38 review for The Can Book

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melting Uncle

    CAN is one of the best bands of the 1970's. As far as I know there isn’t any other book about Can so this is an important document featuring original research, interviews with the band, cool photos, etc. The narrative ends 30 years ago just after Rite Time but I guess Can didn’t really do much else after that right? In theory it would be nice some day to get a full-on 350 page biography but truthfully it sounds like for the most part they were just practicing 12 hours a day and playing 5 hour conc CAN is one of the best bands of the 1970's. As far as I know there isn’t any other book about Can so this is an important document featuring original research, interviews with the band, cool photos, etc. The narrative ends 30 years ago just after Rite Time but I guess Can didn’t really do much else after that right? In theory it would be nice some day to get a full-on 350 page biography but truthfully it sounds like for the most part they were just practicing 12 hours a day and playing 5 hour concerts. What more do you really need to know? Bring this back into print, you monsters. //Edit: A year after this review was written, the official CAN bio All Gates Open by Irmin Schimdt and Rob Young appeared. Also - Jaki Liebezeit: Life, Theory, and Practice of a Master Drummer edited by Jon Podmore is now available. but this CAN book was the first!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Darran Mclaughlin

    Unfortunately, a very bad book. Can deserve a much better book. It's just really badly written, broken up into short biographies of the members and a perfunctory chronological account of the years the band was in operation. It does nothing to convey the magic of that unique music. I only give it a second star because it inspired me to listen to loads of Can over the last few days. Unfortunately, a very bad book. Can deserve a much better book. It's just really badly written, broken up into short biographies of the members and a perfunctory chronological account of the years the band was in operation. It does nothing to convey the magic of that unique music. I only give it a second star because it inspired me to listen to loads of Can over the last few days.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jlawrence

    Good book covering the fantastic krautrock band Can -- too short, but nonetheless filled with interviews and intriguing facts, and hints of rare recordings I will never, ever find.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Terrorb

    Interesting facts about a great band but written in quite a cold "matter of fact" way like a reference book and far too short to give it any more than 3 stars. Interesting facts about a great band but written in quite a cold "matter of fact" way like a reference book and far too short to give it any more than 3 stars.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Karl Cousins

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    Al

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    Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez

  8. 5 out of 5

    Gaz

  9. 5 out of 5

    Justin Bieberkopf

  10. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

  11. 4 out of 5

    Marc

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cedric

  13. 4 out of 5

    Donald B.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mick Bordet

  15. 4 out of 5

    Paul

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    Andrew

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    Chris Meloche

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    Andy Larsen

  19. 5 out of 5

    Guðmundur Ingi

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    Derek Pryde

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    Keith Astbury

  22. 4 out of 5

    John Burroughs

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kai Weber

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Auston

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    Shawn

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mx

  27. 4 out of 5

    Brian Duguid

  28. 5 out of 5

    Donny Van zandt

  29. 4 out of 5

    blair corbett

  30. 4 out of 5

    Josh Luft

  31. 5 out of 5

    Noah

  32. 5 out of 5

    Emily

  33. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

  34. 4 out of 5

    Frank Winter

  35. 4 out of 5

    Trevor Stevens

  36. 5 out of 5

    Steven Chang

  37. 5 out of 5

    Truls Krane Meby

  38. 4 out of 5

    Charles Zardo

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