Can

The Peel Sessions

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This collection of songs Can recorded for John Peel’s radio show find the band in its peak period (1973-75), pumping on all cylinders. A real treat for Can collectors, most of the tracks here were improvised, and none exist on studio recordings, so this is something of a “lost” Can album. Much of the album is taken up two extended pieces, “Tony Wanna Go” and “Up the Bakerloo Line With Anne,” both of which feature swaths of fuzz guitar and jazzy drumming over intense, minimalist structures. The other tracks opt for a bit of a lower-key groove and make more use of varied atmospheric textures, but all stand to prove why Can is regarded as one of the seminal outfits of German experimental rock.

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