1979: Faust: 71 Minutes Of....





Released: 1979
Recorded: Wümme, 1971 - 1973, except Munic A and Munic B, recorded 1975 at Arabella, Munic.
Werner DiermaierDrumsaka. Zappi
Engineer: Kurt Graupner
Hans-Joachim IrmlerOrgan
Producer: Uwe Nettelbeck
Jean-Hervé PéronBass
Rudolf SosnaGuitar and Keyboards
Gunter WüsthoffSynthesiser and Sax


This track listing is taken from the version of 71 Mins in the Wümme Box set

*Munic A **11.55
  (aka Munic / Yesterday, Munic / Yesterday) 
*Don't Take Roots4.51
*Das Meer2.45
  (aka Meer (alternative), Piano Piece) 
*Knochentanz **11.46
  (aka Munic B, Munic Other) 
*Baby **4.19
  (aka Komm Mit) 
*Party 27.04
  (aka J'ai Mal Aux Dents, Schempal Buddah, Schempal, Schempal Buddha) 
*Party 81.21
*Psalter **4.05
  (aka Lauft... Heisst Das es Lauft Oder es Kommt Bald... Lauft, Lauft (Alt), Psalter (slow), 13/8, Psalter (5 May 1994)) 
click to play...Party 5 / 25 Yellow Doors **4.29
  (aka Party 3) 
*Party 6 **0.42
*Giggy Smile **3.23
  (aka Party 1, Giggy Smile (Alt), Picnic On A Frozen River (Deuxieme Tableaux)) 
*Lieber Herr Deutschland **3.23
  (aka Party 4, Lieber Herr Deutschland, Demo) 





aaa baby
are you coming to the cinema with me?
aaa baby
And after that we'll go for a meal
And after that we'll go dancing
And after that we'll go screwing

J'ai Mal Aux Dents

J'ai mal aux dents!
j'ai mal aux pieds aussi!
This is a man hard working song
there is... no old dream
we practiced for years my friend
to get this machine screams
noise follows questions honey
the hero is a business bunny
if it means money
this is time maybe we do it without crime
because you are crying and i don't listen
because you are dying and i just whistle
that thing so anonymously today
and echoes of my laughter burn into your seven hour turn

The problem is not only pain
if time could be part of machine
you could pack it, see it's clean
you could roll the end to start
tomorrow skip my plastic heart
beating for a spacey blues
and you could hear it without shoes

It's been a nice (historic) role
first call the name and then the code
first call the code and then the name
i think it's still a funny game


Here we go sisters, here we go man
your home made connections
i do what i can
your tranquilliser body touch is very nice because
and i don't need you
makes you wait for the master because
i don't need you
and you sit on your chair with your distant care
this mind blowing freak
makes my mind very sick
and the seasons grow without your be active or die blow
say A.M. man, say A.M. woman's role
see the mind control is perfect
and you still have your daddy's smile
fences on the floor are not there
because you can't hide
you get your children, you get your car
what do you think how old you are
what do you think what people need
it's not that plastic, let it bleed
it's not that plastic honey don't
because you understand you won't
see your generation with their
  TV on standby

j'ai mal aux pieds aussi!
Schempal Buddah
ship on a better sea!

Party 5 / 25 Yellow Doors

25 yellow doors and the waltz of the pumkin
25 yellow doors and the waltz of the pumkin
we're coming through!!

Party 4

... workers rise up again!
state power to the proletariat!

The future-assured fully-automatic washing machine
must be opened at the top so that you can remove
the ironing-free washing, dripping wet and smooth
from the rinser.

The future-assured fully-automatic washing machine
has a special wash programme for every fabric;
natuarally, the wool mark programme.

The future-assured fully-automatic washing machine
offers you everything that a future-assured
fully-automatic washing machine can offer you,
for example a light panel so you can follow the
wash programme precisely; for example the fully
automatic wahing powder input, so you don't have to
think any more



Stuart Maconie: Faust Tapes / Faust Party Tapes Review

With the new found interest in 'Krautrock' - sorry, but it was the '70's - it's a propitious time for reissues from the Hamburg collective who gave new meaning to the notion of 'far out'. The Faust Tapes was originally available in an inspired Virgin marketing campaign of the early-'70's for 49 new pence ("bringing the avant garde into your living room" in Julian Cope's words) and then as now, is riveting and extraordinary. A single studio suite where, in disorientating cuts and dissolves, plangent ballads become dub dreamscapes, garage punk evolves into modernjazz and eventually into the unknowable.

