Can Out Of Reach on Import LP
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.
Originally released in 1978, Out of Reach was one of Can's last albums before their official disbandment in 1979. Here original bass player Holger Czukay is replaced by a much more funky Rosko Gee (of Traffic fame) who plays a prominent role in shaping the sound of this album. Gee writes and sings on a number of the album's tracks while drumming duties are shared between Jaki Liebezeit and Reebop Kwaku Baah (also from Traffic), making this one of Can's more groove-heavy releases.
Can Out Of Reach Track Listing:
2. Pauper’s Daughter And I
4. Seven Days Awake
5. Give Me No “Roses”
6. Like Inobe God
7. One More Day