Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1974-03-02 BBC In Concert (Can)
Can were one of those bands no one thought would be as influential in 1974 as they became. They had taken the cause of Progressive Rock and ratcheted it up a few notches and introduced Electronic music in a way that hadn’t been full explored by Rock bands previously. They were not playing around. Can’s founder Irmin Schmidt was already an accomplished composer and concert pianist when he fell under the spell of the likes of Steve Reich and Karlheinz Stockhausen. The result was a dramatic change, not only in his view of music, but in the future of Music for decades to come.
At the time nobody thought otherwise – and man, were they wrong.
Here is Can, recorded live at Golders Green Hippodrome on March 2, 1974 and recorded (thank god) by The BBC.