Stephen Malkmus And Friends – Can’s Ege Bamyasi (Matador)

In an old interview with Stephen Malkmus, he mentioned listening to Ege Bamyasi every night before he went to bed for about three years. And in the beginning of this performance of that entire album (with a slightly rearranged tracklist) Stephen refers to the ’70s krautrock band as “Top 10 best ever,” then corrects himself to say, “Maybe even Top 3.” This is cool for people who’ve never heard of the band, or the diehard fans that insist Tago Mago is better. Ege Bamyasi was always the best entry point for Can and everything from the motorik percussion and the guitar work to Stephen’s attempt to sing like Damo Suzuki is a loving tribute.

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