Listening Booth – Can, “Vitamin C”

Listening Booth – Can, “Vitamin C”

I came across a rather interesting combination today on YouTube – the music of legendary Krautrock group Can as the backing track to some random action from the Sims 2 video game.  You can find that here, but I’m not featuring it mainly because they’ve edited down today’s song – “Vitamin C” – and I want to use the whole thing.

So here’s a full version of “Vitamin C” from the brilliant 1972 album Ege Bamyasi.  Enjoy the clever guitar chords and top-notch drumming.  It really is a stunning song.

And don’t forget those lyrics

Her daddy got a big aeroplane,
Her mommy holds all the family cash,
A beautiful blows, I stay at the corner,
She is living in and out of tune.

Hey you,
You’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing your vitamin C.
Hey you,
You’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing your vitamin C,
Your vitamin C.

And at Christmas riding on her pony
Or she is stepping on the pigman’s head,
A beautiful blows, I stay at the corner,
She is living in and out of tune.

Hey you,
You’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing your vitamin C.
Hey you,
You’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing your vitamin C,
Your vitamin C.

Hey you,
You’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing your vitamin C.
Hey you,
You’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing, you’re losing your vitamin C.

Chris Holmes

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