SPEKTAKEL
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.

SPEKTAKEL
Werner Protzner (born 2/26/42, died 1/6/95) Bass and Vocals

Detlef Wiedecke (born 7/5/50) Hammond Organ, Mellotron, Moog Synthesizer, and Vocals
Eduard Schicke (born 2/14/47) Drums
Heinz Fröhling (born 5/7/51) Guitar, Vocals

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Werner Protzner
(born 2/26/42, died 1/6/95) Bass and Vocals
Detlef Wiedecke
(born 7/5/50) Hammond Organ, Mellotron, Moog Synthesizer, and Vocals
Eduard Schicke
(born 2/14/47) Drums
Heinz Fröhling
(born 5/7/51) Guitar, Vocals

Review from
www.dprp.vuurwerk.nl/reviews/9806.htm

New release:
SPEKTAKEL limited edition No.
Nordsee-Records (22010)


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.

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Spektakel / limited edition No.

The Eternal Question 15:32
Big Boss`Eyes 8:58
7 Pounds Tommy 17:34
No No Not You 20:14