Can is perhaps the most important and influential band to have emerged out of the "Kraut Rock" scene in Germany in the 1970s. Based in Köln, the band released several albums throughout the 1970s on EMI (most since re-released on CD format on Can's own Spoon Records). The lineup stayed more or less consistent with Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit and Michael Karoli. The wild card seemed to be their singer, the first of which, Malcom Mooney, left after their first album. His place was taken by Damo Suzuki, and it was this lineup that produced most of their albums throughout the 1970s. By 1977, Damo had joined a religious sect and Reebob Kwaku Baah and Rosko Gee, who had just left Traffic, joined Can. In 1978, Holger Czukay left the band, and it was this incarnation that recorded "Out Of Reach". After this album, Czukay returned to the fold as editor of their last album "Inner Space", after which the band split up. In 1989, the band reformed briefly, including original singer Malcom Mooney, producing one more studio album, "Rite Time", from which the the foto above is taken.


This was Can's 1978 album, and came out after their "Out Of Reach" album (also released and available on Marginal Talent), and was their last regular album before their first split. Like "Out Of Reach", it includes Rosko Gee and Reebop Kwaku Baah, both from Traffic, on bass and percussion respectively, but with the added bonus of Holger Czukay, who returned to the Can fold on this album as editor, also helping out with song writing duties and general tape manipulations. A thick booklet is included, featuring liner notes by Why Not guitarist Geoff Horgan as well as the original cover art from the 1978 vinyl release.

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It is nice seeing Can back on the vinyl format after so many years. They were certainly not the kind of band one usually thinks of as a singles band, so a Can 7" is a real novelty for fans. This is a track from their forthcoming re-released album "Out Of Reach". Sack offers us on the flip side one of his many tributes to Barbie, a low-fi yet melodic love song devoted to the doll. And we don't think anyone will hold it against him for not being able to resist the title of the song! Limited edition of 500 on white, red and black splatter vinyl, and with a special, rice paper cover.
Their 1978 album, and the only of their albums not re-released on Can's own Spoon Records, making it previously one of the most mysterious and hard to get of all Can albums. Features all seven of the original tracks, remastered, complete with original artwork, as well as extensive liner notes by Geoff Horgan. First pressing of the CD comes pressed onto blue plastic. Limited edition LP also available with gold and blue printing on a see through, rice-paper cover, pressed on clear vinyl.
A one sided promo only single with a track from the "Out Of Reach" album. Limited, numbered edition of 196 copies, with a fotocopied cover, and given away to promote the album.