Sunday, January 13, 2008

Ougenweide - Ougenweide (1973)

Ougenweide was one the most significant German folk-rock bands of the seventies. Their music was quite different from the 'progressive folk' music created by the early Broselmaschine and Holderlin. Ougenweide's speciality was shorter tracks in off almost medieval folk tradition with German lyrics. The result was a German answer to British groups like Fairport Convention, Gryphon and Steeleye Span. Like these groups, Ougenweide (from Hamburg) succeeded in achieving a distinct style of their own. Their records confirm that they were obviously great instrumentalists. Through the years the nucleus of the Wulff brothers, von Henko and Isenbart remained intact. Minne Graw was their female vocalist from the third album onwards. A large part of their repertoire consisted of traditional German folk songs. The early albums are their most acoustic ones, the later works also utilised synthesisers.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this and a lot of the other worthy obscurities you post here! Now the problem's finding the time to listen...

- omnidrew

PS - on Firefox the "NeoCounter" thingy displays between the 2 columns, sometimes blocking the text and links.

Anonymous said...

Some days ago I bought a vinyl copy of this, which is together with the second album "All die weil ich mag" in my opinion one of the best german folk items, in a second-hand shop, because my old one is unlistenable. So many thanks for the many other gems you put on your site.
Wolfgang

Anonymous said...

Thank You for posting this gem. Even as a non German speaker I am in love with this album.

MZ
Sydney, Australia

arbor said...

i wish links never got deleted, this seems really interesting

arbor said...

THANKS FOR THE REPOST!!!

vanDiemerbroucke said...

Hi, I'm new here and want to say thanks for the upload.

I've heard this band's later stuff and it's all very good. They are excellent musicians, that's for sure. I'd recommend this band to fans of progrock. The music is that solid.

cheers

Anonymous said...

really thanks for your time !

shivago said...

Thanx i'm from hamburg never heard from them.Love to all of you recordcollectos out there i know how much time and money this cost, but it is worth it for any second and pence.Thanx for sharing the joy.Appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Muchas Gracias, este grupo es fantastico, realmente su mùsica es magica.

Alejandro
Punta Arenas :)
Chile

Anonymous said...

Muchas Gracias, este grupo es fantastico, su música magica.

Alejandro.
Punta Arenas :)
Chile

Anonymous said...

This link is dead but I managed to find the album at folkyourself blogspot. THANKS for letting me know of its existence!!!