Welcome to ISC HiFi. Explore new records daily from our growing collection of classics and rarities from around the world. Discover the stories behind the records. Experience the ISC listening space from home through our (( ROOM RECORDING )) audio player below.

“To hear more, say less.”

Our website uses cookies
Read our privacy policy.

I Agree

Beat Club: German TV Gets Trippy in the Early Seventies

Share:

Beat Club was a German television show that featured performances from some of the biggest names in rock and roll between 1965 and 1972. In the sixties, the show aired black-and-white performances, mostly lip synced, in front of a brick wall. But in the early ‘70s, as some of the featured groups became more musically progressive, the producers moved to color and projected psychedelic video effects behind the bands to complement their otherworldly sounds. Here are some of our personal favorite appearances from this transformative time all newly re-uploaded on the official Beat Club YouTube channel.

Can – Paperhouse (1971)

An absolute classic performance from German Krautrock heroes Can -Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, and Damo Suzuki.

Popul Vuh- Bettina (1971)

This improvisation doesn’t appear on any albums, but could be a sped up version of “Kha-White Structures 1” an unreleased track that later appeared on a later rerelease of the mystical In den Gärten Pharoas.

T Rex – “Jewel” (1971)

An extended version of this cut from the often overlooked self titled LP.

Edgar Broughton Band – “Love in the Rain” (1970)

Knuckle dragging fuzz that makes the album version sound puny in comparison.

Soft Machine – Virtually, Pt. 1-3 (1971)

An extended jam from Robert Wyatt’s final year in the band.

Amon Düül II – “Between The Eyes” (1970)

“Between the Eyes” is the B-side to the “Rattlesnakeplumcake” single.

Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath” (1970)

One of their earliest television appearances. Recorded just three months after the release of their first album.

Sort By
Aboriginal
Abstract
Acid Archives
Acid Folk
Acoustic
Adrian Sherwood
African
Afro
Afrobeat
Ambient
AOR
Archival
Art Rock
Avant-Garde
Avant-pop
Avant-Rock
Balearic
Baroque Pop
Berlin-school
Big Band
Black Jazz
Blues
Boogie
Bossa
Bossa Nova
Brazilian Folk
Breakbeat
Brian Eno
Cabaret
CAN
Cape Verde
Caribbean
CD
Chanson
Chicago
Choral
Classical
Compilation
Conny Plank
Contemporary Jazz
Cosmic
Cosmic Folk
Country-Rock
Cult Classic
Dance
Deep Dive
Deep Listening
Detroit
Devotional
Disco
DIY / Amateur
Documentary
Downtempo
Drum n Bass
Drums
Dub
Dubwise
Early Electronic
ECM
Electric Lady
Electro
Electronic
Elegant Pop
Enossified
Esoteric
Essential Listening
Essential Listenning
Ethereal
Ethiopian Jazz
Ethnic
Exotica
Experimental
Field recording
Fingertracks
Floating
Folk
Folk-Rock
Fourth World
Free Jazz
Funk
Fusion
Garage Rock
Gospel
Guitar
Hard Bop
Heavy Metal
hi-fi
Highlife
history
Holy Grail
Home Listening
House
Hypnotic
IDM
Indie
Instrumental
ISC Classic
isc guide
Isolation
Italy
Jamaica
Jazz
Jazz-funk
Jazz-rock
Kankyo Ongaku
Krautrock
Laswell
Latin
Leftfield
Library
Live Recording
Los Angeles
lost and sound
Lounge
Lovers Rock
Meditative
Melancholic
Mellow
Minimal
Minneapolis Sound
Mizell Brothers
Modern Classical
Mono
MPB
Narrative
New Age
New Wave
Noise
Northern Soul
Now Sound
Nubian Pop
Nubian Soul
Obscure
Obscure Sound
Organic
Outsider Pop
Pastoral
Percussion
Piano
Plants
playlist
Political
Pop
Post Bop
Post Rock
Post-Punk
Power Pop
Private Press
Progressive
Progressive Rock
Psychedelic
Punk
Qobuz
R&B
Rare Groove
rca victor
Reissue
Remix
Rock
Roots Reggae
Samples
Soft Rock
Songwriting
Soul
Soul-jazz
Sound Collage
Soundtrack
speakers
Spiritual
Spiritual Jazz
Spoken Word
stores we love
Streaming
Street Soul
Synth
Synth-pop
Synthesizer
Synthwave
Tapes
Third Stream
Traditional
Trip-hop
Tropical
Tropicalia
vinyl
Vocal
Vocoder
Water
West Africa
West African
World
YouTube
Zamrock
ISCHiFi ((ROOM RECORDING))
0:00 / 0:00
0:00
0:00