German Krautrockers FAUST Released Groundbreaking Eponymous Debut Album 50 Years Ago Today

21 September 2021

The original German pressing

Who: German experimental band, part
of the 70s Krautrock movement
Active (with several different line-ups)
1971–75, 1990–present / 13 studio LPs

Julian Cope (Teardrop Explodes): “There is
no group more mythical than Faust

Anniversary album: FAUST – self-titled debut LP
Released: 21 September 1971 – 50 years ago today

AllMusic / Archie Patterson wrote: “The impact of Faust cannot be overstated;
their debut album was truly a revolutionary step forward in the progress of “rock
music”. It was pressed on clear vinyl, packaged in a clear sleeve, with a clear plastic
lyric insert. The black X-ray of a fist on the cover graphically illustrates the hard core
music contained in the grooves, an amalgamation of electronics, rock, tape edits,
acoustic guitars, musique concrete, and industrial angst. The level of imagination
is staggering, the concept is totally unique and it’s fun to listen to as well.”

Score: 4.5/5.

You can stream the full LP (yes, only three tracks) here…

FAUST: HistoryAll Albums

A Deluxe Faust Boxset containing Faust, So Far, The Faust Tapes, Faust IV, Punkt (1974 album that has never been released), Momentaufnahme I (unreleased studio tracks), Momentaufnahme II (unreleased studio tracks), and two 7″ singles will be out on 8th October. All info here .

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