (bonus track)
4. Floating (bonus track)

Product Description

'Frumpy Live' was recorded on 28th Sept. 1971 in Hamburg, 11th December 1971 in Bielefeld and on 9th April 1972 in Bünde/ Westfalia. The band had grown to a a quintet from their second album onwards and guitarist Rainer Baumann - who died on 14th November 2007 - played on the documented tour. He added some incredible solos on tracks like the bluesy "To My mother", a title that has never been released until the live album. Baumann and keyboardist Kravetz complemented each other perfectly. Frumpy toured extensively throughout Europe during the early seventies and won much critical praise for their very bluesy Rock, most notably in England.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark53 on 13 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If Frumpy had been British or American they would of been smothered with praise, but as so often happens with continental bands they were passed over in favor of lesser known bands. Frumpy featuring the absolutely amazing singing of Inga Rumf made exceptional studio albums (frumpy 2 is their best) but this live album with extended workouts is the best. Several of the tracks clock in passed the twelve minute mark and the stunning version of 'duty' is nearly seventeen minutes, but none of the tracks suffer from overindulgence because the musicianship is so fresh and exciting, reminding of times of Deep Purple in their hayday and Rumf is on top form throughout. How i wished i'd got to see them when they played in London around this time. Still, at least i have this. Frumpy probably the finest band ever to come out of Germany.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
ProgRock - made in Hamburg 31 Dec. 2009
By Golovanov Alexey - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Excellent progressive rock band from Germany was formed in Hamburg (where else?). Since 1965 the nucleous of future "Frumpy" was peddling around a blend of UK-US folk music (inspired by "Beatles"), but by 1969 Carsten Bohn (guitars) had enough, let himself get seduced by different sounds, and deserted "The City Preachers". On the way out he kidnapped the singer Inga Rumpf, recruited French keyboard player Jean-Jacques Kravetz and Karl-Heinz Schott (bass).
The next year the band toured almost non-stop (in France mainly), opening for the likes of Yes, Spooky Tooth, Humble Pie and Renaissance. Finally they've got signed by Philips and recorded the first LP All Will Be Changed. In 1971 Rainer Baumann joined the band for "Frumpy 2" (also for Philips - Frumpy 2) and in 1972 the 3rd LP - "By the Way" By the Waywas released on "Vertigo".
In 1973 an excellent live album was released, which showed the musical prowess of Hamburg prog-rockers - by the way, in many aspects they are far superiour to their British peers: pure distinctive melodies are not buried under piles and piles of lengthy solos, virtuoso improvisations and other pompous feedling and fooling around...
But in 1972 Inga Rumpf/Kravetz/Schott ventured to form "Atlantis" (Atlantis, and that was the end of "Frumpy" in its original form.
"Frumpy" is an absolutely world-class progressive rock band, and it's a disgrace to call it "Krautrock" (moaning and false "Scorpions" might be aptly called "Krautrockers").
Without "Frumpy" the international legacy of prog-rock is not complete.
Excellent CD 14 Mar. 2014
By Mark C. Rawson - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a great CD from an early 70's German band.
They are a progressive rock band with lots of B-3 organ.
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