Monster Movie

Can - Monster Movie
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1969 Ratings: #43 / 111
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Upstairs, Downstairs...

When it comes to Can, the most regularly cited albums are the unbeatable "Ege Bamyasi" and "Tago Mago", masterpieces of ambient, experimental and trippy krautrock that some would now call "off-the-wall", for lack of being able to describe their strangeness and fascinating complexity. But we often forget "Monster Movie", one of the most solid debut albums of all time.

The CAN legend was born in 1968 in Köln and was originally ... read more
Hmmm pretty good
If it's already established that Can are one more for the serious musos out there does that still hold in regards to their debut release?

Well, kind of, this first effort isn't as wildly experimental as what followed and is more classically/traditionally rock - specifically jammy psychedelic rock. The metronomic rhythms, samples, mantra like vocals, deep grooves and other elements you associate with krautrock are here but not in an all-defining way.

All the tracks here are strong with a ... read more
God, what a vibe. I can listen to this on loop for hours and never get bored.
So much emotion. It's great how the sounds are coarse yet they use that to their advantage. This is a truly unique album.
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Added on: March 15, 2013