Yoo Doo Right

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"Yoo Doo Right"
Song by Can
from the album Monster Movie

"Yoo Doo Right" is the closing track on Can's 1969 debut album, Monster Movie. Edited down from a six-hour improvisation to twenty minutes, the song features a pounding, tribal-influenced rhythm section throughout, along with singer Malcolm Mooney reading excerpts from a love letter in a mantra-like manner.

Can continued to play the song after Mooney's departure, as heard on Can Live Music. It has been covered in abbreviated form by the Geraldine Fibbers, Thin White Rope, Masaki Batoh, Susheela Raman, Jonathan Segel, The Wendys and others. In 2001, shortly after the death of Can guitarist Michael Karoli, a group of musicians associated with Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl performed this song in several hour-long concerts in his memory.

The song was remixed by 3p for the double remix compilation Sacrilege in 1997, reduced to a three-minute, verse-chorus-bridge pop piece.[1]

Thin White Rope covered the song on the 1990 album Sack Full of Silver.

"Movin' on Up" by Primal Scream quotes the lyric "I was blind, now I can see, you made a believer outta me" from "Yoo Doo Right".[2]


  1. ^ Can – Sacrilege at Discogs.
  2. ^ Hands, Steve (August 2005). Can Archived December 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. UK: MusicOMH.

External links[edit]

  • Yoo Doo Right: music performance in memory of Michael Karoli (1948-2001) with video
  • Lyrics of Yoo Doo Right