Released in 1977, "No More Love" by German Prog/Krautrock band Wallenstein is a captivating 12" Vinyl LP Album. Within the musical landscape of its time, this masterpiece showcased the band's innovative prowess. With a blend of progressive and krautrock elements, Wallenstein's sonic journey in "No More Love" contributes significantly to the rich musical tapestry of the era, leaving a lasting imprint on enthusiasts of experimental rock.



"No More Love". Album Description:

In 1977, amidst the ever-evolving landscape of progressive rock, German band Wallenstein released their groundbreaking album "No More Love". The album marked a point of both stylistic expansion and underlying tension for the band, showcasing a bold musical vision while hinting at the artistic differences that would eventually lead to their split.

Musical Tapestry: From Krautrock Roots to Symphonic Ambition

Wallenstein's musical journey started firmly within the realm of Krautrock, that unique blend of experimentalism and psychedelic textures that defined much of the German music scene in the early 70s. However, "No More Love" demonstrates a clear ambition to transcend those roots. Tracks like the epic title piece, "No More Love," weave complex instrumental passages, lush keyboard arrangements, and hard-hitting rock riffs—a sonic evolution pushing towards the symphonic prog ambitions of British giants like Yes or Genesis.

Yet, "No More Love" never fully abandons its Krautrock origins. Songs like "Backstreet Dreamer" and "I Can't Lose" retain an improvisational edge and a driving rhythmic intensity characteristic of the genre, ensuring the album maintains a sense of unpredictable energy.

A Collaborative Effort Tainted by Tension

The production helm for "No More Love" was held by the renowned Dieter Dierks. Dierks, best known for his work with the Scorpions, brought a polished sheen to Wallenstein's sound, refining their raw energy into a more radio-friendly package. This production shift, however, is said to have amplified existing tensions within the band.

While a skilled musician, frontman and keyboardist Jürgen Dollase has been sometimes characterized as a domineering figure. This dynamic is thought to have contributed to a feeling that Wallenstein's other talented members were creatively restricted. The expansive arrangements of "No More Love" mask the internal friction that would lead to a lineup reshuffling shortly after its release.

Controversy: The Nude Album Cover

"No More Love" wouldn't be a true product of the 1970s without a touch of controversy. The album's original cover prominently depicted a female nude, a bold choice even for the era's standards. While likely intended as a statement about freedom and naturalism, the artwork attracted its fair share of critics and was replaced in some markets.

Music Genre:

  Hard Rock, Kraut Rock

Album Production: 

Produced by Dieter Dierks

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Record Label & Catalognr:

RCA Victor PL 30 010

Vinyl Format:

  12" Vinyl LP Record 
Year and Country:   1977 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: WALLENSTEIN NO MORE LOVE NUDITY

    Side One:
  1. Seventy-seven
  2. Backstreet Dreamer
  3. I Can't Loose
    Side Two:
  1. No More Love
  2. Jo Jo
  3. On an Eagles Wing