CAN :: Collected – Live & Beyond (1970-1972)

Can’s influence cannot be overstated. Highly impacted by the improvisational side of The Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa's Mothers and Sly Stone, the group incorporated repetitive grooves that brought to mind African percussion and American funk. Two eccentric vocalists (first Malcom Mooney, then, famously, Damo Suzuki) and a dash of modern classical music helped create a distinct vision that is often imitated, though never matched.

While Can continued to release records until 1979, it’s their period from 1968-1974 that serves as the foundation of the band’s legacy . . .

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