CAN Present New Full-Length Video For "Vitamin C"



“…stunning…” – Pitchfork

...an exhilarating journey into one of contemporary music’s most inventive
and eccentric bands..." – FLOOD

“… a powerful introduction to this great band’s pleasures…” – MOJO

“… one of the most formidable of all the German groups.” – Uncut

The Singles - a collection of all of CAN’s single releases - is out now on triple vinyl, download and CD as well as via the standard streaming services. Accompanying this release is a triptych of films created by Josh Graham at 
Suspended In Light which features visuals for “She Brings The Rain,” “Dizzy Dizzy" and a brand new full-length video for the CAN classic “Vitamin C.” Watch here.

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CAN, long acknowledged as an important influence on musicians across all genres, recently unveiled an exciting collaboration with WhoSampled. Along with Mute and Spoon Records, WhoSampled has put together The Story of CAN, illustrating the breadth of their incredible legacy through sampling, remixes and cover versions.

Experience The Story of CAN now at

The Singles is the first time CAN’s singles have been presented together and shows the band - not always associated with the single format - in a fascinating new way. This collection includes a bevy of treasures from well-loved tracks like “Halleluwah,” “Vitamin C,” “Spoon,” “Mushroom” and the UK top 40 hit “I Want More” to more obscure singles such as “Shikako Maru Ten” and “Turtles Have Short Legs.” Many of these songs were previously unavailable on vinyl outside of their original 7” release.

CAN, founded in 1967, released their debut album Monster Movie (1969) which set them apart from the mainstream, carving out a sound that transcended the boundaries of experimental electronic, jazz and modern classical music. CAN’s influence extends from post-punk musicians such as Joy Division and Primal Scream, through avant-garde composers including Bernhard Lang, to Radiohead. Irmin Schmidt himself began his musical career as a pupil of Stockhausen and Ligeti, and conducted numerous high-profile orchestras in his native Germany and abroad. Hearing the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa in the 60s led to the formation of CAN but Schmidt never lost touch with his avant-garde classical upbringing, and it is to Schmidt that CAN owed much of its musical eclecticism.

In spring 2018, Faber & Faber are publishing a new book devoted to CAN titled All Gates Open. The special edition will come in two volumes: one will be the first complete, authorized biography of the band written by Rob Young and the second, Can Kiosk by Irmin Schmidt, is a collage of thoughts, visuals and interviews (interviews collated by Max Dax and Robert Defcon).