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Can was a German 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, new wave and electronic music.
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Releases on file (24)
Various Artists — Kopf Musik Various Artists — Kopf Musik
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 79, 2017, 3CD)
Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide Various Artists — Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler's Guide
(Purple Pyramid CLO0355CD, 2016, 6CD)
Can — The Lost Tapes Can — The Lost Tapes
(Spoon 9543-2, 2012, 3CD)
Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Can — Box Can — Box
(Spoon Spoon041, 1999, 2CD/Book/Video)
Can — Sacrilege Can — Sacrilege
(Spoon SPOON CD 039/40, 1997, 2CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler
(Head Heritage 0952671913, 1995, TPB)
Can — Rite Time Can — Rite Time
(Spoon CDSPOON29, 1989/2014, CD)
Phew — Phew Phew — Phew
(Clinck CRCD5092, 1981/2014, CD)
Can — Can (AKA Inner Space) Can — Can (AKA Inner Space)
(Spoon CDSPOON28, 1978/2007, CD)
Can — Out of Reach Can — Out of Reach
(Spoon CDSPOON 51, 1978/2014, CD)
Can — Saw Delight Can — Saw Delight
(Spoon CDSPOON 27, 1977/2007, CD)
Can — Flow Motion Can — Flow Motion
(Spoon SPOONSA26, 1976/2006, CD)
Can — Landed Can — Landed
(Spoon CDSPOON 25, 1975/2009, CD)
Can — The Peel Sessions Can — The Peel Sessions
(Strange Fruit SFRCD135, 1975/1995, CD)
Can — Limited Edition Can — Limited Edition
(Spoon 9538-2, 1974/2012, CD)
Can — Soon over Babaluma Can — Soon over Babaluma
(Spoon CDSPOON10, 1974/2010, CD)
Can — Future Days Can — Future Days
(Spoon Mute 9385-2, 1973/2008, CD)
Can — Ege Bamyasi Can — Ege Bamyasi
(Spoon Mute 9378-2, 1972/2007, CD)
Can — Tago Mago Can — Tago Mago
(Spoon 40SPOON6/7, 1971/2011, 2CD)
Can — Soundtracks Can — Soundtracks
(Spoon Mute 9425-2, 1970/2009, CD)
Can — Delay 1968 Can — Delay 1968
(Spoon SPOONSA12, 1969/2008, CD)
The Can — Monster Movie The Can — Monster Movie
(Spoon Mute 9386-2, 1969/2008, CD)

Latest news

2017-09-06
Holger Czukay RIP – Holger Czukay, a musical experimentalist without boundaries who has been involved with expanding the sound palette of rock music since the late 60s, has died at the age of 79. After studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the early 60s, he became fascinated with the possibilities of rock music, and was a co-founder of the pioneering group Can. He leaves behind an impressive body of work both as musician and producer. » Read more

2017-08-22
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2017-07-27
Yestival Dates Beef up the Beat – Word reaches us that Dylan Howe (son of guitarist Steve Howe) will be joining Yes on their "Yestival" tour, drumming alongside longtime band member Alan White. » Read more

2017-05-19
First ProgStock Festival Set for October – October 2017 will see the inaugural edition of a festival called ProgStock in Rahway, New Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center. With a definite slant towards neo-progressive music, the event is sure to please many fans with the inclusion of such artists as Echolyn, Glass Hammer, and Aisles. The festival will take place October 13-15. » Read more

2017-05-05
Clive Brooks RIP – Word reaches us today of another sad passing in the music world. Drummer Clive Brooks, best known as a member of such Canterbury bands as Egg, Uriel / Arzachel, and Groundhogs, has died at the age of 67. Details are sketchy at this point. The news was reported on Nick Mason's Facebook page — Brooks was Mason's drum tech. » Read more


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