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Delay [Original recording remastered]

Can Audio CD
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Can was an experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first "krautrock" groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated strong minimalist and world music elements into their often psychedelic music.

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  • Audio CD (9 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Spoon Records
  • ASIN: B000VBIF14
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,679 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Butterfly
2. Pnoom
3. Nineteen Century Man
4. Thief
5. Man Named Joe
6. Uphill
7. Little Star Of Bethlehem

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This release features sleeve notes and rarely seen photography from the personal Can archive, as well as original artwork from long deleted editions. Delay was originally released in 1981. It's the classic "first album" that got stuck in the vaults until 1981 when Holger Czukay edited the archived tapes.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars basic but intense 18 Sep 2006
By freewheeling frankie TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This album originally came out in the early 1980s but covers roughly the same period (late 1968 and much of 1969) as their debut album, "Monster Movie" and likewise features their original singer, Malcolm Mooney.

The title is slightly misleading as it would seem only one track (Man Named Joe) was definitely recorded in 1968 - the rest was recorded between January and October 1969. But despite being, essentially, a bunch of out-takes recorded over nearly a year, it has a very consistent sound that makes it sound like a proper album.

It is, however, not one of Can's most consistent albums in terms of content - the very early Man Named Joe is a bit scrappy and Little Star Of Bethlehem is not strong enough musically to carry the endless repetition of a lyric that can only have seemed like a good idea if all concerned were extremely stoned, unless perhaps Malcolm Mooney was parodying banal stoned ramblings. But apart from these two tracks, both of which have their virtues, the album is pretty strong. The two longer pieces (Butterfly and Uphill) in particular show a strong influence of the noisier end of the Velvet Underground, though not lyrically, and both wield considerable power, with guitarist Michael Karoli unleashing some vicious fuzz licks on the latter; along with Outside My Door from "Monster Movie" and Mother Sky from "Soundtracks" these are the most overtly rock pieces in Can's early work. Thief, one of two tracks they recorded during a residency in Zurich, is the strongest song here, and the emotional intensity is quite overwhelming. This comes from the interplay of Karoli's stinging guitar, the hypnotic rhythm section and Mooney's emotionally raw vocals.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Before the begining 2 Mar 2012
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Despie the title,most of "Delay 1968" was recorded in 1969,just before "Monster Movie".If you're more used to the later Can (Damo Suzuki and beyond),this is a bit of an eye-opener.Just as adventurous as the later Can,but a very different rockier sound,with the exception of one instrumental based on a sax solo.
Lyrics are very funny and playful-especially "Little Star of Bethlehem" and "19th Century Man"-Malcolm Mooney has never sounded better.
All in all,great introduction to Can,either early or late,and it may suprise newcomers to Can who hear them constantly hailed as innovators-this music is based on blues and rock,not Stockhausen,and it's possibly one reason it's so good.Recommended,and after this,try "Monster Movie" and "Soundtracks",the rest of this era of Can
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