Rare footage of Krautrock group "Faust" from 1971


Richard Metzger is Boing Boing's current guest blogger.

"There is no group more mythical than Faust." –Julian Cope.

Along with Can and Kraftwerk, art rock terrorists Faust are the prime exemplars of German rock music or "Krautrock." Until recently I'd never seen any film footage of them playing live in their early 70s prime, but someone kind uploaded this amazing clip to YouTube.

If you've not heard Faust's music before, I recommend visiting their MySpace page and starting off with "It's A Rainy Day (Sunshine Girl)" and playing it f**ing LOUD.

Faust on Myspace,

Julian Cope on Faust IV,

Official Faust site,

Faust perform "Krautrock" in London during 2008 reunion tour