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Thursday, July 10, 2008

ORANGE - Flörsheim Open Air 1995 (GER.)

ORANGE live at the Open Air Festival Flörsheim, 07-28-1995. This is the complete gig.
Has probably the longest version of "NEIL'S ELEVATOR". There's a small cut at around 22.50 min, but it is hardly noticeable. "Souldrive" is – like in the most versions at that time – included (23.34 until 28.47).
This version here was dedicated to the Frankfurt avantgarde, impro experimental band LAY DE FEAR, that also included MEMBER at that time, a friend of the band and now the heart of the emptyblaukraut-blog.
You can hear Denner, the drummer and occasional singer and guitarist of ORANGE, mumbling "lay de fear... lay de fear" at some point (at 14.34) in the middle of the free form freak-out part of "Elevator" (starting at 10.58). Also you may notice the beginning of SUPER KING & THE FIRE ACTION's song "Breathing Soft 'n' Slow" shortly later... (at 15.26).
Suse surely must have been very hungry on that day, 'cause in the surrealistic spoken passage she raves about eating and food all the time. e.g. a cake baken by squirrels or apples from an apple tree...
The free form freak-out part has never again sounded so far out, reminding of the strangest GRATEFUL DEAD space explorations, mixed with eraly krautrock noise improvisations... A true listening adventure!
ORANGE played as the opening act at the two day Festival nearby Mainz and Frankfurt a. M., which also featured the old krautrock veterans GURU GURU – not an easy task to do, but they did quite well and also returned to play "Idiot in Bed" as an unplanned encore. This version here is a very good example of how ORANGE always changed their songs in order to keep the material fresh to themselves and their audience. Watch out for the improvised middle part of the song after the line "Now I'm on my way..." (at 4.18), that demonstrates the rush of the drug hitting the character of the song...
Taken from the original 2-track stereo soundboard mix, excellent sound.

ORANGE - Flörsheim Open Air 07-28-1995
(mp3-zip, 6 songs, 72 min, 99 MB, art incl.)
1. Orange (= In The Garden Of The Demon King) - 7.37
2. Brown - 5.24
3. Love In The Suffer Room - 3.12
4. Tryin' To Be A Good Human - 5.29
5. Neil's Elevator (incl. Souldrive) - 34.13
6. Idiot In Bed - 12.38
Get it here or here or here!
New links May 2012!

1 comment:

member said...

lay de fear was stolle, member & chris fear at the heart of it and sometimes up to 10 other people, mostly steffi & marcus. The group splitted in 1996. steffi, stolle, marcus & member founded MIRG in 99 and keeping still alive the flame of true improvisation more focused as lay de fear.... and stolle & member are still the heart of the emptyblaukraut music scene, a tree with many leaves, but the roots are
Lay De Fear And these roots go deep. More of this sone @ http://emptyblaukraut.blogspot.com/