Amon Düül II had emerged in 1967 from an artist community in Munich's trendy Schwabing district. In times of student unrest, APO and protests against the Vietnam War, music was still an expression of a socio-political attitude. Whether the band still lives this artistic spirit after almost fifty years, we discussed with guitarist John Weinzierl.
eclipsed: Why did you publish "Bee As Such" now as a physical product under the title "Düülirium"?
John Weinzierl: Nowadays you work differently, you put something in the room first, just like we download the music under the working title "Bee As Such". I got a request a few months ago to play on a Billy Cobham record and I came into contact with the people from the Cleopatra label. Then we said let's get them out with the cover and everything. The name was suggested by our old Chris [Düül-Gitarrist/Violinist/Singer Chris Karrer; note], the rest of us just said: "Yeah!". (laughs)
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.