eclipsed No. 128 / 3-2011

Coronation of the Seventies

When 19-year-old bassist John Deacon joined the band of Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor in February 1971, Queen were ready to go. What followed was a career of intoxication. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the legendary rock band, we provide a chronology of the most exciting phase of their career: Queen in the seventies.

Machine Music

Torn apart and newly formed - Frank Bornemann has experienced this with his band Eloy several times. He has kept the formation alive since 1969. After eleven years of radio silence, Eloy returned in 2009 with the CD "Visionary". In December the DVD retrospective "The Legacy Box" was released, in July Eloy will play live for the first time in 13 years. Review of the stations in the career of a German prog band.

"We wanted to create a myth!"

Every young band dreams of signing a record deal. For Amplifier the idea of giving away the rights to their own songs, working under time pressure and producing singles with all their might is a nightmare. That's why the British trio took everything into their own hands with their current album.

don't Lemmy be misunderstood

20 studio albums in 35 years, plus his 65th birthday, a biopic and an action figure: Motörhead boss Lemmy Kilmister has achieved what no one would have expected from him in view of his uncompromising lifestyle. And he is still an eloquent, entertaining conversational partner, which eclipsed was able to convince himself of.


They're a band from Texas. But Trail Of Dead don't sound like roots, don't sound like square dancing. In fact, what the formation around Conrad Keely has been producing for 16 years is difficult to categorize because it is constantly reorienting itself. But it's clear that she's been enjoying Progressive Rock and Krautrock lately.

MOGWAI Wordless

If you don't know Mogwai, you don't know what a guitar wall is. The sound aesthetic that the instrumental band has created over the years is so penetrating and penetrating that it serves as a model for many other post-rock formations. But with the new album, the Scots are playing a trick on their imitators.

PALLAS Atlantis

"XXV" is by no means Pallas' twenty-fifth studio album. Although they were founded in 1980, the British Neoproggers have recorded just seven albums including their new album. This is a continuation of their classic album "The Sentinel" from 1984.

in Crime

The fame of Alice Cooper would be inconceivable without the help of master producer Bob Ezrin. He was the driving force behind the development of the unmistakable sound of the band and later the solo artist. After a long interruption, the creative team works together again - on a sequel to the classic "Welcome To My Nighmare". We document the success story of Cooper/Ezrin.


There is hardly another great figure in rock history whose immense artistic influence stands in such stark contradiction to its chronic commercial failure. Captain Beefheart, who died on 17 December - one month before his 70th birthday - was a figure of light. But who hid behind that myth that everyone knows and of which little is known?

Keep the text up! Cult Songs and their Significance CREEDENCE

When a deeply apolitical band suddenly delivers a political song statement, the pressure must be enormous. Creedence Clearwater Revival, who until then had celebrated successes with carefree schunkers like "Proud Mary" or "Bad Moon Rising", let their consciences have their say in "Fortunate Son".

eclipsed-shopping list KRAAN
- Listening without end

In 1971 the "Kraaniche" from Ulm - bassist Hellmut Hattler, singer/guitarist/percussionist Peter Wolbrandt, drummer Jan Fride and saxophonist Johannes "Alto" Pappert - made their maiden flight. The musical route was virtually predetermined. Hattler, Wolbrandt and Fride had played free jazz until then, Pappert Soul. From then on, Kraan's motto was: to combine jazz with rock, to which was added a good portion of groove and oriental influences. A decisive factor for the independent sound was that the musicians moved to the Teutoburg Forest with their companions and friends. There they lived rent-free on the Wintrup estate of the patron Count Metternich. The band could try to live their dream of a creative extended family with comparatively little economic pressure.