The German progressive rock band Prof. Wolfff lived a short and intensive life in the early 70s, as a part of the krautrock adventure - with gigs all over Germany and a TV performance at the ‘Talentschuppen’ (ARD - first German channel). The band unexpectedly split in march 1972, shortly after producing their first album ‘Prof. Wolfff’, which was released in 1972 by Metronome.
Along with Ton Steine Scherben, an important politically engaged rockband from Berlin and Ihre Kinder, Prof. Wolfff was one of the first progressive rock bands in Germany exclusively singing rock songs with German lyrics, even before Udo Lindenberg released his first ‘German’ album. As a result, other musicians were inspired to compose rock songs using German language.
Mixing pop, blues, jazz and classical with German political lyrics (krautrock style), Prof. Wolfff’s self-titled album was produced by Ihre Kinder manager Jonas Porst. Prof. Wolfff’s album contains five tracks, ‘Hetzjagd’, ‘Hans Im Gluck’, ‘Missverstandnis’, ‘Das Zimmer’, the album closes with ‘Weh Uns’. As a bonus, the Second Battle CD reissue from 1998 contains the shortened radio mix of ‘Hetzjagd’.
released March 5, 1972
Klaus-Peter Schweizer/lead vocals, guitar, e-piano
Romi Schickle/hammond, e-piano, vocals
Friedrich Glorian-Herrmann/lead-guitar, vocals
Mondo Zech/bass, vocals
Michael Sametinger/drums, percussion
produced by Jonas Porst, Oct 1971
at Jankowsky Studio, Stuttgart.Germany
recorded by Klaus Reiser
Cover design & layout by Günter Blum
Original release 1972 by Metronome GmbH
Digi Pack CD re-issue 1998 Second Battle, Berlin.Germany
Original 1971 vinyl re-issue LP 2011 Second Battle, Berlin.Germany