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Can's Tago Mago

Can's Tago Mago

Author: Alan Warner
Series: 331/3
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Finally, a brilliant exploration of the German rock band Can's 1971 album Tago Mago. This hugely unique and influential album deserves close analysis from a fan, rather than a musicologist. Novelist Alan Warner details the concrete music we hear on the album, how it was composed, executed and recorded--including the history of the album in terms of its release, promotion and art work. This tale of Tago Mago is also the tale of a young man obsessed with record collecting in the dark and mysterious period of pop music before Google. Warner includes a backtracking of the history of the band up to that point and also some description of Can's unique recording approach taking into account their home studio set up. Interviews with the two surviving members: drummer Jaki Liebezeit, keyboardist Irmin Schmidt and bassist Holger Czukay make this a hilariously personal and illuminating picture of Can.

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An officially approved account of one of the most influential and powerful albums of the 1970s, this brilliant addition to the 33 1/3 series by Scottish novelist Alan Warner will explore in detail the conception, recording and release of the album Tago Mago by Can.
Table of contents

PART ONE HALLELUWAH AN ANATOMY OF LISTENING CAN WITHOUT THE MUSIC 'LIKE CAN'S DRUMMER.' THE TERRIFYING SEX PISTOLS MR IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS SWEARING A 'RECORD COLLECTION' VAN HALEN & BAGPIPES PART TWO A SPANNER IN THE SKY MADE IN A CASTLE WITH BETTER EQUIPMENT TAGO MAGO CAN WORLD NOT A DREAM THE EDITS A SINGLE SONG WHICH NEVER ENDS NOSTALGIA DANGER THE MYSTERY OF LA ISLA DE TAGOMAGO

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General Fields

  • : 9781628921083
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic USA
  • : January 2015
  • : 165mm X 120mm
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alan Warner
  • : Paperback
  • : 160