Can (band)

German experimental rock band / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Can (band)?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


Can (stylized in all caps) were a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne in 1968 by Holger Czukay (bass, tape editing), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar), and Jaki Liebezeit (drums). The group featured several vocalists, most prominently the American Malcolm Mooney (1968–70) and the Japanese Damo Suzuki (1970–73).[8] They have been widely hailed as pioneers of the German krautrock scene.[8][9]

Quick facts: Can, Background information, Origin, Genres, ...
Can c. 1972From left: Karoli, Schmidt, Czukay, Liebezeit, Suzuki
Can c.1972
From left: Karoli, Schmidt, Czukay, Liebezeit, Suzuki
Background information
OriginCologne, West Germany
Years active
  • 1968–1979
  • 1986
  • 1988
  • 1991
  • 1999
LabelsLiberty, United Artists, Spoon, Mute
Past membersMichael Karoli
Jaki Liebezeit
Irmin Schmidt
Holger Czukay
Malcolm Mooney
Damo Suzuki
David C. Johnson
Rosko Gee
Rebop Kwaku Baah

The founding members of Can came from backgrounds in avant-garde music and jazz. They blended elements of psychedelic rock, funk, and musique concrète on influential albums such as Tago Mago (1971), Ege Bamyasi (1972) and Future Days (1973).[8][10] Can also had commercial success with singles such as "Spoon" (1971) and "I Want More" (1976) reaching national singles charts. Their work has influenced rock, post-punk, ambient, and electronic acts.[11]