1) germankrautrock band Birth Control were formed 1968 in Berlin. In their early years they played hybrid jazz rock compositions, mainly instrumental. They recorded their first album for Metronome bringing to the fore an accent for humour and provoking thoughts (the name of the band and their album covers illustrate it as well). Their second album Operation shows a great improvement in sound, a kind of heavy rock based sound with subtle jazzy arrangements. This album had a great success for the OHR label (specialised to promote the rise of the German underground rock scene).