||PL 042 LP
The first authorized release of Hinten since its original 1971 release. German krautrock band Guru Guru was formed in 1968 as The Guru Guru Groove by MANI NEUMEIER (drums), ULI TREPTE (bass), and EDDY NAEGELI (guitar) (later replaced by American JIM KENNEDY (guitar)). By the time of Guru Guru's debut in 1970, AX GENRICH had replaced Kennedy to solidify the classic Guru Guru line up. Guru Guru were related to the free jazz scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes before forming Guru Guru. The band was also influenced by psychedelic rock artists including Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Rolling Stones, and early Pink Floyd. Among the band's friends were Amon Düül, Can, and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru often jammed. This reissue of their second album, Hinten, originally released in 1971, is presented in a gatefold sleeve bearing the original artwork and the original Ohr catalog number, along with an insert with photographs. Includes download code for the full album plus the track "Stone In" from the 2002 live album Essen 1970. Limited edition of 500.