Rarity Scale: Mega Rare
A hidden German krautrock gem! What an album!!
The vinyl of this copy is simply amazing. The audio is to our ears M- from start to finish. If we grade disc with our eyes we grade EX+ because of some superficial lines. Nothing serious and not audible. The label of side 1 has an tear. The side 2 label is perfect. Both has minimal spindle traces.
The super fragile unlaminated single sleeve is in great condition. Overall we grade it EX+ to NM. The front cover is amazing with only some minor creases near the spine and next to the opening of the sleeve. The opening of the sleeve is lovely. The spine is fully intact and readable. The back of the cover is also lovely without any issues at all. Maybe some minimal discolouring near de spine.
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Murphy Blend is a German outfit released only one album “First Loss”. This album was released in 1970 on the highly collectable and much appreciated “Kuckuck” label.
The band was formed in 1970 in Berlin. The band later changed into “Hunaman” and “Lied Des Teufels”.
The band picked their name after a pipe tobacco brand. The band released besides this album three singles.
“First Loss” is a strange and obscure mixture between psych/kraut/heavy rock with influences of blues and classical music. They managed to put all the styles in a great selection of very interesting tracks. A pleasure to listen from start to finish. Good musicianship and great vocals! The Hammond organ plays a very important part in all the tracks.
The album was recorded was recorded in the Union-Studio in Munich from October 5 till 9 and from December 2 till 4 1970.
Nowadays this is a very hard to find album. Especially in this condition it is super hard. The fragile brown paper single sleeve is mega fragile. The type of paper, used colours and construction of the sleeve are all ingredients to make it super fragile.