Monster Movie: Mother Sky Blue Vinyl LP
Release Date: 1st April
1969 and Can arrive on the music scene like freshly hatched rock aliens, fathers of the styles of Captain Beefheart, Hendrix, the United States of America and nobody else. Czukay and Schmidt essentially invent krautrock and a new motorik, hypnotic approach to psychedelic rock... they didn't miss a step during the career that followed.
Following the release of the first two parts of CAN’s live series, Mute and Spoon Records reissue a limited edition run of Monster Movie on blue vinyl.
With the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart and The Velvet Underground ringing in their ears, Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt left behind their careers in academia to form the influential group in the late 60s. Together with Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit and American singer Malcolm Mooney, they recorded their debut album Monster Movie in a castle near Cologne in 1968. The record was then remastered in 2004 from the original master tape for a CD release. It was overseen by Holger, Irmin and Jono Podmore to refine it to how it was always intended to be heard.
“Monster Movie is an amazing debut” Pitchfork
“Monster Movie, sounds like nothing else released in 1969 - and still acts as a template for the future” Sound Affects
“Had Can’s debut album, Monster Movie, been their only one, it would have assured their place in the history of German music and of rock as a whole” Shindig Magazine
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