“Mother Sky,” from Can’s Soundtracks album, was used to great effect in Jerzy Skolimowski’s Deep End, the tale of a teenage stalker obsessed with a young woman (model Jane Asher)
Deep End was thought to be “lost” but a new film print was released in British cinemas in 2011, with a deluxe BFI produced Blu-ray DVD coming soon after. You can occasionally catch it on Turner Classic Movies. In a 1982 with Kristine McKenna for the NME, director David Lynch described Deep End as the only film he ever liked that was shot in color.
Below, “Mother Sky” as the song was used in the film:
Blistering live version of “Mother Sky” on German television, 1970. Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt, human metronome Jaki Liebezeit, Michael Karoli and the most singular vocalist in all of rock history, Damo Suzuki.
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