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Can: Unlimited Edition

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, July 1976

THIS IS ONE for hardened Can-atics, being basically a collection of snippets which haven't made it onto past Can albums. ...

Can: Automation For The People

Guide by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, August 1997

A DEEP DISTANT DETONATION ECHOED by an aftershock and a seething high-frequency fallout of fire and rain. Out of this drizzle rises a robotic one-bar ...

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Can's Malcolm Mooney (1980)

Interview by Archie Patterson, Eurock, 1980

Can's first singer Malcolm Mooney talks about joining Can, the writing and recording process, gigging with Stockhausen, and the decline of his mental health and ultimate breakdown.

File format: mp3; file size: 56.1mb, interview length: 1h 01' 40" sound quality: ***

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The Can: Monster Movie (United Artists)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, May 1970

THINGS ARE certainly beginning to happen in Germany. ...

Can Can... And They Will

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, February 1972

OF ALL the heavy German bands Can are perhaps the most interesting and could prove the most influential. Next month they tour Britain and, judging ...

Krautrock: Germany Calling

Overview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, December 1972

TIME WAS WHEN a sudden loud crash around West Germany was probably just an other F-One-Eleven. These days it's more likely to be the local ...

Krautrock: Germany Calling #2

Overview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, December 1972

BOMB BLASTS AND THE BEAT: PART TWO OF IAN MACDONALD'S DEFINITIVE SURVEY OF GERMAN ROCK ...

Can: Ve Give Ze Orders Here

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, February 1974

NICK KENT slinks unobtrusively into the back-room for something a little stronger ...

Can: Limited Edition

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, September 1974

Can in Curio City ...

Can: They Have Ways Of Making You Listen…

Profile by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, November 1974

ONE NIGHT IN NOVEMBER 1969 the phone rang in Irmin Schmidt's Cologne home. Schmidt got out of bed to answer it and found himself talking ...

Can: Tales of the Supernatural

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, December 1975

I WAS SITTING in a standard hotel bedroom the other day, chewing the fat with a citizen by the name of Irmin Schmidt. ...

Can: Unlimited Edition

Review by Miles, New Musical Express, September 1976

CAPITOL RADIO are blitzing Can's top-40 commercial rock number 'I Want More' right now; it is typical that the band would choose to issue it ...

Can Laundered

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, October 1976

"IRMIN Schmidt was transporting a washing machine down the stairs, and it fell on top of him." ...

Can: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, December 1976

DOWN THE stairs and into the hall... and into a time warp. With the powerful aroma of smouldering illicit substances and the subdued, attentive audience, ...

Can: Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Live Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, December 1976

IN ONE OF the most glorious cases of mismatching ever seen on a British stage, Can are preceded tonight by an agonisingly kitsch comedy jug-band ...

Can: Out Of Reach

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, July 1978

Reach Out, We'll Be There (Ha, Ha – Fooled You) ...

Techno-Rock: Six Teutons And What Do You Get — A Programmed Sequencer And The Doppler Effect

Overview by Jeff Walker, Waxpaper, September 1978

IN JAPAN, LOCAL bands copy both the look and sound of Western rockers – an imitative art form which thrives while the fans wait for ...

Holger Czukay: Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, February 1982

AN AMBIENT tape is burring in the background. "I made a special cassette for a new kind of radio programme," explains Holger Czukay ...

A Trance In Tatters: Krautrock und Beyond

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, November 1982

Can: Delay 1968 (Spoon); Holger Czukay: Canaxis (Spoon); Irmin Schmidt: Filmmusik Vol 2 (Spoon); Neu!: Black Forest Gateau (Cherry Red) ...

Malcolm R. Mooney: An Interview

Interview by Archie Patterson, Eurock, 1983

WITHOUT A DOUBT Germany's Can was one of the pioneering groups of what has become known today as EuroRock. Malcolm Mooney, a black American, was ...

Can: Art Terrorism! Sensory Derangement! Holistic Vomiting! Available Weekends…

Retrospective and Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, April 1997

CAN ALWAYS added to more than the sum of their experience and influences. When the group made the seminal Monster Movie in 1968, three of ...

Can: The Albums

Review by Rob Chapman, MOJO, August 1997

A considerable portion of the German experimentalists’ output re-released on CD and limited issue vinyl: 24 albums spanning 1968-1994, including original issues, anthologies, compilations, and ...

Krautrock Revisited: Life After Can and Ash Ra Tempel

Essay by Richard Gehr, Spin, July 1998

EVEN BEFORE KRAFTWERK'S great mid-'70s cars, trains, and airwaves trilogy, Krautrock was largely about getting away – especially from Germany itself. The band Can in ...

Irmin Schmidt: Confusion and Collaboration

Report and Interview by j. poet, Stereotype, 1999

THIRTY YEARS AGO a classically trained keyboard player and composer named Irmin Schmidt turned his back on the world of classical music and founded Can, ...

Hildegard Schmidt and Wolf Kampmann: Can Box: Book

Review by Rob Chapman, MOJO, February 1999

IN 1968 CAN walled themselves up in a Cologne studio and, give or take the odd defection, stayed there for the next nine years making ...

The Can Founders: Columbiahalle, Berlin

Live Review by Richard Cook, MOJO, May 1999

Running order: Holger Czukay/Michael Karoli's Sofortkontakt/Irmin Schmidt & Kumo/Jaki Liebezeit's Club Off Chaos ...

D.A.M.O. Interview

Interview by Archie Patterson, Eurock, 2002

DURING THE MONTH of October Damo Suzuki and band made a short tour of the US in support of the excellent new album Odyssey. They ...

Can: Future Days

Review and Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, March 2003

IT SPEAKS volumes for Can's protean, constantly-changing sound that fans, indeed the band members themselves, rarely agree which is their best album. ...

Damo Suzuki: The Accidental Anarchist

Interview by Mike Barnes, Wire, July 2004

Damo Suzuki is the legendary vocalist with German group Can, but he has been perfecting his unique mode of 'instant composition' all his life. Having ...

Can: Recycled Cans

Retrospective and Interview by 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 ...

Conny Plank: The Soundtrack Of Our Youth

Profile by David Stubbs, Quietus, The, February 2013

As Gronland release a four-disc box set of the music of Conny Plank, David Stubbs remembers the "midwife of Krautrock"... ...

see also Holger Czukay

see also Irmin Schmidt

see also Damo Suzuki

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