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FRUMPY - Best of (German Rock Prog)


POWERFUL VOCAL FEMALE - NUMBER ONE!! INGA RUMPF IT WAS ONE OF THE VOCAL POISONS OF THE TIME!! SHE WAS CONSIDERED JANIS JOPLIN Of GERMANY!! LATER IT COMES MORE OTHER EXCELLENT FEMININE VOCALISTAS OF THE HISTORY OF THE ROCK!!

ESTA POSTAGEM SE DEVE A UMA INDAGAÇÃO DO MEU AMIGO PAULÃO, LÁ DA CIDADE DE LONDRINA NO ESTADO DO PARANÁ!! ELE ME PERGUNTOU SE NÃO TINHA ALGUM VENENO ONDE TIVESSE UM POTENTE VOCAL FEMININO!! TÁ AÍ UMA PRIMEIRA AMOSTRA DE COMO AS DONZELAS SENHORA DOS ANOS 60-70 SE COMPORTAVAM!! DEPOIS VEM MAIS UMAS TRÊS NA SEQUÊNCIA!! A VOCALISTA DESTA ÓTIMA BANDA FRUMPY, INGA RUMPF, ERA CONSIDERADA A JANIS JOPLIN DA ALEMANHA!! O VOCAL REALMENTE ERA PODEROSO, APESAR DE EU ACHAR A JANIS IMBATÍVEL, MAS COMO JANIS JÁ TEVE SEU MERECIDO RECONHECIMENTO DUARANTE DÉCADAS, DEVO ENALTECER A VOZ DESTA MALUCA VOCALISTA DO FRUMPY E DIZER QUE ELA ERA UM DOS VENENOS VOCAIS DA ÉPOCA, MEU AMIGO PAULÃO E CONSUMIDORES!! O SOM DA BANDA TAMBÉM ERA MUITO LEGAL!! CONFIRAM E VEJAM QUE ROCK PROG DE EXCELÊNCIA NESTA COLETÂNEA ONDE ESTÃO ALGUNS DOS MELHORES SONS DA BANDA E QUE SERVEM DE BASE PRA QUEM AINDA NÃO CONHECE!!

The four musicians who formed FRUMPY were all members of Irishman O' Brian-Docker's folkband The City Preachers, which he founded in Hamburg in 1965. The City Preachers played an excellent blend of American and British folk music and had, sometimes, over a dozen people on stage. Discontent with singer Dagmar Krause, drummer Carsten Bohn left the City Preachers in November 1969 and took singer Inga Rumpf, French keyboarder Jean-Jacques Kravetz and guitarist Karl-Heinz Schott with him to form FRUMPY. In spring of 1970, FRUMPY started a successful tour of France. The same year, they went on a 50 concert tour with SPOOKY TOOTH, and played with YES, HUMBLE PIE and RENAISSANCE. In autumn of 1970, FRUMPY released the first album "All Will Be Changed" which contained only own material with the exception of a Richie Havens cover.
The Following year guitarist Rainer Baumann joined FRUMPY and played on the bands second LP "Frumpy 2", which was rapped in a round plastic bag. In Germany, the album was well received and proved that rock music from Germany could live up to international standard. Their music combines jazz, soul and eastern elements with the keyboards as the most important instrument. FRUMPY topped the Musik Express poll as the most popular German rock group of the year and the newspaper FAZ assisted singer Inga Rumpf to be "the country's biggest individual talent", but a tour of England with MOTT THE HOOPLE failed to attract popularity in Britain.
Musical differences with keyboarder Kravetz caused him to leave FRUMPY, in spring 1972, to record a solo Lp with Inga Rumpf singing one song. But he returned for the recording sessions of FRUMPY's third LP "By The Way". But FRUMPY disbanded after a farewell concert on June 26, 1972. Inga Rumpf, Jean-Jacques Kravetz and Karl-Heinz Schott formed ATLANTIS. The year 1990 saw a FRUMPY reunio and a new LP "Now!".

1. Life Without Pain
2. Indian Rope Man
3. Morning
4. Duty
5. How the Gipsy Was Born
6. I'm Afraid Big Moon
7. Singing Songs
8. Take Care of Illusion
9. Keep on Going

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