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Ege Bamyasi (album) by Can

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Ege Bamyasi
Ege Bamyasi by Can (1972)
Overall rank: 356th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 521 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1972 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (94th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (356th)

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CAN 8CD SET Monster Movie Soundtracks Tago Mago Ege Bamyasi Future Days Babaluma
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Can bestography

Ege Bamyasi is ranked 2nd best out of 22 albums by Can on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Can is Tago Mago which is ranked number 164 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,275.

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Tago MagoEge BamyasiFuture Days

Members who like this album also like: Tago Mago by Can, Pink Moon by Nick Drake and In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson.

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Ege Bamyasi track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickPinch
 85/100 (104 votes)
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2.Track pickSing Swan Song
 87/100 (114 votes)
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3.One More Night
 84/100 (96 votes)
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4.Track pickVitamin C
 89/100 (150 votes)
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5.Soup
 80/100 (91 votes)
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6.I'm So Green
 84/100 (106 votes)
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7.Spoon
 85/100 (107 votes)
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84/100 (from 521 votes)
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70/100
03/15/2019 17:43
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70/100
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85/100
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Rating:  
90/100
From Kurtco
CAN is one of the most extraordinary and inventive groups in Rock history. Their "Krautrock" releases a psychedelic energy with German sauce. On this album we find progressive songs rock, blues and a little funky. "Ege Bamyasi" is less dark than "Tago Mago" because of the funky drum game and the groovy bass. The strange solos of guitarist Michaël Karoli are exellent. To conclude, "Ege Bamyasi" is one of CAN's best album and a classic of Experimental Rock. I find it, nevertheless, a little less interesting than "Tago Mago", their masterpiece.

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Best songs: "Vitamin C"
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85/100
From Rivera
Hasn't lost a thing in all the years that've gone by. And that drummer is just plain ridiculous.
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85/100
Just bought this as a vinyl re-release and immediately love it. Interesting drum rhythms and the way the drums have been recorded, i.e. at the front of the mix, make this quite a unique sound. The keyboards and guitars are fairly minamalistic. It's like Syd Barrett era Floyd crossed with Gong and Zappa with a touch of Crimson! Have no idea what is being sung but who cares!
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80/100
Ege Bamayasi achieves its weird avant-garde ideals with only a few hiccups on the longer tracks.
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This is as timeless as they come. I love it.
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From badger
Paperhouse's hazy, washed out introduction to Tago Mago felt like softly slipping into a fever dream, slowly building to a plateu of fuzz guitar freakout, a fitting start to over 2 hours of material cut down and scraped together from sun-dried psychedelia and apocalyptic avant-garde experimentation. At the time, Ege Bamyasi wouldn't have sounded like anything but a natural progression to anyone who had heard Tago Mago, it's very distinctly Can. It has it's differences however, something which is apparent right from the opening moments of Pinch, which put the listener straight into the action. That dissonant note at the beginning and Damo Suzuki's muttered 'Ohh yeah' establish that you've caught them right in the middle of a jam session. There's no build up, no wait for them to lock into the groove, it's like you've walked into the venue to see Can on stage in full flow, playing off eachother masterfully. That sound is a guitar but it's not immediately apparent, Michael Karoli's constantly sustained feedback meanders between the lo-fi gurgles of pond-life during nighttime to the wails of birds and insects above. The keyboard and percussion cut in and out without warning, sometimes ambient and sometimes alien. Holger Czukay teases you with a bassline caught between a strictly percussive role and the all out jazz-funk of 'Halleluwah'. The duality is present in Suzuki's vocals too, there's no middle ground between mumbled and shouted on Pinch, this may be my favourite of his performances with the band.

The abrasiveness is restricted to the second half of "Soup", the beginning of which is signified with an explosion and proceeds to out-weird "Aumgm" and "Peking O". Elsewhere, Ege Bamyasi is arguably Can at their most accessible during the Damo Suzuki period, sandwiched between the noisy second half of Tago Mago and the ambient qualities of Future Days which had less room for vocals and more room for field recordings. Can stop short of the 4 minute mark on three occasions, each time sounding as close as they ever got to a conventional pop song (in fact Spoon was a hit in Germany). The music never comes across as a "watered down" version of previous material though, the flavour created by the bands interests and influences is just split into easily digestible chunks. Maybe i shouldn't use food metaphors on an album with such a strong food theme, hmm.
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100/100
Everything Can is is on this record. The long tracks never seem that long.
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100/100
Impossible to understate the weight of this album and influence it had on so many currents of underground (and some above ground) music scenes to follow it. (Not to mention how this album and band upended and revolutionized my own appreciation of music 20-some years ago.)

Can at the height of its 1968-1974 glory combined Velvet Underground DIY with Miles Davis fusion, Stockhausen experimentation, James Brown soul and groove, some Faust-like recording studio-as-instrument techniques, plus more, then threw it all out to fly eyes-closed improvising via some collective unconsciousness driven workshop where individual members vanished into a hive-mind. Their records are truly avant-garde artefacts (masterpieces) we'll surely still be listening to and studying decades and perhaps centuries from now.

The "Soup"/"Vitamin C" medley is one of the most exciting and exhilarating musical experiences I can think of. And yeah "Spoon" is killer bad-ass. Not a wrong note on the record! ❤️
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100/100
A groovy, Innovative, and revolutionary album
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