their shorter songs are for the most part superior to their acid inspired epic jams. the lyrics here are kinda letdown as musically, its very strong. amon duul 2 were the opening artist on the bbc kraurock documentary. they were quite the political act with connections to the baeder meinhoff gang - sort of like the beach boys hanging around w/ charles manson. the other amon duul was more in tune with their communal roots where everybody gets to play no matter inept. at least ad2 required some skill. what they did not have in chops they made up in composition, or a better supply of lsd.