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i really want to get man-machine but think it will be the most popular/quickest to sell out. it's on my birthday!!! i think techno pop will be my second choice.

bene_gesserit, Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

also i dearly wish they were doing ralf und florian, because it's my favorite.

bene_gesserit, Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, i'm so jealous of the techno pop lovers. try as i might i just can't get into it as heavily as the others

tmi but (Z S), Thursday, 16 February 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would love to see them at Tate Modern or similar in London. I saw them at Tribal Gathering '97. I was in the 'Detroit' tent most of the day but they shut that down for an hour or so because none of the acts (Terrence Parker, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson etc.) would play during Kraftwerk. They were late coming on and then.. BOOM!

mmmm, Thursday, 16 February 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost I dunno, I can 'get behind' people thinking "we wait all that time, and it's pretty much what we'd expect", but apart from that I can't detect a massive drop in quality.

The kids were doing the 'B-boom-TCK!' after I'd had a KWork splurge in the car, a few years ago.

Mark G, Friday, 17 February 2012 09:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Again - as I said upthread - I cannot imagine this would be the only performance of these shows - it does not seem to make any kind of business sense to rehearse and do the programming for all these songs for just a one-off in a smallish venue.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 17 February 2012 10:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

the entirety of their "business sense" over the last 30 years has been "it interested Ralf at the time" though

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Friday, 17 February 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmmm, see, no disrespect to Ralf (and Florian) but I have the feeling that most of their activity in the last 10 years has been somewhat financially driven (which doesn't take anything away to how awesome it's all been)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 17 February 2012 12:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember someone once saying that the accent they use on "Autobahn" is 'strong dusseldorf' which is their version of 'brummie'

Which means, to their home nation,

sounds like

Mark G, Friday, 17 February 2012 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

>A friend told me he read tweets suggesting they'd do a similar run at Tate Modern/London.

Wld kiw KW in the turbine hall 4REAL.

that mustardless plate (Bill A), Friday, 17 February 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

geeta, Friday, 17 February 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

hitler otm

tylerw, Friday, 17 February 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ JW

dmr, Friday, 17 February 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is hilarious - good work jw

my one pedantic note: there should be an umlaut over the 'u' in 'führer'

geeta, Friday, 17 February 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fuck in already getting way upset about not getting tickets

I have one thing to say: "Roxanne Shanté" (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 17 February 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm

I have one thing to say: "Roxanne Shanté" (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 17 February 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i posted the video to twitter

250 new hits in the last hour

geeta, Friday, 17 February 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha that video is awesome

HO WBEAUTIFUL IS THE GENTLYFALLINGBLOOD? (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 17 February 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

the whitney declares war on kraftwerk at moma - they're bringing the red krayola april 14

http://whitney.org/Events/TheRedKrayolaPerformance2

geeta, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hm.
http://www.brandingmagazine.com/2012/02/17/volkswagen-america-sponsors-kraftwerk-performance/
"...They will perform selected songs from all of their albums in chronological order featuring 3-D visualization, dubbed Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8..."

Mayan Calendar Deren (doo dah), Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am going to make a serious attempt to go to one or two of the TEE/M-M/CW shows, hope i get one!

tmi but (Z S), Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hadn't realized they'd been touring a 3D show for a bit now

Brakhage, Sunday, 19 February 2012 07:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

So wait - "selected songs" = not doing ENTIRE album each night? Why did I think they were doing full albums?

Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

None of the albums are that long, they can't possibly be taking stuff out.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd be more inclined to believe the MoMA website.

Each evening consists of a live performance and 3-D visualization of one of Kraftwerk's studio albums—Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans-Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991), and Tour de France (2003)—in the order of their release. Kraftwerk will follow each evening’s album performance with additional compositions from their catalog, all adapted specifically for this exhibition.

ban this sick stunt (anagram), Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember someone once saying that the accent they use on "Autobahn" is 'strong dusseldorf' which is their version of 'brummie'

They were posh boys tho, esp. Florian, he's virtually upper class

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember someone once saying that the accent they use on "Autobahn" is 'strong dusseldorf'

Yes, that was Billie Ray Martin, who is from Hamburg. She said that Ralf's strong accent makes the song slightly comical to many Germans.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 19 February 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

jw's 'hitler reacts' video on youtube has gone from 600 hits to nearly 15,000 in the past 72 hours

wow

geeta, Monday, 20 February 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

the whitney declares war on kraftwerk at moma - they're bringing the red krayola april 14

http://whitney.org/Events/TheRedKrayolaPerformance2


lol

Can You Please POLL Out Your Window? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 February 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

more info on the Kraftwerk concerts at MoMA: i'm told that the capacity of the space is under 1000 people

geeta, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to be at a computer come noon tomorrow hoping to score tickets, though I won't be surprised if I don't. Worth a try, though.

Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 02:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

hv had complaints that Hitler shd be complaining about them not doing first 3 albums

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, he was an Organisation fan

Mark G, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 07:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

a Red Krayola that only has Mayo Thompson might be more worth seeing than a Kraftwerk that only has Ralf Hütter.

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 07:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am pretty sad that they're not doing ralf & florian

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean, not actually sad, but that would be cool.

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

ralf und florian is my favourite,the only one i own,but yeah,they're never going to play it are they.tanzmusik is the best song.

zverotic discourse (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who would play the flute?

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thay'd have to call the evening "Ralf, aber Florian nichts"

Mark G, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

at noon today, our collective love of kraftwerk will flip to violent competition as we all rapidly hit refresh

tmi but (Z S), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

best of luck to you all, but i will punch you in the face if i have to

Z S, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

guys, i need man-machine, it's on my birthday, i'm so not getting it though am i.

bene_gesserit, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

If I miss out and someone doesn't take me I will return to the politics threads after Easter.

(j/k, haven't listened to K'werk a ton really)

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's no better time than the present.

it's kind of nerveracking to pick which show to aim for, because if it doesn't work out you know the other shows will sell out while you're hitting refresh and getting the spinny wheel guy.

Z S, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah feeling stressed already

max, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

was originally thinking TEE but now maybe MM? ahhh or CW???????

max, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want people to go to CW so I can meet them, but I don't want you to get my ticket.

blooooood!

Z S, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

dude, Numbers coming out of giant speakers. amazing.

Z S, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Am I the only one planning to gun for Radio-Activity?

Clarke B., Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's probably a smart move. i would consider if it wasn't a wednesday.

Z S, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink


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