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Can: Recycled Cans

Fred Mills, Harp, May 2006

Among the great German bands of the '60s and '70s – kosmiche avatars Amon Düül and Ash Ra Tempel, motorik pioneer Neu!, synth wunderkind Tangerine Dream – none stand taller than Can. The group's groundbreaking sound, a throbbing cauldron of psychedelia, dub, funk, improv and warped worldbeat, influenced artists as diverse as the Fall, Gang of Four, PiL, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Sonic Youth and Stereolab.

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