|Ash Ra Tempel: Ash Ra Tempel||
|Recorded:||March 1971, Studio der Star-Musikproduktion, Hamburg.|
|First Release:||June 1971, on Ohr.|
|Performed by:||Manuel Göttsching, Hartmut Enke, Klaus Schulze.|
|On 24 august 1970 Klaus Schulze met Manuel Göttsching and Hartmut Enke in their rehearsal studio in the Pfalzburgerstraße. He had just left Tangerine Dream and was very impressed by the equipment Hartmut Enke just bought second-hand from Pink Floyd in London for his and Manuel's band Steeple Chase Blues Band. Schulze proposed Göttsching and Enke to form a new band together. Ash Ra Tempel was founded the same day.
Just one year later (in September 1971), after recording the LP 'Ash Ra Tempel' and a tour in Switzerland, Schulze left the band.
Göttsching continued on with a variety of band-members and guests, including Dr. Timothy Leary on 1973's 'Seven Up', and with Schulze again, for 'Join Inn'.
The front side of the cover of 'Ash Ra Temple' could be opened up in the middle, symbolising a double temple door.