Studio Album, released in 1972
Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Frame of Mind (4:08)
2. Crusical Scene (3:56)
3. All I Really Want Explain (11:15)
4. If (5:07)
5. Winter (5:35)
6. Penny for an Old guy (3:10)
7. Childrens Freedom (2:31)
8. Truebsal (0:18)
Line-up / Musicians
Andy Kirnberger / guitars, vocals, piano
Cherry Hochdorfer / organ, piano, mellotron, spinet
Peter Lotz / bass, vocals, percussion
Dieter Becker / vocals, percussion
Wolfgang Claus / drums, percussion
FRAME was a German band formed in the early 1970's by Andy KIRNBERGER [guitars, vocals, piano], Cherry HOCHDöRFER [keyboards], Peter LOTZ [bass, vocals, percussion], Dieter BECKER [vocals, percussion] and Wolfgang CLAUS [drums, percussion]. In 1972, they released their debut album, 'Frame of Mind', produced by the infamous krautrock producer Dieter Dierks.
The band was short-lived-- 'Frame of Mind' was to be their only album, and the 5-piece dissolved soon afterward. However, unlike many other bands of the period, a few of the members continued playing music; both Hochdörfer and Claus appear on fellow Marburg band PELL MELL's 1978 effort 'Only a Star'.
Stylistically, FRAME is a fair representation of the wild jamming of Krautrock but the influence is based on heavy psychedelic bands as IRON BUTTERFLY, VANILLA FUDGE and DEEP PURPLE. A slant towards a heavier sound is tempered by a healthy dose of keyboards: the organ, piano, mellotron and spinet all credited to various band members. A pleasant alternative from Deutschland for fans of the heavy progressive/psychedelic sound.
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