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Thursday, August 14, 2008

RK 50: Can


8-14-08 RK 50: Can

LP DELAY 1968 JAPAN RECORD JAL-2301

CD DELAY 1968 SPOON DE SPOONCD 012

LP MONSTER MOVIE LIBERTY DE LBS 83342 I

CD MONSTER MOVIE re MUTE US 9271.2

LP SOUNDTRACKS LIBERTY DE LBS 83437 I

CD SOUNDTRACKS re MUTE US 9272.2

CD TAGO MAGO re MUTE US 9273.2

LPx2 TAGO MAGO LIBERTY JPN LP-93025B

7" TURTLES HAVE SHORT LEGS / HALLELUWAH LIBERTY DE 15465

7" SPOON / SHIKAKO MARU TEN U.A. DE 35304

7" VITAMIN C / I'M SO GREEN U.A. DE 35472

LP EGE BAMYASI U.A. ES HUS 061-106

CD EGE BAMYASI re MUTE US 9274.2

CD FUTURE DAYS re MUTE US 9288.2

LP LIMITED EDITION U.A. UK USP 103

7" MOONSHAKE / FUTURE DAYS U.A. US UA-XW-446-W

LP SOON OVER BABALUMA U.A. UK UAG 29673

CD SOON OVER BABALUMA re MUTE US 9289.2

LP LANDED VIRGIN FR 840 096

CD LANDED re MUTE US 9291.2

CD UNLIMITED EDITION re MUTE US 9290.2

LPx2 UNLIMITED EDITION CAROLINE UK CAD 3001

7" I WANT MORE / ...AND MORE HARVEST DE 1C 006-31727

7" SILENT NIGHT / CASCADE WALTZ HARVEST DE 1C 006-31973

CD FLOW MOTION VIRGIN UK CDV 2071

7" DON'T SAY NO / RETURN HARVEST DE 1C 006-32155

CD SAW DELIGHT VIRGIN UK CDV 2079

LPx2 CANNIBALISM (Collection) SPOON DE SPOON 001/2

7" CAN-CAN / CAN-CAN DISCO LIGHTNING UK LIG 545

LP OUT OF REACH LIGHTNING UK LIP 4

LP CAN EMI DE 1C 066-45099

12" I WANT MORE re-issue VIRGIN UK VS 422-12

LP RITE TIME MERCURY DE 838883.1

CD RITE TIME MERCURY DE 838883.2

CD5 HOOLAH HOOLAH CASABLANCA DE 875751.2

CD CANNIBALISM 2 (Collection) SPOON DE SPOONCD 021

CDx2 SACRILEGE (Remixes) MUTE US 9033.2

I thought I’d try another chronological band listing. I came on board at “Unlimited Edition” in about ’75. In ’08, the only original LP I’m missing is “Future Days”, if anyone would like to help me out by finding a reasonably priced UK or German LP copy…

I met Holger Czukay in Koln at the time of “On The Way To The Peak Of Normal”; Hildegarde Schmidt (Can’s manager) put me in touch with Swiss guitarist Thomas Diethelm. Great people. As solo artists, each member of Can will get their own blog.

Can never played in the U.S., that I am aware of. I urge you to buy their DVD set that is presently available, it’s very groovy. I confess that I cried when I saw how sensitively they handled discussing the death of guitarist Michael Karoli, showing his empty chair, when it was his turn to be interviewed for the DVD audience.

And I really liked “Rite Time” – don’t under-estimate it! And please go out and find Irmin Schmidt’s “Soundtracks” 3CD set on Spoon – just amazing.

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Blogger browngidouille said...

I regard Can as one of my favourite groups. I recall dancing and listening to Tago Mago after a rehearsal. Played Halleluwah out on the PA - really loud late at night. Drunk, not much clothes... oh, memories (I like to think that I don't like nostalgia, but oh, lovely)

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