Ege Bamyası (studio album) by Can

Ege Bamyası
Ege Bamyası by Can
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 299th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 628 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1972 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (77th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (299th)
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Ege Bamyası is ranked 2nd best out of 28 albums by Can on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Can is Tago Mago which is ranked number 146 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,141.

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From 02/17/2021 01:53
I'm sure there's a direct correlation between everyone calling this accessible and it being the Can album I've enjoyed the most so far.
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From 11/27/2020 16:14
This is pop music - for their standards. There is of course a lot of their trademark stuff: experimentation, jamming, chaos, lyrics that don't make that much sense, but it is still significantly tighter and more accessible than "Tago Mago", it is an album with actual songs, at some points you can almost hear some melodies going on, not to mention there is also some singing (or close to it anyway). This is a good starting point, if you are unfamiliar with their work and want to get into them, but for me there is no comparison between the two albums, "Tago Mago" is their masterpiece. Overall, 60/100.
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From 06/28/2020 19:35
If Can could ever be accessible, this is it. Concise and to the point, but still wildly and wonderfully weird. Ege Bamyası would be anyone else's magnum opus.
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From 02/03/2019 20:58
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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From 02/02/2019 22:07
Hasn't lost a thing in all the years that've gone by. And that drummer is just plain ridiculous.
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From 10/07/2018 16:07
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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From 09/18/2018 17:29
Wow, these guys sure stole a lot from Radiohead
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From 07/02/2018 02:28
Ege Bamayasi achieves its weird avant-garde ideals with only a few hiccups on the longer tracks.
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From 03/21/2018 04:50
This is as timeless as they come. I love it.
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From 08/28/2017 14:14
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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Best Albums of 1972
1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
3. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
4. Close To The Edge by Yes
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6. Transformer by Lou Reed
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