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Virus gave us two bad-ass, albeit different, albums in the early 1970's.......they were from Germany
and were comprised of flautist/vocalist Bernd Hohman, bassist Reinhold Spigelfeld, keyboardist Jorg-Dieter Krahe, guitarist Werner Monka, and drummer Wolfgang Rieke.  In 1971 they released the very spacey epic, "Revelation" a heavy prog semi-masterpiece that is loaded with long, droning, wonderful prog/psych numbers.....the tracks that clock in at ten minutes plus are my faves (The title track and "Ending Game" are good ones, the whole album is most enjoyable though, if ya missed it some 40+ years ago, don't make the same mistake twice, a fine piece of early 70's heavy-prog that I personally really enjoy.

Later in that same year, they released "Thoughts", they reshuffled the lineup (Rieke and Krahe remained, the others were replaced)....."Thoughts" is MUCH different, a harder rockig effort actually could have been a different band, however, it is ALSO a kickass album. Interestin, indeed, that a band that created two albums could havfe them be so different, and also have them both be so good, ya never know.

They also released a live recording, "Remember", which is half decent as well, focussing more on the harder rocking "Thoughts" effort than "Revelation", it is worthwhile also, and, I actually forgot that I had it until checking the shelves.....honest to , not a bad album either, while I personally prefer "Revelation", these are some overlooked gems that you might enjoy, be you a fan of Krautrock, heavy-prog, hard psych, metal, whatever........these guys had some talent and deserve to have thier catolouge reopened for review......please comment upon these, they are really pretty good in my estimation, but, as always, when I drag something ou of the vault, I LOVE to hear what you wonderful folks think of it!

REVELATION-01 Revelation/02 Endless Game/03 Burning Candle/04 Hungry Loser/05 Nur Noch Zwei Lichtjahre/06 Confession/07 Facts of Death

THOUGHTS-01 King Heroin/02 Manking, Where Do You Go/03 Teme/04 Old Time Movie/05
Butterflies/06 Take Your Thoughts/07 Sittin' and Smokin'/08 Going On/09 Deeds of the Past/10 My Strand-Eyed Girl

REMEMBER-01 Everybody Knows That I've Got the Feeling/02 This is No Anarchy/03 Remember/04 Rock N Roll/05 In Any Way/06 Settle Down/07 Livg in the Country/08 King Heroin/09 Woods Fun


Come on, you know I try to keep it varied.....you guys PLEASE let me know what you hink of these discs, I really DO enjoy them quite a bit (especially "Revelation")



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