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CanThey may not have had the sales, and their album covers rarely graced the walls of middle-American teenagers, but Can were The Beatles of experimental, progressive rock. From 1969 to 1979 they released a clutch of eleven albums that saw them dabble with electronics and noise and synths that would go on and form the foundation of careers for the likes of Public Image Limited and The Fall. Formed in Cologne in 1968, three years before fellow Krautrock (experimental music that edged towards the mechanical. Which if you think about it, is very German) avant-garde bedfellows Neu! Can could, and did, do anything and everything.


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