Tago Mago by Alan Warner
Finally, a brilliant exploration of the German rock band Can’s monumental 1971 album Tago Mago., Tago Mago is a hugely unique and influential album that deserves close analysis from a fan, rather than a, musicologist. In this officially approved account of one of the most influential and powerful albums of the 1970s, Scottish novelist Alan Warner details the, concrete music we hear on the album as well as how it was composed,, executed and recorded-including the history of the album in terms of, its release, promotion and art work. Warner includes a backtracking of, the history of the band up to that point and also some description of Can’s unique recording approach taking into account their home studio set up. Yet this tale of Tago Mago is more than just a history of the band; it is also the tale of a young man obsessed with record collecting, in the dark and mysterious period of pop music before Google., Through a combination of Warner’s own experiences and interviews with the two surviving members of the band (drummer Jaki Liebezeit, keyboardist Irmin Schmidt and bassist Holger Czukay) Can’s Tago Mago, is a hilariously personal and illuminating picture of one of the biggest names in experimental rock., , 160 pages, paperback.