Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Missus Beastly

Formed as soon as 68 under the name psychotic reaction, this band evolved in two different era, the group changed their name to Missus Beastly (from the Negro doll Mistress Beastly) but was among the first of the jazz-rock progressive group in Germany, but folded after just one album recorded (soon bootlegged with a totally different artwork) in early 70 with a nascent groundbreaking jazz-rock. It must be said that the happy-go-lucky feeling of that era had the group evolve from the standard prog quartet to a sextet and even a heptet within months, obviously not too worried about financial matters, which soon brought the band to an end. The group even managed to have their names stolen from them and an usurping group managed to release a few albums under this name.

Nothing was then heard from the original group until the mid-70’s, when some ex-members united with former Missing Link keyboardist Miekausch went on to reform the group, although sonically if still jazz-rock, they were nothing like their previous incarnation, being much with the times and sensibly more fusion-esque. The group went on to record three albums with countless line-up changes, but never managed to reach the end of the decade.

Missus Beastly’s legacy is a bunch of jazz-rock albums that will make Germany one of the prime producer of this type of music, ranging from Kraan, Thirsty Moon, Passport, Release Music Orchestra, Out Of Focus, Missing Link, Embryo and Brainstorm… just to mention those. PROG ARCHIVES

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Missus Beastly - Missus Beastly (aka Nara Ast Insence) (1969)




















Missus Beastly - Missus Beastly (1974)




















Missus Beastly - Bremen 1974




















Missus Beastly - Dr. Aftershave & The Mixed-Pickles (1976)




















Missus Beastly - Spaceguerilla (1978)



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello!thx to Missus Beastly's,this is great music's!
Sithlord from Hungary

Nemoflow said...

Thank you very much!!!

Anonymous said...

I was really surpried this morning when I entered your blog - THE BODY ALBUM was posted there. I can say no more than thank you very much indeed. I'm looking for another gem, this time from Australia, Levi Smith's Clefs - Empty Monkey (1970).

best regards
Raul

Anonymous said...

Fantastico!!! Un gran aporte a la comunidad pues de por si los Lp's son muy raros de conseguir sobre todo los 2 ultimos q' no se han editado en CD, y considero que todos los que pasan por este sitio los deberían apreciar por ser unos de los pilares del Jazz-Rock alemán con fuertes tendencias a la fusión mas compleja de los años 70's.
Gracias... te mereces un 10!!

propylaen2001 said...

I really cannot thank you enough for this great posts! Wonderful!

Creedance said...

Thank you for the intresting history of this band. Somewhere in the eighties, I had Dr. Aftershave & The Mixed Pickles in my hands and recorded it on k-7. I really enjoyed that album and untill just now, always thought that Missus Beastly was the name of the album and Dr. Aftershave the name of the band. Thanks for setting me straight.

Roderick Verden said...

I liked too much first Missus Beastly album: experimental, blues, jazz...
Thank you, Lisa

Anonymous said...

First time here, Amazing taste, Thank you, This first album is a real gem no mater what genre, Thanks again. =)