was formed as a trio in 1969. Detlef Wiedecke (guitar), Eduard Schicke
(drums), and Werner Protzner (bass),were all members of Oldenburg`s underground
rock scene. Their common bond was a passion for spontaneous inprovisations
and the music of Deep Purple. They found an isolated rehearsal space in
the countryside where they could jam. These sessions would go on for hours,
sometimes even days! Gigs would always start with cover versions of Deep
Purple songs and end with long improvisations. SPEKTAKEL concerts would
sometimes last for five hours. All three musicians moved with their families
to Steenfelde, Ostfriesland, where they built a house together (thanks
to Friedel Pormann!). In 1973, Detlef switched from guitar to keyboards
(Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, and Mellotron). Many Guitarists auditioned
for the band. Ultimately they decided on Heinz Fröhling, who moved into
the SPEKTAKEL-HOUSE with his wife and his daughter, Melanie. The band
rehearsed constantly. Although the songs were more composed they still
left space for improvisations. SPEKTAKEL`S music blended all styles from
hard rock to 12-tone-music! They wrote music and lyrics together. They
lived together. They worked together. Ultimately this was the reason why
this version of the band only lasted one year. SPEKTAKEL`S gigs became
legendary for their enormous light show and the equipment that was used.
Even today people still remember their gigs. Shortly after the music on
this CD was recorded the band dissolved. Heinz and Ede joined with Gerd
Führs to form Schicke Führs Fröhling.
Werner Protzner (born 2/26/42, died 1/6/95) Bass and Vocals
Detlef Wiedecke (born 7/5/50) Hammond Organ, Mellotron, Moog Synthesizer,
Eduard Schicke (born 2/14/47) Drums
Heinz Fröhling (born 5/7/51) Guitar, Vocals
down for some Soundsamples !!!
SPEKTAKEL limited edition No.
For a (long) while, some of us were too busy on other things to do
some serious reviewing. This disc is one of the victims, but I hope this
review will be some comfort. I did not bear this in mind when I wrote
this positive review - it's really a marvellous album! :-)
Wow, only four tracks in more than one hour! This must be progressive
rock or what?! No kidding - just a stereotypical description of prog,
but prog it is! Spektakel comprise of, among others, Eduard Schicke
and Heinz Fröhling, known from the band they would form with Gerd Führs.
on a Link for a Soundsample
Spektakel / limited edition No.
Eternal Question 15:32
Big Boss`Eyes 8:58
7 Pounds Tommy 17:34
No No Not You 20:14