the Afro-American Roots of Kraftwerk

thirdform

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I see (on twitter) that some are offended how Kraftwerk were loaded and pretty upper class (Florians father was a very influental modernist architect). I mean if you are loaded with D-marks and end up creating Kraftwerk how the hell is that a problem? That's was I call a solid investment strategy.
sure, but synthesiser music got better when it was democratised and avantproles got hold of it.

1981 mother fuckers! and more futuristic than computerworld

 

chava

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sure, but synthesiser music got better when it was democratised and avantproles got hold of it.

1981 mother fuckers! and more futuristic than computerworld
Great act. Heard them live 5 years ago and it was fantastic. Perhaps the best industrial act I've ever seen next to Panasonic if they count as industrial.

No doubt there are a lot of proto-techno hidden in the history of industrial music.
 

thirdform

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people forget that Electrifying Mojo didn't just play Kraftwerk as a white European group. he played many new wave acts.

This is more tecno than numbers

 

john eden

male pale and stale
I dig them but I am old.

I remember tunes like The Model and Tour De France being on the radio and not sounding like anything else.

The clunkiness of the future was part of the point I think.
 

thirdform

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I dig them but I am old.

I remember tunes like The Model and Tour De France being on the radio and not sounding like anything else.

The clunkiness of the future was part of the point I think.
yeah, see I heard yaz situation and state farm before kraftwerk and they were just so much more futuristic in comparison. But at the time I don't know.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Everyone I knew had lost interest in them by the time Electric Cafe came out in 1986.

By then you had the early Tackhead + Mark Stewart stuff, Skinny Puppy and the Belgians and Def Jam.
 
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