The Lost Tapes (Box Set)
Released: Jun 2012
Label: Mute Artists
The Lost Tapes isn't essential Can, in all honesty. Rather, the boxed set offers a deep-listening experience for those fans who have memorized the band's classic albums: Monster Movie, Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi, Future Days, Soon Over Babaluma. The tracks -- all previously unreleased, all dating from the 1968 to '77 zone -- aren't demos per se, more like finished songs that are good but not great (thus explaining why they were lost). The most revealing stuff is the live material. As both "Mushroom" and "One More Saturday Night" prove, Can were significantly more greasy and gritty when onstage.
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