To Be - s/t. 1977 Germany

When I first heard this album, I hated it. Of course, I fully expected it to be a Krautrock album filled with heavy organ and acid guitar solos. It's on Brain for crying out loud! Yea, well, that was back in 1988 when I found it at a local record show. So YouTube boy, don't get all high and mighty on me that I should have known better.

Many years later, I caught the "Kraut Fusion" bug (PC Police note - that's what they call it in Germany). And To Be is a bulls eye for that style. Latin tinged fusion, in particular, was all the rage in late 70s Germany. So what we have here is an instrumental mid 70s Santana mixed with Return to Forever. Some fine guitar solos, extra percussion, and complex unison runs are what you'll hear. All packaged up nicely to go with your Pina Colada. I like it.

Personal collection
LP: 1977 Brain

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