Bill Swansea - Are you familiar with Shikako Maru Ten?
It was released as a b-side to the single version of Spoon in 1971, the same year as 'Turtles'. Its downbeat, 7/8 shuffling groove is one my my favourite non-album tracks.
Here's my rubbish but (to me at least) pleasing Can anecdote from a couple of weeks ago. As its autumn I was hankering for a bit of nostalgia and was poking around Flickr for images of London in the 1970s and 80s when I noticed a black and white set from the Notting Hill Carnival. I thought this should provide succor with a background glimpse of an Austin Allegro or something when I chanced on this image:http://www.flickr.com/photos/30063076@N02/5692702098
Clearly Holger from Can up to some mad shit. Feeling bold, I blasted the link over to czukay.de and had a charming exchange of emails with the old buffer. He remembered it well and spoke fondly of his Nakamichi tape machine that he was using to capture festival ambiance.
(Of course I took no credit for this and copied in the owner too who was an interesting guy in his own right, he mentioned the republic of Frestonia
and the London squat scene of that period whose burning braziers and greyscale concrete more than provided the period hit I was after.)