Boffins often speculate on the possibility of all the matter in the universe condensing into a hyperdense object the size of a golfball. Imagine this happening to music and you have The Faust Tapes. 71 Minutes Of... (a merger of two long deleted albums) is more placidly organic but just as challenging. A new album is out in the States and a UK performance is promised this year.

Stuart Maconie, "Faust Tapes / Faust Party Tapes Review", Q Magazine 1996


Mark Paytress: 71 Mins / The Faust Tapes

This pair is being repromoted as part of ReR's 'Classic Series' in the wake of renewed interest in Krautrock prompted by bands like Stereolab and Tortoise and, of course, Julian Cope's passionate book on the subject, Krautrocksampler.

Seventy One Minutes... is based around the Munic and Elsewhere / Return of a Legend album of unreleased material, originally reviewed in these pages back in November 1986. "Enjoy some of the most hypnotic spells conjured up since PIL's 'Metal Box', or the best of This Heat, or even the father of them all, Can's 'Mother Sky'," wrote this enthusiastic rookie. There's no reason to argue with that original assessment, merely to add that now that Faust are infinitely more fashionable, some people might actually rush out and buy the record this time.

The Faust Tapes, like Seventy One Minutes..., has already appeared on CD, and is the single album which did most to implant the seeds of an experimental musical future into the minds of a few hundred influential teenagers back in 1973, thanks to Richard Branson's idea of knocking it out at 49p a copy. The Faust Tapes is Lesson One in the art of deconstruction: sonic disobedience has rarely sounded this thrilling.

Mark Paytress, "71 Mins / The Faust Tapes", Record Collector 1996


David Cavanagh: Faust Tapes / 71 Mins

Seventy One Minutes Of... combines Münich and Elsewhere, a posthumous album of bits and pieces, and an unreleased album called Faust Party Three, much of it recorded after Faust's famous collective 'disappearance'. The results are oddball, intimidating and otherworldly sketches that only bolster the legend.

David Cavanagh, "Faust Tapes / 71 Mins", Q Magazine 1993
read the text of the full article here


Jean-Hervé Péron: Faust V

(After the Manor House recordings in 1972)... then chaos: Faust splits: some of us go home (Rudolf and Irmler) some of us continue touring (with Uli Trepte)... after years of wandering, we found ourselves in southern Germany (eating dogfood and drinking schnaps, both of them being cheap down there) and longing to go studio-recording again: that's the Münich story then and also the fifth album. You are right about Münich and Elsewhere... BUT... the stuff released on Münich and Elsewhere is not mixed the way Sosna and (even more so) Irmler would have mixed it. So I remember some talking (Irmler) of re-mixing the Münich tapes under the name of and, imvco (in my very confused opinion) the two tracks on 71 Minutes have been remixed by Irmler.

OK, your next question will be: Which two tracks? 1 and 4! Knochentanz, aka 'Devoted Bone Dance', and Münich / Yesterday aka 'Willie the Pimp'. So is (was) an 'ideal projection', a 'virtual entity'. I have not seen it, smelled it, did not chew it, did not feel it and did not hear it (not with my ears anyway) so it does not exist, does it ?


OK, now that you ask, I realize it's my personal interpretation of what Rudolf is 'mumbling'. I never questioned the rightness of my guessing up to now. So I put the headphones and must achknowledge: I may be right BUT I may be wrong... now i hear something like "it's out of the point" and later "it's really the point" so that would be phonetically close to "willie the pimp", but YOU are right in seeing a connection to Hot Rats, and Rudolf and me ... I liked this album very very much , never heard it again since back then... maybe something like self-suggestion...


I know for sure that Virgin refused flatly to release the Münich tapes we sent them.... they would not talk to us any more...and refused of course to pay the studio and hotel bill.

Jean-Hervé Péron, "Faust V", The Faust list 2004
ref: Faust Mailing List