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Can was a German experimental Kosmiche rock band formed 1968 in Cologne, West Germany, by core members Holger Czukay (bass, tapes), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar, violin, vocals), and Jaki Liebezeit (drums). Englishman Malcolm Mooney was the first vocalist and he sung on their excellent debut album Monster Movie from 1969. Japanese avant-garde musician Damo Suzuki then became vocalist between 1970-73 and sung on their four masterpiece albums of that period: Soundtracks, Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi and Future Days. Can are widely hailed as pioneers of the German Krautrock (Kosmiche) scene and many respected musicians and bands cite Can as a major influence on their work. Outstanding albums include Monster Movie, Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi, Future Days, Soon Over Babaluma, Delay 1968, Music Live 1971-77 and two superb archival releases, The Peel Sessions (1995) and The Lost Tapes (2012). The 2017 compilation album The Singles is also excellent.
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