March 19, 2016 – 11:53 am

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JAKI LIEBEZEIT R.I.P. 1938 - 2017

Jaki Liebezeit, drummer and co-founder of the German krautrock pioneers Can, died Sunday (January 22, 2017) at the age of 78, reported Rolling Stone magazine. The band’s official Facebook wrote of Liebezeit’s death: “It is with great sadness we have to announce that Jaki passed away this morning from sudden pneumonia. He fell asleep peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We will miss him hugely.” Liebezeit, as well as Can’s original vocalist Malcolm Mooney and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley, were scheduled to perform a 50th anniversary concert celebrating Can’s legacy in London this April. “So sorry to hear the news of Jaki Liebezeit’s passing,” Shelley wrote Sunday. A student of the free jazz scene in Dresden, Germany, Liebezeit co-founded Can in 1968 alongside keyboardist Irmin Schmidt, bassist Holger Czukay and guitarist Michael Karoli; Mooney joined later that year. Exploring the outer reaches of psychedelic rock, the group soon recorded an oft-bootlegged collection of songs that later appeared on their Delay 1968. Their official debut LP, Monster Movie, arrived in 1969. Rolling Stone’s obituary here.

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Giessen 1971 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Volkshall, Watzenborn-Steinberg, Giessen, Germany; October 22, 1971. Fairly good audience recording.

Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first krautrock groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated avant-garde, minimalist, electronic, and world music elements into their often psychedelic and funk-inflected music. - wikipedia

This early Can show is really more for the collectors. Sound isn’t pristine.

Thanks to Richard F, jonsatticuk, Flambay and to tom_phillips (TomP) for sharing this show at Dime.

TomP noted:

The source for this re-master was the original vinyl rip (done by Richard F in January 2014 and first posted on Dime in January 2015). There were a further two sources not taken from the vinyl boot and other Dimers’ legacy recordings to consider, but they all proved to be inferior sounding. Three further Richard F re-rips were received, but they were all of varying quality, contained more vinyl clicks and none were better that the fist rip. Flambay had applied speed corrections to these other rips, so the same settings were used for this re-master. The recording was converted back to its original mono and a few other small fixes were applied to improve the sound. The sound quality may still not be terrific, but the performance is clearer and shines out now.

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Mono Audience recording > DAT > Bootleg LP > Project turntable > Sugden amp > Apogee converters > WAV (24bit 44.1KHz) > WAV (16bit 44.1KHz) > Amadeus (tracked and split) > xACT > FLAC
Edit details (Nero 8 unless indicated:
Converted to dual channel mono using the better sounding L channel
Applied Flambay cents speed correction settings in brackets in the set list (Audition)
Fixed a number of vinyl clicks
Treble EQ +2db
Corrected patches of volume variation throughout
Flac Tags (Tag & Rename)
Flac 6 + SBE / decode check (TLH)

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Click here for Can - BBC In Concert 1973.

Click here for Can - Hanover 1976/Hatfield 1975.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Peking O 22:17 (37.4MB)
Track 102. Paperhouse 11:57 (20.1MB)
Track 103. Full Moon On The Highway 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 104. Lies 9:13 (15.5MB)
51 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Hakucho/Convolusions 18:54 (31.8MB)
Track 202. Bring Me Coffee Or Tea 7:08 (12.0MB)
Track 203. You Doo Right 16:36 (27.9MB)
Track 204. Halleluwah 13:05 (22.0MB)
Track 205. Turtles Have Short Legs 6:36 (11.1MB)
63 mins

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  1. 6 Responses to “CAN - GIESSEN, GERMANY 1971”

  2. So, has anybody ever heard of these guys? I, for one, have not.

    By APex on Mar 20, 2016

  3. Yup. Highly experimental German prog (often called “Krautrock”) from the early 70’s. For adventurous listeners only.

    By Willis on Mar 20, 2016

  4. Apex : FYI Holgar Czukay may be the most famous in British circles as he crossed over here to find out what was going on with the New Wave and Punk scene. I first saw him on the debut appearance by Eurythmics on The Old Grey Whistle Test where he stepped forward during one song and played a single notes blast on a French Horn.
    It moved me . . . . . . .
    N.B. this is for completists only IMHO

    By swappers on Mar 20, 2016

  5. Yes, this is for completists and too bad the sound is not great BUT there are a lot of tunes on here I never heard them do with Damo on vocals: Full Moon On The Highway (from their ater Virgin period) and You Doo Right (orig recorded w/Malcolm on vocals on their first album). Plus there are a couple of pieces I never heard of. And I never realized they did Turtles Have Short Legs live!Looking forward to hearing this.

    By treborij on Mar 24, 2016

  6. APex - Try Can albums Ege Bamyasi or Tago Mago or Rome Remains Rome from Holgar Czukay for an intro.

    By Bernestalker on Mar 25, 2016

  7. @APex:
    Agree with @Bernestalker those albums are great entry points, as is Future Days. I’m a particular fan of Saw Delight because of the African rhythms that run throughout. Many Can fans marginalize that album but I think it’s underrated.

    By kingpossum on Jan 26, 2017

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