Prinzip: Phönix

Year1988
Label/DistributionAmiga
FormatLP
Musical styleHard Rock
Additional info-
Rarity grading
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2 out of 6 - Quite rare!

Review

Being one of the first GDR Hard Rock bands since the 70's, here's their last LP with the most modern and also heaviest sound of all like a sign of the times. Commercial Hard/Heavy Rock like for example BABYLON or SPLITT, who both recorded in Jürgen Matkowitz' (PRINZIP's guitarist) studio as well and it's clearly hearable as the sound of all these bands is almost the same especially the drums. Don't expect any Metal sounds here but songs like "Paranoia", "Doktor, Doktor" are not that bad at all and at least closer to Metal than to Rock like some of their creations. I think the R'n'R influences broke their neck, or let's say kept them away from becoming a real Metal act though they have been known back then to be the leaders of east german Hard Rock together with BERLUC, whenalso I prefer BERLUC alot more than PRINZIP but nevertheless historically they deserve to be mentioned as this LP belongs to the very few Metal/Hard Rock vinyls that the German Democratic Republic had to offer. And not to forget it's the one that's the hardest to find of their 4 albums nowadays!

Tracks
Paranoia
Abenteuer ohne Schluß
Doktor, Doktor
Im Stau
Deine Liebe
Alles nur für Geld
Kleine Lady
Halt mich fest
Sag mir doch
Phönix
Tiger der Nacht
Wenn der Frieden stirbt

Created / updated: 2013-02-10
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