Following the release of the ‰Û÷Can Vinyl Box‰۪, the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the Can studio albums individually on vinyl.
Released in batches, the first albums in the series to be released are ‰Û÷Ege Bamyasi‰۪, ‰Û÷Monster Movie‰۪, ‰Û÷Soundtracks‰۪ and ‰Û÷Tago Mago‰۪.
The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator Jono Podmore.
‰Û÷Monster Movie‰۪ is the debut album from Can, recorded and released in 1969. The use of improvisation, experimentation, editing and layering of sounds set a standard for Can‰۪s subsequent albums in the early 1970s, which were seminal to the freewheeling avant-garde style dubbed ‰Û÷Krautrock‰۪ by the British music press.
The album is credited to The Can, a name suggested by vocalist Malcolm Mooney and adopted by democratic vote. Previously the band had been known as Inner Space, which later became the name of their purpose-built recording studio. Some copies of the album bore the subtitle ‰ÛÏMade in a castle with better equipment‰, referring to Schloss N̦rvenich, the 14th Century castle in North Rhine-Westphalia where the band recorded from 1968 - 69.
The 20-minute jam ‰Û÷Yoo Doo Right‰۪ was pared down from 6 hours‰۪ taping, while the lyrics of ‰Û÷Mary, Mary So Contrary‰۪ riff off of ‰Û÷Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary‰۪, a popular English nursery rhyme.
‰Û÷Monster Movie‰۪ was the only Can album on which Malcolm Mooney performed all of the vocals until ‰Û÷Rite Time‰۪, 20 years after.åÊ