why must I be the thief? why must I be the thief? oh Lord please won't you tell me why must I be the thief? why must I be the thief? he said/asked to the hanging man and how come you're the only one who's lying around and always stares? why must I be the thief? he asked to the hanging man and how come you're the only one who gives me an open hand Why must I be the thief? he cursed and then he frowned and the hanging man put out his hand and looked behind his eyes if you climb that cross to share that other's fate but the jesus' man said "not now my brother not now it's far too late far too late far too late far too late far too late far too late far too late far too late" do what you must take what you can steal the pride from every heart every hanging man every hanging man every hanging man i am a thief i am a thief and you'll be wrong, yes and you owe me hard and i'll get you then yes i do cause you're cause he's just a .. just a .. .. .. i will get you .. cause he's just a .. i will get you .. cause he's just a ..
1981, Delay 1968 de Can
Selon la setist, elle devait être jouée à la fin du concert pour Amnesty International le 10 décembre 1998 à Bercy. Mais à la place, ils ont joué Street Spirit.
pourquoi vous ne l'avez pas jouée à Amnesty ?
Ils l'ont par contre jouée plusieurs fois lors de la tournée Big Top, à l'automne 2000 (et même le 30 septembre 2001 à Osaka). 9 fois en tout.
La reprise est assez fidèle à l'originale, même mieux, si l'on prend la voix en compte (mais comme d'habitude, nous ne sommes pas très objectifs...).
Enregistré à Schloss Noervenich en 1968/1969
Écrit et produit par CAN.
Cet album, sorti en
1981, regroupe les tous premiers
enregistrements connus de Can. Le groupe s'est formé en 1968
à Cologne, Allemagne, et s'est dissous en 1978. À noter
que Thom a cité un autre album de Can comme influence pour l'écriture
de Planet Telex.
Always at least three steps ahead of contemporary popular music, Can was the leading avant-garde rock group of the '70s. From their very beginning, their music didn't conform to any commonly-held notions about rock & roll / not even those of the countercultures. Inspired more by 20th century classical music than Chuck Berry, their closest contemporaries were Frank Zappa or possibly the Velvet Underground. Yet their music was more serious and inaccessible than either of those artists. Instead of recording tight pop songs or satire, Can experimented with noise, synthesizers, nontraditional music, cut-and-paste techniques, and, most importantly, electronic music; each album marked a significant step forward from the previous album, investigating new territories that other rock bands weren't interested in exploring.
Throughout their career, Can's lineup was fluid, featuring several different vocalists over the years; the core band members remained keyboardist Irmin Schmidt, drummer Jaki Leibezeit, guitarist Michael Karoli, and bassist Holger Czukay. During the '70s, they were extremely prolific, recording as many as three albums a year at the height of their career. Apart from a surprise U.K. Top 30 hit in 1978 I Want More they were never much more than a cult band; even critics had a hard time appreciating their music.