‘She Brings the Rain,’ by Can. From the 1970 album ‘Soundtracks.’ Introduced by Brian Eno.
Krautrock kings Can formed in Cologne, Germany in 1968, changing the face of rock ‘n’ roll music with their experimental brand of minimalist avant-garde rock. The song ‘She Brings the Rain’ first appeared on 1970’s ‘Soundtracks’, an album that marked a sea change for the band — the replacement of singer Malcolm Mooney with Kenji “Damo” Suzuki. The two singers could not be more different, just like their sounds — Mooney, an African-American sculptor/artist/poet from New York with a smooth, jazzy voice and a slow and psychedelic stream-of-conscious delivery; Suzuki a young and energetic Japanese vocalist whose tightly wound vocal stylings matched the band’s increasingly complex style. The track is Mooney’s swan song with Can, recorded shortly before he left the band to return to the States, reportedly following a mental breakdown and the advice of his psychiatrist.