Song of the Day #2,528: ‘Vitamin C’ – Can

can_ege_bamyasiMost of the bands that put out acclaimed albums in 1972 are on my radar to at least some small degree. I might not own any of their music, but I’ve at least heard of them.

But the German rock band Can is completely new to me. I never knew they existed until their song ‘Vitamin C’ played over the opening credits of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. And yes, that’s the second Inherent Vice reference of the week — the film features a lot of music from 1972, despite being set in 1970.

This song was an inspired choice for the film’s opening but I don’t know if it’s enough to send me on a quest to hear more Can.

Many modern bands cite them as an influence, including David Bowie and Talking Heads, both of which I can hear in this track. The band Spoon actually took its name from Can’s biggest hit.

Me? I’m not much of a Krautrock guy.

[Verse 1]
Her daddy got a big aeroplane
Her mommy holds all the family cash
A beautiful rose is standing at the corner
She is living in and out of tune

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
A monster press machine is on her body
She’s stepping on quicksand
A beautiful rose is standing at the corner
She is living in and out of tune

[Chorus x2]

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,528: ‘Vitamin C’ – Can

  1. Dana says:

    I’ve never heard of this band or this song before. Though I like the artists this band influenced, I’m not crazy about this.

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