Can 'Ege Bamyasi' LP
• Following the release of the ‘Can Vinyl Box’, the limited edition box set that consisted of 17 LPs housed in a linen wrapped box, Mute are now proud to release the Can studio albums individually on vinyl.
• Released in batches, the first albums in the series to be released are ‘Ege Bamyasi’, ‘Monster Movie’, ‘Soundtracks’ and ‘Tago Mago’.
• The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator Jono Podmore.
• ‘Ege Bamyasi’ is the fourth studio album by Can.
• The album contains the single ‘Spoon’, which charted in the Top 10 in Germany and was used as the theme of the German TV series ‘Das Messer’ (The Knife).
• ‘Ege Bamyasi’ means ‘Aegean Okra’ in Turkish.
• Pitchfork featured the record at #19 on its Top 100 Albums Of The 1970s. British music paper Melody Maker wrote “Can are without doubt the most talented and most consistent experimental rock band in Europe, England included.”
• Various artists have cited ‘Ege Bamyasi’ as an influence. Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth recalls “It was unlike anything else I was hearing at the time.”
• Geoff Barrow of Portishead picked Ege Bamyasi as one of their favourite 13 Albums on The Quietus’ Bakers Dozen series.
• ‘I’m So Green’ was covered by Beck.
• Kanye West sampled from ‘Sing Swan Song’ for his song ‘Drunk And Hot Girls’ on the album ‘Graduation’ and derives many of the song’s lyrics from Damo Suzuki’s vocals.
• ‘Vitamin C’ can be heard in Pedro Almodóvar’s movie ‘Broken Embraces’.
Catalogue number: XSPOON8