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** Can (band) **

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Origin Cologne, West Germany
Genres Krautrock, experimental rock, psychedelic rock, ambient,
avant-garde, electronic music
Years active 1968–1979, 1989, 1991
Labels Liberty, United Artists, Spoon, Mute
Associated acts Traffic

Members Holger Czukay
Jaki Liebezeit
Irmin Schmidt

Past members Michael Karoli
David C. Johnson
Malcolm Mooney
Damo Suzuki
Rosko Gee
Rebop Kwaku Baahchaz

*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;^[1] bassist/chief engineer Holger Czukay referred to Can's live
and studio performances as "instant compositions".^[2] 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.^[3]


· 1 History

· 1.1 Early years: 1968–1970
· 1.2 Classic years: 1971–1973
· 1.3 Later years: 1974–1979
· 1.4 After the split and reunion

· 2 Music

· 2.1 Influence
· 2.2 Improvisation, recording and live shows

· 3 Band members

· 3.1 Core
· 3.2 Other members
· 3.3 Additional collaborators
· 3.4 Timeline

· 4 Discography
· 5 References
· 6 Bibliography
· 7 External links


-Early years: 1968–1970[edit]-

"Father Cannot Yell"


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