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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Can : Ege Bamyasi 1972

Ege Bamyasi is the fourth studio album by German krautrock band Can which was originally released as an LP in 1972 by United Artists. The album contains the single "Spoon", which charted in the Top 10 in Germany, largely because of its use as the theme of a German TV thriller mini-series called "Das Messer" (The Knife).


The cover artwork, in addition to being a pun on the band's name (as it depicts a can labeled "CAN"), reflects several of the band members' continued interest in traditional music; "Ege Bamyas?" means "Aegean Okra" in Turkish.


With the commercial success of their hit single "Spoon" (which reached #6 on the German charts and sold 300,000 copies), Can was able to hire a large ex-cinema which they used as a part-working, part-living

Ege Bamyas? was recorded by Czukay in the Inner Space studio at Weilerswist, a town near Cologne. It

was originally released in 1972 by United Artists. In September 2004, the album, along with the majority of Can's discography, was remastered and released as a hybrid SACD. The re-release includes a booklet with commentary on the album by David Stubbs, as well as previously unreleased photos of the band.

The success of the song "Spoon" and sales from this album inspired Can to throw a free concert in an attempt to reach a wider audience. The Can Free Concert was filmed by Martin Schafer, Robbie Muller and Egon Mann for director Peter Przygodda at the Cologne Sporthalle on 3 February 1972 and is included on the Can DVD.
Ege Bamyasi has received considerable critical acclaim since its release. Pitchfork Media featured the record at #19 on its "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s"


Side one

1. Pinch    9:28
2. Sing Swan Song     4:49
3. One More Night     5:35

Side two

4. Vitamin C    3:34
5. Soup     10:25
6. I'm So Green     3:03
7. Spoon



MEMBERS




Holger Czukay – bass, engineering, editing
Michael Karoli – guitar
Jaki Liebezeit – drums
Irmin Schmidt – keyboards
Damo Suzuki – vocals

SPOON  LYRICS


 

The sound alone will make me move along
This thing speaks, you’re often on
The sound alone, yeah, yeah
All the song now
The hiding measure, you won’t get them
And when you’re down you’re down all bound
The crazy town, all way down

If you last long the warning hound
The warning down, you’re all, yeah
The fregging down, they soothe my neck
The fregging town, it’s all down
This walking all around
This walking all through town
Won’t you laugh?

It’s Monday while I write
And better ever laugh alright
Do no lie just all life
Better ever laugh alright that
What time, just my life
Is ever hanging out of the day
A better life, it’s all I like
It’s better walking all around

Ever back, it’s all, it’s all alive
Ever back, it’s all, it’s all alive

VITAMINE C  LYRICS

Her daddy got a big aeroplane
Her mommy holds all the family cash
A beautiful blows, I stay at the corner
She is living in and out of tune



Hey you
you're losing, you're losing, you're losing, you're losing your vitamin C
Hey you
you're losing, you're losing, you're losing, you're losing your vitamin C
Your vitamin C

And at Christmas, riding on her pony
Or she is stepping on the pigman's head
A beautiful blows, I stay at the corner
She is living in and out of tune

Hey you
You're losing, you're losing, you're losing, you're losing your vitamin C
Hey you
You're…

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