Last updated on September 6th, 2019
It must be ties of karma from the distant past that have destined you to become my disciple at a time like this. – Nichiren Daishonin, The Heritage of The Ultimate Law of Life, WND1, p217
Or the Inter-Connectedness of all things
Like ALL people in Western Europe, I’m a racial mongrel. And I observe that various aspects of my mixed genetic tribal past are manifested at different times within me. I know for a fact that I am Angle, Saxon, Danish, Orkadian, Welsh (i.e.ancient Briton or Celt). There’s probably a few more if I looked.
So it is with Till Lindemann, Apocalyptica, Amon Duul 2 etc. Such was the thought that occurred to me about a present predilection for Germanic gloom. At other times I have a preference for light-hearted jollity or Gallic emotion, naff musicals and daft adverts, crude humour or technical wizardry, melodic orchestrations or classical power. And so it goes.
Apart from the non-modern drums, there’s not much difference between Helden here or Amon Duul II doing Deutsche Nepal, below. The basal snarling, the home-made “Choir Organ”, saga-like tales of a glorious and courageous armed past…
Amon Duul II – Deutsch Nepal
- Archangel Thunderbird
- Dem Guten,Schoenen Wahren
- Eye-Shaking King
Germanic or what?
Addendum of 20/8/2019
But Hark! A Dichotomy…
Such are the foibles of folks. Here we have John Weinzierl giving pots of insight into Amon Duul as to the workings of the commune, the musicians, working as a business and with Olaf Kubler:
“This is exactly the obscure production I was mentioning. Amon Duul had nothing to do with it, we were never asked about it, it was just Olaf Kubler trying to make more money with our name.”
This followed on from earlier remarks about Kubler but hasn’t stopped them (AD2) from playing it live…
Still. It has their name on it and they semed to have fun.