Very nice news coming this afternoon. Another song taken from the forthcoming Can boxset named simply as The Lost Tapes is available for stream below on THIS LOCATION. Deadly Doris features vocals from Malcolm Mooney.
Irmin had this to say about ‘Deadly Doris’:
[This was a] spontaneous live composition from the time in Schloss Nörvenich. The owner of the castle – who let us use the studio for free – was an art collector and sometimes we would play for his guests at the opening nights of exhibitions. Malcolm loved to confuse the people by using an actual event – somebody was called Doris – repeat a few words relating to that event over and over again, like a mantra, obsessively until it would actually become scary.
The Lost Tapes, released 18 June 2012 (19th June In USA & Canada), was curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, compiled by Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore, and edited by Jono Podmore.
When the legendary Can studio in Weilerswist was sold to the German Rock N Pop Museum, they bought everything, including the army mattresses that covered the walls for sound protection, and relocated it to Gronau.
Whilst dismantling the studio, master tapes were found and stored in the Spoon archive. With barely legible labeling, no one was sure what was on these until Irmin Schmidt and long time collaborator Jono Podmore started to go through over 30 hours of music.
What they found was years of archived material, not outtakes, but rather tracks which had been shelved for a variety of reasons – soundtracks to films that were never released and tracks that didn’t make it onto the final versions of albums due to space.
Irmin Schmidt explains “Obviously the tapes weren’t really lost, but were left in the cupboards of the studio archives for so long everybody just forgot about them. Everybody except Hildegard, who watches over Can and its work like the dragon over the gold of the Nibelungen and doesn’t allow forgetting.”
The final cut of tracks, dating from 1968-1977, features studio material recorded at Schloss Nörvenich and Can Studio, Weilerswist with the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards, and on most tracks, vocals from Malcolm Mooney or Damo Suzuki.
CAN THE LOST TAPES TRACKLISTING
Waiting For The Streetcar
Evening All Day
When Darkness Comes
Blind Mirror Surf
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Whore
Spoon – Live
Dead Pigeon Suite
Abra Cada Braxas
A Swan Is Born
On The Way To Mother Sky
Networks Of Foam
Messer, Scissors, Fork and Light
Mushroom – Live
One More Saturday Night – Live
Listen to Millionenspiel, the opening track from The Lost Tapes, HERE.