Happy birthday to singer Sheena Easton (1959)!
“Neu ‘75” doesn’t seem to deviate from the ‘usual’ Neu formula. It sounds like Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger were only on their way to being bored with the band. I never read why they called it a day after this LP. Maybe Dinger got pissed at Rother because of Harmonia?
There is plenty of “motorik” bear here; the 45 here is “Isi” b/w After Eight”, but a lot of the rest of the album merely sounds like they were heading towards an even more ‘minimal’ sound.
Yet this LP doesn’t particularly sound like Rother’s debut solo LP, ‘Flammende Herzen”.
So, there is plenty here for the individual interested in German ‘musik’.
All 3 Neu albums came out in the UK; my copy of “Neu ‘75” is from Japan (with a gorgeous yellow label) – Capitol released the LP in the U.S. (for some reason). It’s not like people were crying out to hear it.
And, of course, they never played here, that I am aware of. I would’ve been all over that! And I would’ve been almost old enough!
There will be those who will say “Hero” and “After Eight” influenced UK punk rock, but I really doubt it. Punks (in England anyway) come from “pub rock”, not “Prog rock”, which I believe “Neu ‘75” to be.