Thursday, July 6

Can - The Singles (2017)

"Formed in Cologne, in the swell and fervour of the European student riots of 1968, Can were fashioned for spontaneous group action. Bassist and founding member Holger Czukay later said they became a rock band 'by coincidence. None of us were rock-oriented. But the only way to become an entire group with a new sound was to reduce ourselves.' They entered the sphere all but tabula rasa, a group of mottled musicians rapt by the notion of marching to the beat of their own drum. A diorama of rulebook-rescinding sound, The Singles portrays the full, heady transmogrification of Can from catalysts of the late 60s to nigh-on self-parodists of the late 80s. ..."
The Quietuus
NPR - Can's Singles To Be Reissued: Hear The Goofy Novelty 'Turtles Have Short Legs' (Video)
YouTube: The Singles 20 videos

2011 September: Can, 2011 February: Plight & Premonition, 2011 June: Persian Love, 2013 October: Flux + Mutability - David Sylvian and Holger Czukay (1989) , 2014 June: Holger Czukay - Der Osten Ist Rot, Rome Remains Rome (1984/7), 2016 March: Invaders Of The Heart - Jah Wobble (1982), 2017 April: Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer (1983), 2017 June: The Legend Lives On… Jah Wobble In Betrayal (1980).