is the name Uli chose for his first band after leaving the Scorpions.
Within that framework he recorded three outstanding, in many ways groundbreaking albums, all of which had a sizeable impact on younger generations of musicians.
|Albums to date:
||EARTHQUAKE (recorded 1978 - released 1979)|
FIRE WIND (recorded 1980 - released 1981)
BEYOND THE ASTRAL SKIES (recorded 1984 - released 1985)
HISTORIC PERFORMANCES VOL I & II:
THE ELECTRIC SUN YEARS (rec: 1979-1983 - released 2001)
Uli’s favourite tracks:
Burning Wheels Turning
Enola Gay - Hiroshima Today?
I’ll Be There
I’m A River
The Night The Master Comes
Eleison - Son Of Sky
Originally consisting of only three members, the format eventually
expanded to have up to nine players on stage.
Electric Sun was a band unlike any other, either back then or now.
There was a distinct Hendrix flair about the music, but this was mixed with an increasingly strong classical feel - which at times resembled
‘Hendrix goes Beethoven’ as one commentator put it.
Electric Sun very soon developed a strong cult following in Europe, America and Japan. Each album became a new adventure and was different from the preceding ones. Uli’s guitar innovations on all three albums were hugely influential with younger talents.
The first line-up was:
Uli Jon Roth - guitar, vocals
Ule Ritgen - bass
Clive Edwards - drums
While Ule stayed on until 1985, the drummer changed twice;
Clive Edwards played on “Earthquake”
Sidhatta Gautama played on “Fire Wind”
Clive Bunker played on “Beyond the Astral Skies” (and took over in 1983)
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