John Nielson wrote >Actually, I think most of CAN's classic albums were recorded live to >2-track, and post-production consisted of editing their improvisations >with a razor where necessary.< Yes, you're right about all of this - in fact CAN were using tape loops of rhythm grooves back in 1971 with TAGO MAGO (esp. on "Halleluwa"). What I in fact meant earlier about CAN's demise was that when they stopped using the tape-loop & multi-bounced two-track method with LANDED album in 1975 - and switched to using a 16-track - that this killed the spirit of the band. They admit this themselves. But they nonetheless released a plethora of great albums before this: TAGO MAGO, EGE BAMYASI, FUTURE DAYS, UNLIMITED EDITION, SOON OVER BABALUMA and bootlegs etc. As you can tell by my interest, CAN is one of my favorite all-time bands! P.S. I do not wish to refute the usefulness of DAW's! Basically all of the recordings our band ROPE does end up being edited using CoolEDIT and EMagic stuff. That's more my bandmate's specialty than mine, though.