Can bassist Holger Czukay is dead

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Can bassist Holger Czukay is dead

Postby Mr.Punch » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:54 pm

Once again, a great influencual musician has passed away...the great Holger Czukay from CAN

http://www.nme.com/news/music/can-co-fo ... 79-2134593

he was so visionary, even back in the 60s, he startet to cut Tapes into pieces and refixed them, to create a new song structure, a technique he perfected with Can and could be seen as the creator of Loops...in 1970!!

I once had the chance to talk to him on the phone. In our then naivity, me and my drummer decided to go directly to Cologne and meet him instead of sending him a tape (asking him to produce us)...we didn`t met him, who wonders? But we found a street cafe where he used to have breakfast...and the waitress gave me his private no....I phoned him, telling who I am...and he replied in a very warm and polite way: See,I am going through a very difficult artistic down period and I am sorry but I see noway of producing you at the moment, foregive me.
I was baffled....the waitress though,told me,that`s his standart line... :D

Great guy!

Check : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGHhSlPJRCI

one of my favs...but let it roll,there are more songs following...ace!!!

oh, here`s one with his late wife U-she: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bff1ZFPbZHA
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Re: Can bassist Holger Czukay is dead

Postby Michael » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:26 pm

Sad news...a great musician of a great band. He's one of the few German legends, whose music will always be listened to!
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