Yeti (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1970
GenreKrautrock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, avant-garde
ProducerOlaf Kübler, Amon Düül II
Amon Düül II chronology
Phallus Dei
Tanz der Lemminge

Yeti is the second studio album by German rock band Amon Düül II, first released in April 1970[1] on Liberty (Germany: LBS 83359/60 X; United Kingdom: LSP 101) as a double LP. The album was produced by Olaf Kübler and Amon Düül II, and engineered by Willy Schmidt, "with a little help of Siegfried E. Loch". Including both short songs and longer, improvisational tracks, British avant-garde music magazine The Wire describes Yeti as "one of the cornerstones of both Amon Düül's career and the entire Krautrock movement."[2]

Cover art[]

The cover was designed by the band's organist, Falk Rogner, and features a collage depicting the Grim Reaper (German: Der Sensenmann), made from a photograph of Wolfgang Krischke. Krischke, who had worked with the band as a sound man, had died of hypothermia while under the effects of LSD. Rogner said: "When he died I thought that the photo would be a perfect tribute to his memory. He never managed to find his way into Amon Düül properly when he was alive, so maybe his image as "Der Sensenmann" will work as a strange cover image and he could be remembered as a magical person."[3][4]

Part of the cover has been used on the cover of Julian Cope's book Krautrocksampler which provides a personal account of the underground music scene in Germany from 1968 through the 1970s.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[5]

In 2015 Yeti was chosen by Rolling Stone as the 41st greatest progressive rock album of all time. Dan Epstein described it as “one of the finest records of the entire original psychedelic era.”[6]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Amon Düül II, unless noted[7].

Side A
1."Soap Shop Rock"
  • "Burning Sister"
  • "Halluzination Guillotine"
  • "Gulp a Sonata"
  • "Flesh-Coloured Anti-Aircraft Alarm""
  • 3:41
  • 3:05
  • 0:45
  • 5:53
  • 2."She Came Through the Chimney"2:57
    Side B
    3."Archangels Thunderbird"Amon Düül II, Siegfried Loch3:33
    4."Cerberus" 4:21
    5."The Return of Rübezahl" 1:41
    6."Eye-Shaking King" 5:40
    7."Pale Gallery" 2:16
    Side C
    8."Yeti (Improvisation)"18:12
    Side D
    9."Yeti Talks to Yogi (Improvisation)"6:18
    10."Sandoz in the Rain (Improvisation)"9:00

    The 2001 CD reissue on Repertoire Records includes all the above on a single CD, together with two bonus tracks which were originally the A and B-sides of a 1970 single:

    Bonus Tracks
    11."Rattlesnakeplumcake"John Weinzierl, Falk Rogner3:18
    12."Between the Eyes"Chris Karrer, Weinzierl, Rogner, Lothar Meid2:27


    • Peter Leopold – drums
    • Christian "Shrat" Thierfeld – bongos, vocals
    • Renate Knaup – vocals, tambourine
    • John Weinzierl – guitar, 12 string guitar, vocals
    • Chris Karrer – violin, guitar, 12 string guitar, vocals
    • Falk Rogner – organ
    • Dave Anderson – bass

    Guests on "Sandoz in the Rain":


    1. ^ Schober, Ingeborg Tanz der Lemminge. Pg. 105, Rowohlt, Hamburg, 1979, ISBN 3-499-17260-7.
    2. ^ Pouncey, Edwin (February 1996) "Communing With Chaos" The Wire 144
    3. ^ Pouncey 1996
    4. ^ Gross, Jason (August 2008) "Amon Düül II: John Weinzierl interview" Perfect Sound Forever Retrieved 2010-10-23
    5. ^ Yeti at AllMusic
    6. ^ "50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
    7. ^
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