The Cosmic Jokers ~ S/T
The Cosmic Jokers ~ S/T
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The Cosmic Jokers ~ S/T

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  • Label / Pressing: Die Kosmischen Kuriere / KM 58.009.6 / 2021 Black LP
  • Release year: 1974
  • Country: Germany

Recorded in 1973 during a series of acid-fuelled all-night jam parties held at producer Dieter Dierks' studio near Cologne, Cosmic Jokers was the work of a veritable krautrock supergroup that included Dierks himself, Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel), Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream), Jürgen Dollase and Harald Grosskopf (both of Wallenstein). This free-form freak out - consisting of two epic tracks, the 22 min 'Galactic Joke' and the 19 min 'Cosmic Joy' - was first of five albums by the group to be released in the coming months. A first rate slab of space rock up there with other classics of the genre.