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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Monster Movie
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on 22 February 2018
good grief ... a monster of an album ... i can't express how incredible this disc is ... just buy it and experience Can as they launch from Inner Space into orbit ... stunning
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on 4 April 2014
This is the first of many great albums by Can,originally released in 1969.
The aim of the band was to make 'new' music that was based on European musical tradition rather than the American influences that predominated.
Only 4 tracks,but they are quality,starting with Father Cannot Yell with its driving bass line,manic guitar and Malcolm Mooney's spontaneous-like delivery of the vocals and finishing with the hypnotic Yoo Doo Right.
One I can recommend if you're looking for something that's off Rock's "beaten track".
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on 22 January 2016
Very happy
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on 2 December 2015
Superb
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on 12 January 2018
ok
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on 2 August 2017
Ok!
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on 26 January 2013
I was 15 years old at the time and a friend of mine had an older brother. One day we sneeked off school and `raided` his brothers record collection . This was in the early 70`s with Bowie and T.Rex in the ascendent. Amongst the records we had listened to were some Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart and Iggy & The Stooges.....then this..WOW !!. At first i hated it but i went back again and again now i`m in my mid-50`s and i`m still enthralled with CAN . This was the CAN LP ( at the time ) that kick started my love affair with CAN. I now have the usual suspects....TAGO MAGO, FUTURE DAYS, DELAY 68...the lot . My missus thinks i`m weird , one of my oldest sons thinks its cool !!!. I did see them perform once in London i think or it may have been Manchester - i was 16 years old . And Monster Movie started it all !!!
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on 19 October 2003
Besides the brilliant cover art, this album also boasts some of the most gripping experimental music from the late 1960s.
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.
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on 15 February 2007
Besides the brilliant cover art, this album also boasts some of the most gripping experimental music from the late 1960s.

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.
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on 1 April 2001
Can really are the absolute daddies. Along with the Velvet Underground they pretty much defined the sound of so-called alternative music, and while they are often cited as influences by modern bands very few if any come close to capturing their power and originality. Monster Movie is their first album, and their only complete one with original vocalist Malcolm Mooney. To people used to the more melodic feel of the Damo Suzuki albums the sheer rawness of this debut can be quite a shock. Opener father cannot yell is a scything blast of punk which veers into trance territory before giving into the noise again, with Mooney's free-association lyrics dropped haphazardly into the mix. By the end you feel quite breathless. The next track debases and seduces a sweet n innocent nursery rhyme with some low-slung blues, before Outside my Door closes side one with the most straightahead rock track they ever recorded. Side two is the legendary Yoo Doo Right, a massive 20 minute mantra built around a simple bassline with lyrics read straight from a letter. It is so difficult to describe this track - It's so simply constructed, but each listen reveals new details or different meanings. I cannot praise this album highly enough. If you value your ears, you will buy it instantly. Really. Do it now.
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