Some of us were not born when Amon Düül II‘s 1970 album Yeti was released, but as musical heritage is one (if not the only one) of the good things about the history, we can simply enjoy in what has been left to serve as a monument of inestimable importance for progressive rock, its related subgenres and music in general.
For that reason I’ve decided to start a new section on the website called Prog Tuesday. Why Tuesday? Maybe because it’s Tuesday today and I am in the mood of rediscovering some of the albums I enjoyed a lot in the past, but due to a time race all those albums were kind of marginalized, though certainly not with an intention.
Being considered as one of the crucial acts for establishing a subgenre known as Krautrock, this band that was formed out of the student movement of the late 1960′s in Munich has experienced two incarnations since then, being named Amon Düül and Amon Düül II.
Yeti, being released 42 years ago is one of the albums that are (probably) considered as underground due to the UK progressive rock invasion during late 60′s and in the first half of 70′s. But without doubt, Amon Düül is one of the bands-leaders of the German response to the Islanders’ occupation. This album is the second in the ADII opus and clocking something less than 70 minutes is considered as the band’s magnum opus by both the critics and the fans of progressive, psychedelic and krautrock.
Originally released as double LP on Liberty, Yeti is comprised of ten songs heavily relying on improvisation, crossing over progressive and psychedelic elements and possibly defining the Krautrock subgenre. You don’t need any other proofs why this album is one of the cornerstones of the mentioned genres. Let Yeti writes its closing address.