Euphonic Video Night featuring:
Can documentary & concert video
9pm, Fri, Aug 15
290 MLK Jr. Drive, SE, Suite 8
Part 1: Can - Documentary (87 minutes)
(compiled by Rudi Dolezal & Hannes Rossacher)
Arguably the most revered and influential Kraut Rock group, this documentary includes the following songs:
Paperhouse, Vernal Equinox, I Want More, Dizzy Dizzy, Below This Level, and more,
plus TV appearances from:
Old Grey Whistle Test, Top Of The Pops, Musik Extra 3, Szene '74 and other vintage interviews and features on German television, excerpts from the Rite Time documentary...
Part 2: Can - Free Concert (53 minutes)
Live performance at the Cologne Sporthalle from 1972.
A one-time only showing. Presently unavailable in any record stores or video rental outlets.
"Always at least three steps ahead of contemporary popular music, Can was the leading avant-garde rock group of the '70s. From their very beginning, their music didn't conform to any commonly held notions about rock & roll -- not even those of the countercultures. Inspired more by 20th century classical music than, say Chuck Berry, their closest contemporaries were Frank Zappa or possibly the Velvet Underground. Yet their music was more serious and inaccessible than either of those artists. Instead of recording tight pop songs or satire, Can experimented with noise, synthesizers, nontraditional music, cut-and-paste techniques, and, most importantly, electronic music; each album marked a significant step forward from the previous album, investigating new territories that other rock bands weren't interested in exploring."
- Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide