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Eloy - Best ever German Band

Updated on July 6, 2015


It's a shame when old bands disappear.

But for some, they will live for evermore.

One thing I do know, I did not see or go to Woodstock in 1969.

If I had a time machine, I'd go back and be a happy hippy.

Eloy would have done well then and there, but they never made big in USA.

But they would need a time machine as well, they started up in the mid 70's

As it turned out, in 1969 I was in a four wheel drive Monster truck, crossing the Australian outback and heading for Germany.

It was while I was living in Germany I found out about this band. Eloy.

I went to as many of their concerts as I afford as a student, and followed their progress for a couple of years.

So here is my lens about one of my favorite German Bands.


Eloy OCEAN 2
Eloy OCEAN 2

About Eloy

Although I claim Eloy to be the BEST EVER GERMAN ROCK BAND, I'm sure many will disagree.

But those of us that have seen them perform live on stage, will agree with me, they were very good.

The bands name " Eloy " is from the book The Time Machine by H.G Wells, and refers to the race of people living in the future.

ELOY was formed in 1969 in Germany by Frank Bornemann.

Frank learned to play with four fingers, most modern guitarists only play with three. He learn t guitar playing jazz and music by the another one my favorite bands, the Shadows.

Although they might have been inspired by the works of THE BEATLES,

they soon became a band heavily involved in the progressive rock scene.

If you like Pink Floyd, you should like Eloy.

They started off as a hard rock band with a political bent, but drifted into a spacier LSD type rock sound.

The band members changed a lot in the first year, and a major split in the 1980s, which resulted in a move more towards mainstream music and mainly based on Frank's guitar solos, their music evolved to include more synthesizers and choirs.

I think their best period is the mid to late-70's with the "spaced out" space-rock of "Inside" and "Floating" .

But "Dawn" is one of the better of the symphonic-era ELOY albums, perhaps even the best. "Ocean" is a concept album about Atlantis, and one of the pillar albums of the German symphonic scene, and certainly worth checking out. "Ocean 2" was released in 1998, and was their last album.

And sadly the end of a great band. It's a pity they never broke into the U.S.A market, perhaps they would have made more albums, and been around today.

ELOY >> Best EVER Rock Band

Poseidon's Creation Lyrics

Because Google filters don't like copied material, I can only put in links to the Lyrics

The Lyrics are worth a look if your interested in the music, but not essential.

Eloy You Tube Video's

Eloy. The Sun Song ( Live 1977 )

Eloy - The Sun Song Lyrics

Because Google filters don't like copied material, I can only put in links to the Lyrics.

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Studio Albums

From the begining to END

Studio albums

Eloy was released in 1971

Inside was released in 1973

Floating was released in 1974

Power and Passion was released in 1975

Dawn was released in 1976

Ocean was released in 1977

Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes was released in 1979

Colours was released in 1980

Planets was released in 1981

Time to Turn was released in 1982

Performance was released in 1983

Metromania was released in 1984

Ra was released in 1988

Destination was released in 1992

The Tides Return Forever was released in 1994

Ocean 2 : The Answer Their last album was released in 1998

Eloy - Poseidon's Creation - 11 - Eloy

About My Self Published Paperback - My Book & DVD " Road Trip Australia to Germany "

My book is about a epic journey that began in Melbourne.

Traveling 4000 km's on dirt roads and tracks to the the RED CENTER ( Ayers Rock )

and on to Perth.

Then by freighter too Ceylon and India via Indonesia and Singapore, and on to India.

Then we traveled again by road through places such as Pakistan,

Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and Austria all the way to Germany and Holland.

My English version is on Amazon, and I'm working on a German one

Check out my Hub 'From Australia to Germany"

Now that I am older, this is what I watch & Listen too

ROCK ME, leave me a cord or two please

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Never heard of the band, but I like it. I use to listen to Pink Floyd. I think the guitar video is great.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @TJHousel: Hi tjhousel, I'm glad you liked Eloy. I was a real fan back in the days, and went to as many live concerts as I could. Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment.

      Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Tawnya 3 years ago from NE Ohio

      I had never heard of this band before, I love it!

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @Richard-H: Hope you enjoyed listening to some, or all of it.

      Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Richard 3 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Not a band I was aware of. Thanks for the intro!

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @TreasuresBrenda: WOW. Someone remembers the 70's. hehehhehe. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the introduction to Eloy.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @smine27: Good morning smine27. The band is not well known outside of Europe. Its a pity, they were good. Its funny how our tastes change as we get older. Confession, although I love the band, I don't listen to any of their music anymore. Maybe once a year. Thank your for stopping by and leaving a comment. Cheers again from DOWNUNDER

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Never heard of them but I do like the sound of this band.

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      Aladdins Cave 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      @opatoday: Thank You. What about the music ? Enjoyed ? or not so much.

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      opatoday 4 years ago

      I liked the video