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Monster Movie > Can

Artist: Can
Label: United Artists Records
Catalog#: UAS 29094
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1969-08
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
One look at the background of the members of Can (Stockhausen, WDR etc.), and the last thing you’d think is that they were a rock band. Similarly, listening to the music of Can, you’d also have to stretch the concept of rock-n-roll to fit them in. Krautrock was Germany’s answer to the psychedelic and progressive music of the late ‘60s, and certainly a unique idiom in and of itself. But even Can’s post-psychedelic groove had much more to do with the avant-garde, even by krautrock’s standards.

Hot Rats > Zappa, Frank

Artist: Frank Zappa
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1969-10
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Somewhere early in the continuum of rock-n-roll is the genius of Frank Zappa. Raised in the high desert outside of Los Angeles, legend has it that a young Frank was granted a long-distance phone call for his fifteenth birthday: the recipient was composer Edgard Varese... Zappa’s first release was in late 1966. Credited to The Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!

Emergency! > Tony Williams Lifetime, The

Artist: Tony Williams Lifetime
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: 23-3001
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1969-05
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Just 17 years old when he joined Miles Davis’ quintet in 1962, drummer Anthony Williams spent his teen years playing in the clubs of Boston. By the end of the decade though, Williams was off in a completely different direction. New York City was a fertile ground at the time, and the seeds of fusion were being sown. Williams (among many others) jammed with Jimi Hendrix, and there’s little doubt of the guitarist’s influence on what would follow.

The Word Is Live > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Rhino / Elektra
Catalog#: R2 78234
Format: CD
Country: United States
Released: 2005

Yesyears > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Warner Music Vision
Catalog#: 8536-50250-2
Format: DVD
Country: United States
Released: 2003

Yessongs > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Image Entertainment
Catalog#: 14381-4209-2
Format: DVD
Country: United States
Released: 2003-02

Live In Philadelphia 1979 > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Sanctuary Visual Entertainment
Catalog#: SDE3005
Format: DVD
Country: United States
Released: 2002

Something's Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970 > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: New Millennium Communications
Catalog#: PILOT 25
Format: CD
Country: United States
Released: 1997-10-14

Yesyears > Yes

Artist: Yes
Format: CD, Box Set
Country: United States
Released: 1991

Classic Yes > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 19320
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1981-11