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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Schloss (ex-My Solid Ground, pre-Tokyo) “Weltschmerz” 1975 Germany Hard Rock


Schloss (ex-My Solid Ground, pre-Tokyo) “Weltschmerz” 1975 Germany Hard Rock
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Several bands have had their sound likened to Status Quo’s over the years, and it’s rarely intended as flattery. With Schloss the comparison with 70s Quo is most definitely meant as a compliment. 
Opening track Weltschmerz is a chugging shuffle featuring a twin guitar instrumental break that’s highly reminiscent of the bouncy jig section in Quo’s live version of Roadhouse Blues. Keep it Up ploughs a similar furrow. Elsewhere there’s some straight 4/4 attack in Rock and Roll Maverick and Southpaw Sam. There are less frenetic numbers like Crooked Mile and Liebe Fenella (the latter features a brief snatch of Deutschland Uber Alles). The final song is the fast-paced Time for Mexico, capping off a high energy album. 
If you like Quo’s albums from this period (especially Piledriver and Quo) and lament their later wimping out, then the Schloss LP might just be a welcome addition to your collection. It got a U.S. release, so shouldn’t be too hard to pick up….by…theredmax …~



The German hard rock that existed for a very short time a trio of Schloss, consisted of Klaus Luley, Roger Kashner and Willie Wayde, who was a member of My Solid Ground from 1967 to 1970. At the very beginning of its career band signed to Oasis Records, which At that time it merged with Casablanca Records, for distribution of their products in the States. In 1975 The band’s debut album was released in the US, but remained almost unnoticed. The group broke up into The following year, Luley later lighted up in groups Tokyo, Craaft and Douglas. The fate of the two other musicians are unknown. …~




Credits 

Bass – Roger Kaeschner 
Drums – Willy Waid 
Vocals, Guitar – Klaus Luley 




Tracklist 
A1 Weltschmerz 3:11 
A2 Rock'n'Roll Maverick 4:21 
A3 Liebe Fenella 4:28 
A4 Southpaw Sam 4:23 
A5 Neighbourhood 4:33 
B1 Lufthansa (Flight 408) 3:50 
B2 Meteorological Forecast 5:16 
B3 Keep It Up 3:28 
B4 Crooked Mile 5:06 
B5 Time For Mexico 3:22 

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