I really shouldn't waste my time writing this up, since I suspect that no one will actually go to these shows. However, discovering that they were playing these few live dates has caused me to pull out their classic "71 minutes of Faust" recorded from 1971-1975, but mostly in one session some time over that period when they went into the studio supposedly to celebrate getting signed to a major label. However, I suspect (largely because to the best of my knowledge they were never actually signed to a major label) they were really just looking for an excuse to take massive quantities of drugs. I may be jumping to conclusions, but when they start singing about "The 23 yellow doors in the walls of the pumpkin...They're coming through!", I begin to wonder. As long as I'm taking the time, I guess I should add that they had an influence upon Brian Eno, who in turn heavily influenced U2 when he produced 'Achtung Baby', and you can hear bits of Faustian moments dispersed around the album. Not the pumpkin parts, though.
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