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CAN

Can

 

Krautrock

3.71 | 31 ratings

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Cheesecakemouse
5 stars Wow!, what a fantastic DVD set it has everything a Can fan would want, three discs one mainly with a concert in 1972, the second one mainlya documentary and the third a music CD. The dvd's also have an interactive pc CDrom functions. Also their are loads of extras on each disc, a short and very humourous tribute by Brian Eno, individual interviews with the members. Short films with the members remastering specific Can tracks, you can sample the remastered tracks on the DVD. Their is the bands disography with photos of each CD, and a brief sample of one of the tracks on each respective album. The Can documentary shows Malcom Mooney and Damo Suzuki meeting each other for the first time! Mooney also described to an interviewer how Can music can send the singer mad. This DVD has absolutely everything you could want about Can, at a very reasonable price as well, which surprised me. You get inside the world of Can on this collection, their sense of humour their philosophy behind their music, where the music industry is directed today. Most of the interviews were done in 1999 before Michael Karoli passed away. Irmin Schmidt seems to be the bands chatterbox, but he also has a fantastic grasp of english, while Jacki Leibziet is both the most quiet and has a not so strong grasp of english. Holgar Czukay appears to be the bands resident eccentric, wearing white gloves during some of their 1970s concerts, and bizarre clothing today. Their is also footage of the band playing Vernal Equinox on a british music show, and also a disco hit they had on top of the pops. Their is a German music show in the 1970s comparing Can and other Krautrock groups to Pink Floyd which Can really did not like! There is footage of Can performing Paperhouse on some german music show. The live concert on disc one has a juggler performing while the band performs, which is a rather novel idea. Most of the performance is a mish mash of Can songs on a kind of extended jam, but they play a Bring Me Coffee or Tea and a short version of Halleluwah. Unfortunately there is no chapter skip on this concert as it is supposed to be seen as a one organic whole which matches Can's philosophy behind their music. My only reservation was a film with tecnoheads and electronica 'musicians' doing techno remixes of several Can songs, this made me feel like chucking up, but some people might like this.Other than that minor flaw this DVD pack has ereything and is essential, and perhaps the finest DVD set I have ever experienced, I only hope one day that Genesis while have a marvellous set like this. There is so much more I have not mention that is on this DVD set, it is choc full of extras, and is too good to be true! What more can I say go out and buy it!
Cheesecakemouse | 5/5 |

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