SONG OF THE DAY Can – Dizzy Dizzy



The eclectic sounds of Can has influenced the shape of music for so many bands and avant-garde composers over the years, with the likes of Joy Division, Primal scream,Bernhard Langand and Radiohead citing the group as a prime influence.

For Can itself, hearing the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa in the 60’s led to their formation, but for founding member Irmin Schmidt (who never lost touch with his avant-garde classical upbringing), he always kept his focus firmly on his roots.

Dizzy Dizzy was released as a single in 1974 and then appeared on their sixth studio album, Soon Over Babaluma. This was their first album without a lead vocalist following the departure of Damo Suzuki in 1973 (why would you leave this band!!) and instead featured vocals by guitarist Michael Karoli and keyboardist Irmin Schmidt.  It was also the band’s last album to be created using a two-track recorder!  Check it out above and listen to some more Can classics here and here.

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