Can Can (Inner Space) on 180g LP + Download
Out of Print for Over 20 Years
Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music. Throughout the changing eras of the band, they enlisted the talents of different powerful singers like Malcom Mooney and Damo Suzuki and collaborators such as Reebob Kwaku and Rosko Gee.
Can’s wide-reaching influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in subsequent acts who freely acknowledge their importance – from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West and Radiohead to John Lydon, The Fall, Ariel Pink, Fuck Buttons, Sonic Youth, Factory Floor and Queens Of The Stone Age.
1979's Can (Inner Space), the band's last proper album, was less experimental than its previous releases, with Michael Karoli offering up more straightforward vocals and guitar. Having spent the previous decade taking elements of the classical avant-garde (i.e. Karlheinz Stockhausen) and underground rock (i.e Velvet Underground) to create a kind of genre less "new music," and influencing countless bands in the process, Can had reached the natural end of its journey.
Although founding members Irmin Schmidt (keyboards) and Jaki Liebezeit (drums) can still be heard, Rebop Kwaku Baah and Rosko Gee of Traffic fame have been added to the mix, with former bassist Holger Czukay doing the editing. Can (Inner Space) is the last studio effort from Can until they reunited with Malcolm Mooney for the reunion album, Rite Time in 1986.
Can Can (Inner Space) Track Listing:
1. All Gates Open
3. Sunday Jam
5. A Spectacle
6. E.F.S. Nr. 99 (“CAN CAN”)
8. Can Be