Damo Suzuki, the Japanese musician who spent a handful of memorable years because the lead singer of Can, died yesterday (February 9) on the age of 74. Can’s label, Spoon Information, didn’t disclose a reason behind loss of life in its announcement, however Suzuki had been diagnosed with colon most cancers in 2014. “His boundless artistic power has touched so many over the entire world, not simply with Can, but in addition along with his all continents spanning Community Tour,” the label wrote. “Damo’s form soul and cheeky smile will probably be without end missed.”
Born Kenji Suzuki in Kobe, Japan, the musician discovered his strategy to Germany by the late Sixties, becoming a member of Can after bassist Holger Czukay and drummer Jaki Liebezeit spotted him busking outside of a Munich cafe. Can had launched only one album, 1969’s Monster Movie, with authentic vocalist Malcolm Mooney earlier than Suzuki joined for some work on 1970’s Soundtracks. The group’s first full album with Suzuki was 1971’s Tago Mago, and the vocalist actually made his mark on 1972’s Ege Bamyasi, that includes “Vitamin C” and “Spoon.” Suzuki made only one extra LP with the krautrock band, Future Days, earlier than departing in 1973.
After leaving Can, Suzuki turned a Jehovah’s Witness and spent a couple of decade away from music solely. When he returned to music, he performed reveals globally with totally different native musicians, referring to the excursions as Damo Suzuki’s Community. He recorded quite a few Community and solo releases over the following a long time.