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Consider the following a public service announcement: Can’s collected session work with John Peel, recorded on four different occasions, between 1973-1975. The six tracks were released in 1995 via the Strange Fruit label, only to go out of print shortly thereafter. Having said that, the collection is available for download via krautrock mania, here. Get it. Much respect to More Dark Than Shark for the tip.


Recorded for John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 programme, the sessions took place in February 1973 (track 1), January 1974 (track 4), October 1974 (tracks 2 & 3), and May 1975 (tracks 5 & 6). The songs are mostly unreleased improvisations. “Geheim” is released as “Half Past One” on Landed and “Mighty Girl” as “November” on Out of Reach. (via)

1. Up The Bakerloo Line With Anne
2. Return To BB City
3. Tape Kebab
4. Tony Wanna Go
5. Geheim (Half Past One)
6. Mighty Girl

5 Responses to “Can :: The Peel Sessions (1973-1975)”

  1. […] Speaking of Can, in 2013 Ty Segall released “Music For A Film 1″, the A-side to a split 7” with Chad & The Meatbodies via Famous Class Records. The Can intonations abound, here — the shit just rips. I picked up the digital upon its release (100% of the digital sales go to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund, dedicated to restoring music education in American public schools), and noticed this week that the vinyl 7″s are now back in stock. I bought one, now you can too. […]

  2. Day maker!

  3. I think it’s a German phenomenon that the audience appears pretty much unimpressed, but I am sure everyone is freaking out inside…

  4. First I head of this band was in Inherent Vice, the song Vitamin C blasts through like woohh. So i am excited to get this one.

  5. This apathetic crowd watching this free guy reflect pretty well the society as I see it. Where we watch what we want to be, what we imagine we are, but we cowardly don’t dare to display any sign of originality and self expression. Except for you. You’re different.

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