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CAN – The Singles


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CAN – The Singles


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CAN, Mute and Spoon Records released Can – The Singles, a brand new collection of all of the band’s single releases, on 16 June 2017 on triple vinyl, download, CD and to stream.

This unique document is the first time the singles have been presented together and shows the breadth of their influential career, from well loved tracks like Halleluwah, Vitamin C and I Want More to more obscure singles such as Silent Night and Turtles Have Short Legs. – Mute

“For a band whose legacy rests on the restless sprawls of their catalog, Can could also turn improvised uncut cloth into something stunningly concise. This new comp shows that lesser-known side of Can.” – Pitchfork

“The Singles perfectly represents what [guitarist] Michael Karoli would define as the band’s approach to “instant composition”. The composition would always be taken from the personal to the collective perspective. The music would come from without, to be channelled through the four pugnacious band members, flowing into Can. Initially, Can would draw uncomprehending comparisons with England’s Pink Floyd from certain quarters. But unlike the Floyd, Can’s musical destination was not outer space. Can christened their recording studio Inner Space for good reason and would have virtually no connection with standard American derived rhythm & blues/ rock ‘n’ roll or conventional popular music.

The rulebook didn’t mean anything to Can, because they didn’t know what the rules were. Twisted 1976 Christmas single ‘Silent Night’, in which the seasonal traditional number is bent into unfamiliar electronic territory, while a similar feat is performed with a punky romp through Jacques Offenbach’s 1840s composition ‘Can Can’, (1978), provide ample proof that Can followed their own drum.” – Louder Than War

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The Singles


Spoon Records


3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation



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Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental

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