The Faber Shop has reopened. Browse our curated selection of books and discover exclusive products for Faber Members.

All Gates Open

All Gates Open

Last 3 in stock
ISBN
9780571311521
Published
01/08/2019
9780571311521
Format
Paperback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
592

About the Book

‘A real treat for Can fans.’ Spectator

All Gates Open is the definitive story of the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: Can.

In part one, Rob Young gives us the full biography– an in-depth and exhilarating history of the band.

In part two, Irmin Schmidt presents an oral history of Can, drawing on extensive interviews with many musicians who cite the band as an influence, including Bobby Gillespie and Mark E. Smith.

An essential book for Can fans, All Gates Open is illustrated throughout with previously unseen art, photographs and ephemera from the band’s archive.

‘A real treat for Can fans.’ SpectatorAll Gates Open is the definitive story of the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: Can. In part one, Rob Young gives us the full biography– an in-depth and exhilarating history of the band.In part two, Irmin Schmidt presents an oral history of Can, drawing on extensive interviews with many musicians who cite the band as an influence, including Bobby Gillespie and Mark E. Smith.An essential book for Can fans, All Gates Open is illustrated throughout with previously unseen art, photographs and ephemera from the band’s archive.
  • Rob Young

    Rob Young is the author of Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music, Rough Trade and Warp, and the editor of Undercurrents: The Hidden Wiring of Modern Music and The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music. He has contributed to publications including The Wire, Uncut, the Guardian, Sight & Sound, Frieze and Art Review. He lives in Oslo.

“Rob Young has immersed himself with tremendous zeal in unreleased Can material and bootleg recordings . . . Young’s Can-opener of a book is a real treat for Can fans.”
- Ian Thomson, Spectator
“Young is a phenomenal scholar whose understanding of Can runs deep . . . All Gates Open is a cerebral book about a cerebral band.”
- Kitty Empire, Observer

Books by this Author

Social Electric Eden

Electric Eden

Rob Young

Social All Gates Open

All Gates Open

Rob Young
Irmin Schmidt

Social All Gates Open

All Gates Open

Rob Young
Irmin Schmidt

Social Electric Eden

Electric Eden

Rob Young