I'm Gonna Give My Despair
February 10, 2024 9:31 PM   Subscribe

Damo Suzuki has passed into the infinite. Best known for his time as the singer of Can, he also created a wealth of other music and art, as well as inspiring many other artists . See some vintage footage of him in action here.
posted by SystematicAbuse (33 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
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Pour out some Vitamin C

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Somehow only listened to Can in the 00s and I’d you had told me it was made then and not the 70s I totally would have believed you.
posted by Artw at 11:33 PM on February 10 [6 favorites]


DEKT coincidentally posted this Moonshake cover today.

RIP Mr. Suzuki. Major influence.
posted by readyfreddy at 11:33 PM on February 10 [2 favorites]


nardwuar vs damo suzuki
(interview starts around the 34 minute point)

fifteen minutes of Spoon

calling down Mother Sky
posted by philip-random at 11:50 PM on February 10 [4 favorites]


Don’t forget Parappa.

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Such a mesmeric performer
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Energy onstage personified. A giant.
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posted by djseafood at 6:56 AM on February 11


Can - Rockplast 1970
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posted by WalkingAround at 8:45 AM on February 11


this is a blast from a few years back, which is well worth sticking with for a few minutes. And ummm, I think it has to be said. It rather runs contrary to the title of this post, gives way more than despair ...

KRAUTROCK KARAOKE vol.3 "I'm so green" by CAN

Performed by
vol--Satomi Matsuzaki(DEERHOOF)
vol- Monna Akihide (Bo Ningen)
Viollin-Sarah Anderson(Chrome Hoof)
Guitar- Demian Castellanos(The oscillation)
Bass- Tom Relleen(The Oscillation))
electronics- Jose Peix
Saxophone-Simon von Balthzar(fanfarlo)
saxophone-William Cunningham(Clout)
Drum-Valentina Magaletti(The Oscillation,Tomaga)
posted by philip-random at 9:02 AM on February 11


Amazing and Visionary person, one of a kind. I had the honor to play in a pop-up band with him in Brooklyn when he was touring about 15 years ago. RIP
posted by Liquidwolf at 9:41 AM on February 11 [5 favorites]


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posted by gusandrews at 9:58 AM on February 11


I had the honor to play in a pop-up band with him in Brooklyn when he was touring about 15 years ago.

in that Nardwuar interview I linked to above, there's mention (I don't know how true it is) that in one year, he played with over a thousand different musicians. Constant touring to different towns, a different pop-up band in every town. It's possible
posted by philip-random at 10:37 AM on February 11 [2 favorites]


I saw him about the same time as Liquidwolf, in a rinky-dink community centre in Ladbroke Grove. I might still have the CD he signed for me, sold by his backing band for the night: some random prog rockers who were clearly thrilled to be on stage with a legend. There were no more than two, three dozen people in the room that night and Suzuki kept all eyes on him throughout the entire mesmerising experience.

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posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 1:05 PM on February 11 [1 favorite]


The real deal, and by all accounts a sweet guy and generous collaborator whose enthusiasm for the music did not dim with age. RIP and thank you, Damo Suzuki.
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