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Ash Ra Tempel - Seven Up

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Seven Up is the third studio album by German krautrock band Ash Ra Tempel and their only album recorded in collaboration with American psychologist/drug advocate Timothy Leary. It was first released in 1973.

Seven Up was mainly recorded at the Sinus Studio in Bern, Switzerland in August 1972. Some tracks, like the vocals on "Downtown" by Portia Nkomo and Michael Duwe, were recorded later at Studio Dieter Dierks near Cologne, Germany.

Timothy Leary was living in exile in Switzerland at the time, having escaped from prison in San Luis Obispo, California in September 1970. The name "Seven Up" was thought up by lyricist Brian Barritt, after the group were given a bottle of the lemonade drink 7 Up that had been spiked with LSD.

Track Listings:
    1.Space 16:03

    I. Downtown
    II. Power Drive
    III. Right Hand Lover
    IV. Velvet Genes

    2.Time 21:15

    I. Timeship
    II. Neuron
    III. SHe (Live from The Bern Festival)
Total Time: 37:18
Artist Name(s):
Hartmut "Hawk" Enke - bass, guitar, synth/electronics
Manuel Göttsching - guitar, synth/electronics
Timothy Leary - voice, "direction", lyrics
Michael Duwe - voice, flute

Additional Personnel:

Brian Barritt - voice, lyrics, arrangements
Liz Elliott - voice
Bettina Hohls - voice
Portia Nkomo - voice
Steve A. - organ, synth/electronics
Dieter Burmeister - drums
Tommie Engel - drums
Dieter Dierks - synthesizer, radio downtown,[2] recording
Klaus D. Müller - performer (no role specified)
Peter Geitner - design (cover)
Walter Wegmüller - painting (cover paintings)
Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, Gille Lettmann
Release Year: 1973
Experimental, Space Rock
Album Type:
Live, Studio
Cassette, Compact Disc, Digital / Download, LP 33 1/3
Cover & Packge Design:
Peter Geitner, Walter Wegmüller
Studio Name:
Sinus Studio
Engineer(s): Kurt Zimmermann
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
OHR, Spalanx
Catalog Number(s):
KK 58.001, KK 58001,4249
Bern, Switzerland
Editions / Reissues
  1. Ohr KK 58.001, KK 58001 Germany 1973
  2. Die Kosmischen Kuriere KK 58.001 Germany 1973
  3. Spalax Music 14249 France Unknown
  4. Spalax Music 14249 France Unknown
  5. PDU PMA 597 Italy 1974
Synthesizers Used
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