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1972

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Ege Bamyasi - Can

Released: 9 November 1972

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Recorded: Inner Space Studio, 1972

Genre: Krautrock, Experimental rock, Psychedelic rock

Length: 39:26

Label: United Artists

Producer: Can

Ege Bamyası is the fourth studio album by the German experimental rock band Can which was originally released as an LP in 1972 by United Artists. The album contains the single “Spoon”, which charted in the Top 10 in Germany, largely because of its use as the theme of a German TV thriller mini-series called “Das Messer” (The Knife). The success of the single allowed Can to move to a better studio in which they recorded Ege Bamyası. Ege Bamyası was remastered as a hybrid SACD in 2004 which includes a booklet with commentary on the album by former Melody Maker journalist David Stubbs, as well as previously unreleased photos of the band.

The cover artwork, in addition to being a pun on the band’s name (as it depicts a can labeled “CAN”), reflects several of the band members’ continued interest in traditional music; “Ege Bamyası” means “Aegean Okra” in Turkish. The album has received much critical acclaim since its release and has been cited as an influence by various artists. Several artists have played cover versions of songs from Ege Bamyası. Remix versions of several tracks by various artists are included on the album Sacrilege.


Singles released from the Album:

Spoon” Released in October 1971

Vitamin C” Released in February 1972

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