15 February 2021
Who: German Krautrock pioneers and sound-explorers
Active: 1968–79, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1999
Album: TAGO MAGO – the band’s 2nd LP
Released: 15 February 1971 – 50 years ago today
Pitchfork wrote: “Tago Mago is seven songs in 73 minutes; the first half is big-beat floor-fillers, the second half yanks the floor away… They were a solid jam band, and Liebezeit could pull off those remarkable rhythms on stage, too, but it’s mostly interesting for its perspective on how much less a band Can might have been without Czukay’s keen razor blade slashing away their excesses and preserving their flashes of revelation.” Full review here. Score: 10/10.
Opening track Paperhouse…