Can’s ‘Mother Sky’ as it was used in the 1970 British cult classic ‘Deep End’
02.25.2013
01:04 pm

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“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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Deadlock: See Can’s ‘Soundtracks’ music as it was used in the 1970 film

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Merry Krautrockmas: Can do ‘Silent Night,’ 1976
12.25.2012
12:24 pm

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No, seriously, Can recorded “Silent Night”! Not even they were immune to the siren call of a calculated yuletide ploy, but “Silent Night”?

Just now I played this for my wife and asked “Who do you think this is?” and without missing a beat, she said “Can.”
 

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Deadlock: See Can’s ‘Soundtracks’ music as it was used in the 1970 film
12.13.2012
11:07 am

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There were three songs on Can’s Soundtracks album that were used in Deadlock, a film directed by Roland Klick and released in 1970. This is the opening scene and titles. What an amazing and intense piece of music to work with.
 

 
Bonus clip of The Can performing “Deadlock” live on German TV with Damo Suzuki adding his distinctive vocalizing.
 

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