Friedrich Nietzsche is the first track on the tenth album by Klaus Schulze, "X." (1978). The title refers to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900).


Recorded: January to summer 1978

Composer(s): Klaus Schulze

Perfomer(s): Klaus Schulze, Harald Grosskopf (drums)

Alternative Version(s): Crazy Nietzsche, BarracudaDrum, Gewitter, Linzer Stahsinfonie [partly], Ludwigs Traum [partly], The Unspoken Thing [partly], Midiaction [partly], Ballet Pour Le Docteur Faustus [partly]


There are two official versions of Friedrich Nietzsche, the original from the LP release and an altered, remixed version from the first CD releases. The 2005 reissue used the original version.

This track was (partly) used for:

  • the Suisse film "Forscher des Vertikalen - Auguste Piccard"
  • the video "The Grand Canyon" by Norman Beerger
  • the Suisse film "Qui etait Pierre Nicolas"
  • the French tv film "Les Volcans, le Passion des Krafft"
  • the German WDR documentary "Haie II" (1978)
  • the US thriller "Barracuda" (1978)
  • the film "Claude Francois" (1979) by Samy Pavel
  • the New Zealand thriller "Next of Kin" (1982)
  • the German tv movie "Der Malawi See" (1986)
  • the Suisse film "Quaf" (1988)
  • the German documentary "Prime Time: Friedrich Nietzsches fröhliche Wissenschaft" (1999)


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