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Label:
  Spoon Records - http://www.spoonrecords.com/
Serial:
  SPOONSA4
Title:
  Can: Monster Movie
Description:
  "Monster Movie"

Can
Track listing:
  1. Father Cannot Yell
2. Mary, Mary So Contrary
3. Outside My Door
4. You Doo Right
Genre:
  Pop/Rock
Content:
  Stereo
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
 
Recording info:
 

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Reviews: 2

Review by vonwegen March 30, 2005 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
From the very first song, you know you're in for something different. CAN's first Lp is the sound of a band who already knows its way around a recording studio--the trademark hypnotic & repetitive grooves, the eerie vocals (here supplied by original vocalist Malcolm Mooney) and the tight edits of free-form jams are all here in this 4-song workout, with the best track "Yoo Doo Right" breaking the 20-minute mark. The other three are in the 6 to 7 minute range, and none has anything like a normal pop song structure--indeed, this album pre-dates Miles Davis's "Bitches Brew" by well over a year in its use of careful editing to produce a unique sound collage underpinned by Jaki Liebezeit's drumming grooves.

The hybrid stereo SACD brings out a lot more punch & clarity: lots of fine sonic details that were obscured by tape hiss and Lp surface noise now add new dimensions to the music. If you liked "Soundtracks" & "Tago Mago", you will definietly want this one as well.

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Review by progboy April 19, 2012
Performance:   Sonics:
The Can (as they were known back then) released some superb Krautrock albums and 1969's release set the stage for this unique band who were a whole lot less concerned with song structure and much more based on sound and mood. I will admit that Movie Monster will not be for everyone.....a real cross of psychedelia, minimalism and Rock. Lead singer on this album was a guy by the name of Malcolm Mooney who like Damo later really uses vocals like an instrument and much less about the singing.
The centerpiece of the album is a 20 mins epic track called "Yoo Doo Right" which is full of swirls and twirls and gets to explores some pretty trippy space....in many ways not unlike early Barrett infused Pink Floyd era. But there is something magical about this album as with all Can albums. It will take you a few listens to really get your head around.

As for the sound on the Hybrid SACD/CD I only have an old CD bootleg to compare to so I guess I really cant comment too much but I will say that this has like all the Spoon releases an excellent wide range on the SACD layer and offers some nice speaker separation.

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