CAN- Monster Movie SPOON 004 KRAUT 12" Vinyl LP Album

This is the 1978 issue on Spoon with white labels, bearing only one catalogue number (SPOON 004) and NO barcode.

Album Front Cover Photo of CAN Monster Movie SPOON 004 KRAUT

Album Description & Collectors information:

 

Monster Movie is the debut album by the German krautrock band Can, recorded and released in 1969. After the release of their first two singles in 1968, Can produced an album that was to be their full-length debut, entitled Prepared to Meet Thy Pnoom, but no record company was willing to release it. Monster Movie was Can's attempt to make a more accessible record for commercial release.

The cover of the album depicts the giant faceless figure of Marvel Comics' character Galactus, and is credited to "The Can", a name originally suggested by vocalist Malcolm Mooney and taken on as a result of a democratic vote. Previously the band were known as "Inner Space", which later became the name of their purpose-built recording studio. Some copies of the LP bore the subtitle "Made in a castle with better equipment". Upon its release in 1969, the album became very influential in the development of the krautrock genre. From the Velvet Underground-inspired "Father Cannot Yell", to the 20-minute jam (pared down from 6 hours) "Yoo Doo Right", Monster Movie brings together elements of psychedelic rock, blues, free jazz, world music and other styles of music in which the members of Can were steeped. With its balance of songwriting, improvisation, experimentation, and layering of sounds, the album set a standard for Can's subsequent albums in the early 1970s, Monster Movie enjoys the distinction of being the only album released during the Can's original decade as a band on which Malcolm Mooney performed all of the vocals. Two more Mooney songs appeared on 1970's Soundtracks album, with the majority featuring his replacement, Damo Suzuki.

Music Genre:

Krautrock, Acid, Psychedelic 

Album Production Information:

The album: "CAN - Monster Movie" was produced by: Can

This album was recorded live at: Schloss Norvenich

Album cover design: Wandrey Studios, Hamburg

Liner notes by Karlheinz Freynok

Record Label Information:

White Spoon Records Spoon 004 / 66.22.237-01

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1969 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: CAN - Monster Movie
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Irmin Schmidt – keyboards
  • Jaki Liebezeit – drums
  • Holger Czukay – bass
  • Michael Karoli – guitar
  • Malcolm Mooney – vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "CAN - Monster Movie"

The detailed tracklist of this record "CAN - Monster Movie" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. 1. "Father Cannot Yell" 7:06
  2. 2. "Mary, Mary So Contrary" 6:21
  3. 3. "Outside My Door" 4:11
    Side Two:
  1. 4. "Yoo Doo Right" 20:27

 

Front Cover Photo Of CAN - Monster Movie SPOON 004 Kraut 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

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Photo Of The Back Cover CAN - Monster Movie SPOON 004 Kraut 12" Vinyl LP Album

 

CAN - Monster Movie SPOON 004 Kraut 12" Vinyl LP Album back cover

Close up of Side One record's label CAN - Monster Movie SPOON 004 Kraut 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Monster Movie" White Colour Spoon-Records Record Label Details: Spoon 004 , LC 7395 , 66.22.237-01-1 , 1969

"Monster Movie" White Colour Spoon-Records Record Label Details: Spoon 004 , LC 7395 , 66.22.237-01-1 , 1969
 

Index of CAN Band with Holger Czukay Vinyl Album Discography & Album Cover Gallery

Mini-biographies of CAN's band-members

  Holger Czukay was a German musician and co-founder of the experimental rock band Can. He was born in 1938 and passed away in 2017. He was a bassist, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist, and was known for his use of tape loops and electronic techniques in his music. He was also a pioneer in the use of sampling in music.

  Czukay was one of the main songwriters and producers in Can and played a crucial role in the band's development of the krautrock genre. He also released several solo albums, which often featured collaborations with other artists and showcased his unique experimental approach to music.

  Czukay's work with Can and his solo albums have been cited as major influences by many musicians and bands in various genres, including electronic, experimental, industrial, and alternative.

  was a German musician, and guitarist for the experimental rock band Can. He was born in 1948 and passed away in 2001. He was a versatile musician and was known for his use of unconventional guitar techniques and electronic sounds in his music.

  Karoli was a founding member of Can, and played a major role in the band's development of the krautrock genre. Along with Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt, he was one of the band's main songwriters, and his guitar playing was a key part of Can's sound. He also played violin, bass guitar and sang on some of the band's songs.

  Karoli's work with Can has been cited as a major influence by many musicians and bands in various genres, including electronic, experimental, industrial, and alternative. His guitar playing was kno

  Jaki Liebezeit was a German drummer and percussionist, and the drummer for the experimental rock band Can. He was born in 1938 and passed away in 2017. He was known for his precise, minimalistic drumming style and his use of electronic drums.

  Liebezeit was a founding member of Can and played a major role in the band's development of the krautrock genre. He was known for his unique drumming style, which often involved using a minimalistic approach to create a hypnotic, repetitive rhythm. His style was heavily influenced by African and Middle Eastern rhythms and he was considered one of the most innovative drummers of his time.

  Liebezeit's work with Can has been cited as a major influence by many musicians and bands in various genres, including electronic, experimental, industrial, and alternative. He was known for his precise, minimalistic drumming style and his use of electronic drums. His drumming technique and style was considered as one of the most original in rock history.

  Irmin Schmidt a German musician and composer, keyboardist and founding member of the experimental rock band Can. He was born in 1937. He is also known for his work as a solo artist and composer for film and theater.

 Schmidt was one of the main songwriters and producers in Can, and his keyboard playing was a key part of the band's sound. He was also known for his use of electronic sounds and unconventional techniques in his music. He was heavily influenced by avant-garde, classical, and world music. He formed Can with Holger Czukay and Michael Karoli in 1968, and the band went on to become one of the leading bands in the genre of krautrock.

 After the band's dissolved, Schmidt has released several solo albums, collaborated with various artists and composed music for films and theater. He has also been involved in various other musical projects. His work with Can and his solo albums have been cited as major influences by many musicians and bands in various genres, including electronic, experimental, industrial, and alternative.

  Damo Suzuki a Japanese musician, the vocalist for the experimental rock band Can during their most productive period in the 1970s. Suzuki joined the band in 1970, after the departure of the band's original vocalist Malcolm Mooney. He sang on several of the band's most well-known albums, including "Tago Mago," "Ege Bamyasi," and "Future Days".

  Suzuki's style of singing was characterized by his use of free-form, improvisational vocals, often in a falsetto register, and was considered as one of the most original and avant-garde in rock music. His live performances with Can were known for their intensity and unpredictability, and he was a major contributor to the band's development of the krautrock genre.

  After leaving Can in 1973, Suzuki went on to perform with various other bands and musicians, and he continues to perform and record to this day. His work with Can has been cited as a major influence by many musicians and bands in various genres, including electronic, experimental, industrial, and alternative. He is also known for his unique approach to live performances, often singing without a microphone and using the audience's space to create a unique atmosphere.