Interview with Irmin Schmidt

This is a must see interview!

The German composer Irmin Schmidt talks about “krautrock”, Can and how they had to establish a new culture after the war. You don’t have to be interested in music to watch this interview. It’s also about European history and how culture is created and connected with the political environments.

Highlights: How Can made the police leave one of the concerts in Berlin (by playing for more than 6 hours!), where the ‘Can sound’ came from (travelling in sleeping car on the night train!) and the influence of Sly Stone and Otis Redding!

Watch the interview here.

Earlier this week, I published this BBC documentary about krautrock.

Here is a clip with Can on ‘Top Of The Pops’ in 1976:

Here is an excerpt from the mini-documentary:

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