Guru Guru Känguru 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

 This album "Guru Guru – Känguru" is the third album released by the Germany Krautrock band: Guru Guru and was recorded in 1972

This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


GURU GURU - Känguru 12" LP ALBUM VINYL  front cover


Album Description & Collectors information:


Music Genre:


Album Production Information:


The album: "Guru Guru – Känguru" was produced by: Conny Plank and Guru Guru

Conny Plank (Birth-name: Konrad Plank )

Conny Plank was a visionary and influential music producer, sound engineer, and musician. Born as Konrad Plank on 3 May 1940, in Hütschenhausen, Germany, he would go on to revolutionize the world of music production and leave an indelible mark on the industry. Throughout his career, Plank became synonymous with innovation and experimentation, pushing boundaries and shaping the sound of countless artists across various genres.

Plank's passion for music began at an early age. He grew up in a musical household, with his father being an accomplished pianist. Inspired by his father's talent and love for music, Plank developed a deep appreciation for sound and its creative possibilities. In his teenage years, he became interested in electronics and began experimenting with audio equipment, building his own amplifiers and speakers.

In the late 1960s, Plank established his own studio, the legendary Conny's Studio, located in the remote countryside near Cologne, Germany. The studio quickly gained a reputation as a hub for avant-garde and experimental music. Plank's approach to production was marked by a unique blend of technical expertise and artistic intuition. He embraced new technologies and techniques, constantly pushing the boundaries of what was considered possible in the studio.

Plank's breakthrough moment came in the early 1970s when he collaborated with the influential German rock band Kraftwerk. He produced their landmark albums "Autobahn", "Radio-Activity", and "Trans-Europe Express", which showcased his ability to merge electronic sounds with traditional rock instrumentation. Plank's meticulous attention to detail and his talent for sculpting sound helped create the distinct and futuristic sound that would define Kraftwerk's music.

Following his success with Kraftwerk, Plank's reputation grew, and he became sought after by artists from around the world. He worked with a diverse range of musicians, including Brian Eno, Neu!, Can, Cluster, Devo, and many others. Plank's production style emphasized collaboration and experimentation. He believed in creating a comfortable and inspiring environment for artists, encouraging them to explore new ideas and sounds.

One of Plank's notable collaborations was with British musician Brian Eno, with whom he worked on several influential albums, including "Before and After Science" and "Cluster & Eno". Their partnership resulted in groundbreaking sonic landscapes that combined ambient textures with pop sensibilities, setting the stage for the development of ambient music.

Tragically, Conny Plank's career was cut short by his untimely death on 18 December 1987, at the age of 47. Despite his relatively short career, Plank's impact on the music industry was immeasurable. His innovative production techniques and sonic experiments laid the foundation for many subsequent musical movements, from electronic music to post-punk and beyond.

Conny Plank's legacy continues to inspire musicians and producers to this day. His willingness to challenge the status quo, his openness to new ideas, and his unwavering commitment to sonic exploration remain a testament to his enduring influence. Plank's contributions to music production and his ability to shape the sound of an era make him an irreplaceable figure in the history of popular

This album was recorded at: Windrose-Dumont-Time Studios, Mixed at Star-Musik-Produktion Hamburg

Album cover design: Heinz Dofflein and Guru Guru

Album cover photography: Tad Ludicke, Heidelberg

Record Label Information:

Brain 0060.400 LC 3230

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1972 Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: Guru Guru – Känguru
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bass, Vocals – Uli Trepte
  • Cover – Guru Guru, Heinz Dofflein
  • Drums, Vocals – Mani Neumeier
  • Engineer – Conny Plank
  • Guitar, Vocals – Ax Genrich
Complete Track-listing of the album "Guru Guru – Känguru"

The detailed tracklist of this record "Guru Guru – Känguru" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Oxymoron
  2. Immer Lustig
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Baby Cake Walk
  2. Ooga Booga


Front Cover Photo Of GURU GURU - Känguru 12" LP ALBUM VINYL


GURU GURU - Känguru 12" LP ALBUM VINYL  front cover

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Photo Of The Back Cover GURU GURU - Känguru 12" LP ALBUM VINYL


GURU GURU - Känguru 12" LP ALBUM VINYL  back cover

Close up of Side One record's label GURU GURU - Känguru 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

"Känguru" Black Colour Brain / Mettronome Record Label Details: Brain 0060.400 LC 3230 ℗ 1972 Metronome Musik GMBH Sound Copyright

"Känguru" Black Colour Brain / Mettronome Record Label Details: Brain 0060.400 LC 3230 ℗ 1972 Metronome Musik GMBH Sound Copyright