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Achtung Rakete - 2005 Demosdotdotdotdot
artworkThese five demos from 2005 display the early thinking of the band, which was already steeped in well developed arrangements. Very cool material.
Picks: Greetings From Kanee-Ohee, Ojo Misiles, Rondo Venezuela

Track by Track Review

El Chulo
Surf (Instrumental)

This earlier version of "El Chulo" has a grittier sound and feel, with no less attractiveness. Its fine melody line and layered guitars ride upon strong rhythms. Infectious and fun.

Greetings From Kanee-Ohee dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Greetings From Kanee-Ohee" became "Greetings From Kane De." This is dryer and more rockabilly like. The lead-rhythm interplay, tuff drums, and walking surf bass are here. Very interesting to hear its evolution.

Ojo Misiles dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This 2005 demo is texturally different from both released versions, being drier and more raw. It's still a great track, just less evolved.

Rondo Venezuela dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This demo is almost as superb as the released version, though it's not as well developed and is fairly dry. The "Sing, Sing, Sing" rhythm charms.

Spaziergang mit Hund dotdotdot
Rockabilly (Instrumental)

"Spaziergang mit Hund" is a more rockabilly-like track with a big grin. Some double picked lines, and a somewhat intentional sound. Strictly for fun, with less chemistry than later tracks.