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Rob Young Rough Trade East

Six Things with Rob Young

May 22, 2018 | by James Stone

Tags: All Gates Open, CAN, Krautrock, Rob Young, The Story of Can

Recently, we went on a trip to Rough Trade East with Rob Young, the co-author of All Gates Open: The Story of Can. The music writer, (whilst sporting a fine Can t-shirt we must point out) picked some Can records alongside krautrock, free jazz and garage rock treasures related to the German innovators.

WATCH Rob Young’s Six Things

Here’s his selection in simple list-form:

Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1972-83 – Various
Delay – Can
Soundtracks – Can
Future Days – Can
This Nation’s Saving Grace / SchtickThe Fall
London SessionsLCD Soundsystem

WIN Rob Young’s record selection

Faber Social are offering one lucky person the chance to WIN all six of Rob’s records (featured in the above film) plus a copy of All Gates Open: The Story of Can and a limited edition badge/t-shirt set To enter, watch Rob Young’s Six Things to find the answer to the following question.

Which city does Rob Young say Can met legendary vocalist Damo Suzuki? 

Answers to by 12 noon on Tuesday 26 June 2018. Please make sure ‘Rob Young competition’ is the subject line of your email. Competition only open to residents in the UK and Republic of Ireland.



All Gate Open: The Story of Can is available to buy in hardback now. 

Visit Rough Trade East, Old Truman Brewery 91, Brick Ln, London E1 6QL or shop online here.