Karthago

Members of Karthago: Chico De Los Reyes, Gerald Luciano Hartwig, Glenn Cornick, Ingo Bischof, Joey Albrecht, Konstantin Bommarius, Tommy Goldschmidt, Wolfgang Brock
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.karthagoweb.de/

Discography of Karthago:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Karthago 9 Audio 1996 Germanofon
2 Johnny B. Goode / Going Down 2 Audio 1974 BASF
3 Love Is A Cake 11 Audio 1978 Crystal (5)
4 Rock 'N' Roll Testament 10 Audio 1974 Bacillus Records
5 Karthago 9 Audio 1971 BASF
6 Karthago 9 Audio 1979 Brain
7 Second Step 8 Audio 1979 Brain
8 Live At The Roxy 11 Audio 1976 Bacillus Records
9 I Don't Live Tomorrow 4 Audio 1971 BASF
10 Best Of 15 Audio 1978 Bellaphon
11 Hard-Lovin' Woman 2 Audio 1974
12 Rock 'N' Roll Testament 10 Audio 1975 Sabado Som
13 Live At The Roxy 11 Audio 2011 MiG
14 Second Step 11 Audio 2011-12-09 MIG
15 Love Is A Cake 11 Audio 2012-01-13 MIG
16 Rock 'N' Roll Testament 10 Audio 1975
17 Karthago 9 Audio 2012 MIG
18 Second Step 8 Audio 1974 BASF
19 Karthago 9 Audio 1997 Repertoire Records
20 Second Step 8 Audio Germanofon
21 Live At The Roxy 8 Audio 1992 Bellaphon Records
22 Rock 'N' Roll Testament 10 Audio 2012 Long Hair
23 Second Step 8 Audio 1973 BASF Brasileira
24 Rock'n Roll Testament 10 Audio 1991
25 I Don't Live Tomorrow 2 Audio 1972 BASF
26 Live At The Roxy 11 Audio 1976
27 Second Step 10 Audio 1998 Repertoire Records
28 Rock'n Roll Testament 10 Audio 1999 ООО "Канкард"
29 Live 7 Audio 1976
30 Second Step 8 Audio 1974 Basf
31 Rock N Roll Testament 10 Audio 2011-03-25 MIG
32 Karthago 9 Audio 1972 BASF
33 Rock 'N' Roll Testament 10 Audio 1975 Bacillus records
34 Woman 2 Audio 1978
35 Live 7 Audio
36 Karthago 9 Audio 1971 BASF


Karthago were founded in Berlin by Joey Albrecht (guitar, vocals) and Gerald Luciano Hartwig (bass). In 1970, they engaged the Bolivian percussionist Thomas Goldschmitt (mainly hand percussion) and got a recording contract with BASF. Two additional members were added to their line-up: Ingo Bischof (keyboards) and Wolfgang Brock (drums). "Karthago" was recorded in October 1971 graced with excellent heavy guitar work and the funky, gutsy vocals of J. Albrecht, recalling the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the heavy progressive funk band Funkadelic.

More Santana-esque instrumental work was present on "Second Step", recorded in May 1973. W. Brock had left for The Rattles in February 1973 and was replaced by Norbert 'Panzer' Lehmann on this album. Then Lehmann departed to the heavy progressive band "Epitaph", and he was replaced by Konstantin Bommarius (ex-2066 & Then, Abacus). Hartwig also left in the Summer of 1974. His replacement was something of a sensation at the time - Glenn Cornick (ex-Jethro Tull). They signed with Bacillus label and relocated to Oxford, England, in November 1974, where they recorded "Rock'n'Roll Testament".It marked a change of style towards a smooth, well-produced rock with some minor symphonic touches.

In January 1976 they recorded the double album "Live At The Roxy". As Glenn Cornick had quit the group, Gerald Hartwig was now back again. Albrecht, Bischof and Goldschmitt were also helped by Reinhard Bopp (guitar, vocals, ex-Hardcake Special) and Ringo Funk (drums, ex-Atlantis, ex-Jeronimo). This record literally became the 'Karthago testament', as the group disbanded in the Spring of 1976.

However, Albrecht later assembled Ringo Funk and Chico de los Reyes (piano, vocals) in the studio in the Summer of 1977 for the forgettable "Love Is A Cake" - a commercial disco, pop-rock disaster!


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