oh my god no that cannot be real
― he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 16 June 2017 13:17 (two years ago) Permalink
kraftwerk's deadpan humour is one of my favourite things about them
― cast your vote for fully automated gay space luxury communism (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 June 2017 13:19 (two years ago) Permalink
i loled hard when i read that part of the interview this morning... glad to find someone posted it here.
― new noise, Friday, 16 June 2017 19:12 (two years ago) Permalink
I liked this part too
Did it surprise Hütter when black audiences in New York and Detroit took it to their hearts and used it as a building block for hip-hop and techno?“Yes and no,” he says. “Because I have white and black keys on my piano.”
“Yes and no,” he says. “Because I have white and black keys on my piano.”
― frogbs, Friday, 16 June 2017 19:25 (two years ago) Permalink
to say i am buzzed to the max re tomorrow would be an understatement ...
― mark e, Friday, 16 June 2017 19:27 (two years ago) Permalink
Has Ralf been listening to 'Ebony and Ivory'? :D
― The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 19 June 2017 15:50 (two years ago) Permalink
By the way, one thing I noticed in the CD box set is: Every track has very specific credits for words, music, every individual. Not seen that before..
― Mark G, Monday, 19 June 2017 21:24 (two years ago) Permalink
finally caved and bought the new CD boxset. it's quite good, the versions on discs 1-6 are more different than the originals (and The Mix) than I expected. kinda cool to see them rearranging the tracks and grouping the similar stuff together, i.e. the "Franz Schubert/Europe Endless" medley. I do think some of the magic is lost but they still sound great. new versions of "Airwaves" and "Antenna" are excellent. plus they turn "Telephone Call" into a real jam and just forego the vocals entirely. I'm on Disc 7 (the 3-D headphone version of "The Mix") and it's giving me a headache. Haven't heard the Tour de France disc yet, can't imagine it's much different though. still, worth the 40 bucks.
― frogbs, Friday, 11 August 2017 15:01 (one year ago) Permalink
they turn "Telephone Call" into a real jam and just forego the vocals entirely
Anything to do with the fact that Karl Bartos sang it originally? And Ralf didn't like his vocal either - too emotional.
― Tonight I Cut My Temple Teeth (Tom D.), Friday, 11 August 2017 15:13 (one year ago) Permalink
yeah that's probably exactly the reason.
funny to hear a 70 year-old Hutter sing "Sex Object". what a strange tune that is.
― frogbs, Friday, 11 August 2017 15:25 (one year ago) Permalink
HCMF40 (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - Radio 3)
The programme features music from the arch-experimentalist ensemble zeitkratzer and their tribute to the iconic German band Kraftwerk, with live performances of numbers from their critically acclaimed albums "Kraftwerk" and "Kraftwerk 2".
(disclaimer, i haven't listened to this yet)
― koogs, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:25 (one year ago) Permalink
― frogbs, Friday, 25 May 2018 14:41 (one year ago) Permalink
― Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Friday, 24 August 2018 14:46 (nine months ago) Permalink