Vitamin C (song)

"Vitamin C"

German single picture sleeve (1973)
Single by Can
from the album Ege Bamyasi
Released 1972
Recorded Inner Space Studio, Cologne
Genre Krautrock, experimental rock, funk[1]
Length 3:34
Label United Artists
Writer(s) Can
Producer(s) Can

"Vitamin C" is a song by the krautrock band Can on their 1972 album Ege Bamyasi. It is known for its thick bass line, bouncy percussion and catchy chorus, which has Damo Suzuki repeating the line "Hey you! You're losing your Vitamin C". Considering its short length and relatively standard song structure, it is one of the band's more conventional songs.

It was featured in Samuel Fuller's German television Tatort production Kressin & die tote Taube auf der Beethovenstraße (Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street) in 1973, and then also released as a single with the B-side "I'm So Green".

In 1997, an 8-minute version of the song, remixed by British musical outfit U.N.K.L.E., was featured on Can's double remix album Sacrilege.

Vitamin C was featured in the opening of Paul Thomas Anderson's 2014 film Inherent Vice.

The song was also featured as the theme song for Jaden Smith's character 'Dizzee' throughout the Netflix series The Get Down.


Featured in Episode One of Netflix series The Get Down (2016)

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