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- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Wmi
- ASIN: B000Y0UY5M
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Only 4 tracks in length, but the first (Father Cannot Yell) and last (You Doo Right) alone (27 mins between them) will take your breath away.
In an age where 'popular' music is largely the production of a billion-dollar multinational industry, CAN will always blow your mind. Don't be put off by the word 'experimental', cos although CAN have always been that, they do do SONGS, and not just pootle around arhythmically/tunelessly.
This was the first CAN album released, but 'DELAY 1968' can be seen as a sister album, that material being produced at around the same time. What better places to start? Some of the best songs you will ever hear are here. Let CAN broaden your horizons.. yes, even YOU, jaded listener!
The opening track Father Cannot Yell is a real stunner that reminds me of the Velvet Underground on tracks like European Son or White Light/White Heat with its raw pulsating bass, insistent keyboard and stuttering vocals.
Mary Mary So Contrary is a slow rock excursion with bluesy vocals, whilst Outside My Door is a powerful piece of acid rock psychedelia, not too dissimilar from Big Brother And The Holding Company's masterpieces like Piece Of My Heart or Combination Of The Two.
The long winding track You Doo Right is a 20 minute tour de force of impressive instrumental textures and varied vocals that captures many moods. It includes tribal drumming and veers from bluesy rock to world music to psychedelic textures.
Monster Movie certainly exerted a profound influence on post-punk music of the late seventies and eighties - Talking Heads and Public Image Limited being only two of the groups that come to mind. It remains a classic of brilliant power and has stood the test of time very well.