Tago Mago was Can's third long-player originally released in 1971, and the second album to feature the vocals of Damo Suzuki, who took over from Malcolm Mooney. Generally considered as the band's best work, consisting of intensely rhythmic jazz-inspired drumming, improvised guitar and keyboard soloing, tape edits, and Suzuki's idiosyncratic vocalisms. Seven mighty tracks with the band at their kosmische psychedelic peak through seminal tracks such as Mushroom and the side-long pieces Halleluwah and Aumgan. It was recorded at Schloss Nörvenich in 1971, released later that year on United Artists.
Can’s influence is well known and far-reaching and the impact they made on music is felt today as keenly as ever has been. They themselves have always been impossible to classify and reflecting this, the scope of artists who in recent years have cited Can as a major influence is varied. Of all the band’s oeuvre, Tago Mago has been most often cited as an influence for a host of artists including John Lydon, Radiohead, The Fall, Ariel Pink, Fuck Buttons, Sonic Youth, Factory Floor and Queens Of The Stone Age.
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