Amon Düül II

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Amon Düül II - Vive la Trance: Pressed Double Album (on 180g vinyl)
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Amon Düül II - Vive la Trance: Pressed Double Album (on 180g vinyl) Amon Düül II is a German rock...
Amon Düül II - Lemmingmania: Pressed Double Album (on 180g Vinyl)
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Amon Düül II - Lemmingmania: Pressed Double Album (on 180g Vinyl) Amon Düül II is a German rock band. The...
Amon Düül II - Tanz Der Lemminge: Pressed Double Album (on 180g vinyl)
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Amon Düül II - Tanz Der Lemminge: Double Album on 180g Vinyl Amon Düül II is a German rock band,...
Amon Düül II - Carnival in Babylon: Gatefold Double Album (on 180g vinyl)
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Amon Düül II - Carnival in Babylon: Gatefold Double Album (on 180g vinyl) Amon Düül II is a German rock...
Amon Düül II - Wolf City: The Classic Album (Gatefold Pressed on 180g Vinyl)
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Amon Düül II - Wolf City: The Classic Album (gatefold pressed on 180g vinyl) Amon Düül II is a German...

Amon Düül II  is a German rock band. The group is generally considered to be one of the pioneers of the West German krautrock scene. Their 1970 album Yeti was described by British magazine The Wireas "one of the cornerstones of the entire Krautrock movement."

Their first album Phallus Dei ('God's Phallus'), released in 1969, consisted of pieces drawn from the group's live set at the time. By this time the line-up was built around a core of Karrer (mainly violin and guitar), Weinzierl (guitar, bass, piano), Rogner on keyboards, bass player Dave Anderson, and two drummers (Peter Leopold (b. 15 August 1945) who had joined the group from Berlin, and Dieter Serfas). Renate Knaup at this point was only contributing minimal vocals but was very much part of the group. According to Weinzierl by this time "The band played almost every day. We played universities, academies, underground clubs, and every hall with a power socket and an audience". Releasing an album brought the group greater prominence and they began to tour more widely in Germany and abroad, playing alongside groups such as Tangerine Dream, and in Germany staying in other communes including the pioneering Kommune 1 in Berlin.

Their second album Yeti (1970) saw them introducing arranged compositions along with the bluesy violin and guitar jams such as the long improvised title track. The next album Tanz der Lemminge (1971) was based on four extended progressive rock suites. By this time bassist Anderson had returned to England and joined Hawkwind, to be replaced by Lothar Meid (born 28 August 1942), and the group was augmented by synthman Karl-Heinz Hausmann (Karrer had formed a short-lived group in 1966 - supposedly named 'Amon Düül O' - with future Embryo founders Lothar Meid and drummer Christian Burchard).

In 1975 they signed with Atlantic Records in the US, and United Artists Records Germany and initially disbanded in 1981.