September 10, 2010 Playlist

"Soundtracks" by Can (1970)
Can  "Soundtracks"  1970 (Germany)
We featured drums last week, and I included two great German drummers (Klaus Dinger and Mani Neumeier), but neglected to mention another legendary beatmaster from the "krautrock" scene:  Can's Jaki Liebezeit.  Perhaps the funkiest of all German drummers, Liebezeit seems to have been majorly inspired by James Brown and holds together one of the loosest improvising ensembles the rock world has ever known.  Soundtracks was Can's second album, comprised of music they made for movies.  It is somewhat overlooked, perhaps because it is a transitional record which includes the last appearance by their original singer, the crazed American Malcolm Mooney, and the first appearance by their most famous singer, the even more crazed Japanese Damo Suzuki.
Can performed songs from this album on German TV with their brand new singer Damo -- here's a shortened version of this album's epic jam "Mother Sky", and another track called "Deadlock".  Can was one of the most popular groups in their homeland during the 1970's, and scored their biggest hit single with a song called "Spoon".  
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request

Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Yes South Side Of The Sky Fragile (R) 1972 UK
Jojo Mayer & Nerve (R) Retox Prohibited Beats 2007 Switzerland/USA
Stewart Copeland Kemba The Rhythmatist (R) 1985 USA
Can Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone Soundtracks
1970 Germany
Can Soul Desert Soundtracks
1970 Germany
Can Mother Sky Soundtracks
1970 Germany
The Electric Mess
Mondo Bongo Electric Mess (N) 2010 (self release) USA
The Black Angels
Yellow Elevator #2 Phosphene Dream (N) 2010 (Blue Horizon) USA
Slayer Killing Fields Divine Intervention 1994 USA
Metallica The Shortest Straw ...And Justice For All 1988 USA
The Sword
The Chronomancer Part II: Nemesis Warp Riders (N) 2010 (Kemado) USA
Electric Flower The Bride Screamed Murder (N) 2010 (Ipecac) USA
Ten Kens
Grassmaster For Posterity (N) 2010 (Last Gang) Canada
Holy Fuck
SHT MTN Latin (N) 2010 (Young Turks/XL) Canada
Serpentina Satelite Fobos Mecanica Celeste (N) 2010 (Rocket) Peru
Nice Nice
On And On Extra Wow (N) 2009 (Warp) USA
Pieces So I Ate Myself, Bite By Bite (N) 2010 (Graveface) USA
Cloudland Canyon
Mothlight Part 2 Fin Eaves (N) 2010 (Holy Mountain) USA
Sun Araw The Stakeout On Patrol (N) 2010 (Not Not Fun) USA
The Velvet Underground Heroin The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 USA
Husker Du Flip Your Wig Flip Your Wig 1985 USA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Love Or Confusion Are You Experienced? 1967 USA/UK
Silver Apples I Have Known Love Contact 1969 USA
Spirit Uncle Jack Spirit 1968 USA
King Crimson Red Red 1974 UK
Stomu Yamashita As Expanding As Red Buddha 1971 Japan
Seishokki Track 9 Organs Of Blue Eclipse rec. 1975-77 Japan
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