Faust: Stretch Out Time cover Andy Wilson: Faust: Stretch Out Time 1970-75
Paperback : 232 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-0955066450
Product dimensions : 13.97 x 1.35 x 21.59 cm
Publisher : Unkant Publishers; Illustrated edition (7 Sept. 2006)
Language: : English
Perhaps a better hour may at some time strike even for the clever fellows: one in which they may demand, instead of prepared material ready to be switched on, the improvisatory displacement of things… As little as regressive listening is a symptom of progress in consciousness of freedom, it could suddenly turn around if art, in unity with the society, should ever leave the road of the always identical.
“There is no group more mythical than Faust”
Julian Cope

“When the Germans do something, they don’t fuck around”
Jean-Hervé Péron

A book about Faust, the legendary krautrock group. Fully illustrated, it contains reviews of all of the group’s records from the period 1970-75 as well as recounting the rise of Krautrock and its relation to the social upheavals of the ’60s. There is also a discography, bibliographies, live reviews and the text of the group’s 1973 manifesto as well as essays on music and time and the group’s relation to the work of Frank Zappa.

In 1970 Polydor Records funded an unusual experiment. They gave some unknown German musicians a retreat in the countryside near Hamburg, equipped it with a studio and their best engineer, then left them free to do as they liked. This is the story of Faust and the music they made between 1970 and 1975, music which continues to inspire and confound listeners to this day.

About the author: Andy Wilson created and ran the Faust web site, the Faust-Pages, from 1996. During that time he collected information about the band, interviewed band members and generally researched the group’s history. Now he has collected that information into a book. He lives in Hackney, London, and has been listening to Faust for the best part of a lifetime.

Contents: Das Lied Eines Matrosen; Germany Calling; On Currywurst; Clear / Faust ; So Far; Tony Conrad: Outside The Dream Syndicate; The Faust Tapes; Faust IV; Munich; Elsewhere; On Returning; Faust Live; Faust Manifesto; Fruit Flies Like a Banana; Das also war des Pudels Kern; Discography; Online; Guide to Illustrations; Faust Bibliography; General Bibliography.

.Read the chapter Fruit Flies Like a Banana.