Holger Czukay Quotes
When I was fourteen or fifteen years old, I didn't know if I wanted to become a technician or a musician. And when you are so young you think the one has to exclude the other. So in the very beginning I thought I am sort of a musical wonder-child, and want to become a conductor and that was very very serious, but there was no chance to get educated as I was a refugee after the war. And then, suddenly, electricity. Electricity was such a fascinating thing - it was something. And then I became the boy in a shop who carries the radios to repair them and carries them back again. That was so-called three-dimensional radio, before stereo. There was one front speaker in the radio and at the side, there were two treble speakers which gave an image of spatial depth. I must say these radios sounded fantastic.
It became finally a rock group, we didn't know if we really wanted to become a rock group, but suddenly, somehow we established a rhythm and found out that even a certain sort of impact we got out. And then the desire came, oh yeah, that might be something to interest us. We wanted to try out what can one really do somehow. More by a live concept than by a studio concept actually. And in this state Can started as total beginners. We forgot about what we have studied and we found out that it was very difficult for us all to reduce ourselves to such a limit to such a state where you could say that one tone of everyone was enough. And probably that was the reason how we somehow established a sound. You see if it was too chaotic everything and everyone plays what he has learnt then you disturb more the sound than you create it.
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