Can / Monster Movie (Vinyl LP)


Vinyl  LP / Reissue

Remastered – includes download card

Label: Spoon Records

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Vinyl  LP / Reissue – Comes with download card

Remastered from the original tapes


Format: Vinyl LP


Release date: 2014

Release notes

Can are making all of their studio albums available individually on vinyl — remastered from the original tapes and include digital copies.

The albums were mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore.

Monster Movie is the debut album of Can, recorded and released in 1969. The use of improvisation, experimentation, editing and layering of sounds set a standard for Can’s subsequent albums in the early 1970s, which were seminal to the freewheeling avant-garde style dubbed “krautrock” by the British music press.

The album is credited to “The Can”, a name suggested by vocalist Malcolm Mooney and adopted by democratic vote. Previously the band had been known as “Inner Space”, which later became the name of their purpose-built recording studio. Some copies of the LP bore the subtitle “Made in a castle with better equipment”, referring to Schloss Nörvenich, the 14th-century castle in North Rhine-Westphalia where the band recorded from 1968-69.

The 20-minute jam “Yoo Doo Right” was pared down from 6 hours’ taping, while the lyrics of “Mary, Mary So Contrary” riff off of Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, a popular English nursery rhyme.

Monster Movie was the only Can album on which Malcolm Mooney performed all of the vocals until Rite Time, 20 years after.


  1. Father Cannot Yell
  2. Mary, Mary So Contrary
  3. Outside My Door
  4. Yoo Doo Right

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