Can - Tago Mago
Following the release of the ‘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 ‘Ege Bamyasi’, ‘Monster Movie’, ‘Soundtracks’ and ‘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.
A “landmark release in the history of rock ‘n’ roll” - Mojo Honours List winner of Classic Album Award
“Stunning” - John Lydon
“Sounds only like itself, like no-one before or after” - Julian Cope
“Mind expanding” - Q
“The music was like nothing I’d ever heard before, not American, not rock & roll but mysterious and European.” - Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream
Of all the band’s oeuvre, ‘Tago Mago’ has been most often cited as an influence for a host of artists including John Lydon, Radiohead, The Fall, Ariel Pink, Fuck Buttons, Sonic Youth, Factory Floor and Queens Of The Stone Age. Just last week Geoff Barrow (Portishead) mentioned Can as his favourite and most inspiring band ever (The Quietus).
‘Tago Mago’ the first album with Damo Suzuki on vocals, features the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards and was recorded at Schloss Nörvenich in 1971.