One of the first Krautrock bands, Amon Duul II were a major part of the development of the genre, and are sometimes credited
with inventing space rock. Originally members of a politically motivated art collective named Amon Duul, the members of Amon
Duul II split from the group amidst disagreements regarding politics. They eclipsed Amon Duul I - the band formed by their
former colleagues - in both critical acclaim and commercial success, and are now regarded as figureheads of German rock.