- Mute, Spoon Records
Ege Bamyasi is the fourth studio album by German krautrock band Can which was originally released as an LP in 1972 by United Artists. The album contains the single "Spoon", which charted in the Top 10 in Germany, largely because of its use as the theme of a German TV thriller mini-series called "Das Messer" (The Knife). The success of the single allowed Can to move to a better studio in which they recorded Ege Bamyası.
The cover artwork, in addition to being a pun on the band's name (as it depicts a can labeled "CAN"), reflects several of the band members' continued interest in traditional music. "Ege Bamyası" means "Aegean Okra" in Turkish. The album has received much critical acclaim since its release and has been cited as an influence by various artists.