Sunday, March 13, 2011
Krautrock legends Can on German TV 1971, fooling around, playing foosball, jamming, talking about politics.
Can was an experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first "krautrock" groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated strong minimalist and world music elements into their often psychedelic music.
Can constructed their music largely through collective spontaneous composition –– which the band differentiated from improvisation in the jazz sense –– sampling themselves in the studio and editing down the results; bassist/chief engineer Holger Czukay referred to Can's live and studio performances as "instant compositions". They had occasional commercial success, with singles such as "Spoon" and "I Want More" reaching national singles charts. Through albums such as Monster Movie (1969), Tago Mago (1971), Ege Bamyasi (1972) and Future Days (1973), the band exerted a considerable influence on avant-garde, experimental, underground, ambient, punk, post-punk, new wave and electronic music.
Mother Sky (Live German TV)
Paper House (Live on German TV)
Sing Swan Song (Live in Paris)
Vitamin C (Live Fragment)
CAN are a band of such great genius and free creative energy. A universe in sound.