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Old 09-05-2017, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Kraftwerk is a fantastic band. Great talents. I love their music.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Florida
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In the past couple days I watched a Neil young documentary and a Dr Dre documentary I was surprised to see both were influenced by kraftwerk. Dr. Dre more than Neil young.

I am almost forty and I am surprised I have not heard of kraftwerk until now.
May I ask where did you grow up? Maybe your radio stations didn't play their music.
I am only a few years older than you and I heard of Kraftwerk in my teens!
They were the pioneers of electronica / new wave music in the 1970's.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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In the past couple days I watched a Neil young documentary and a Dr Dre documentary I was surprised to see both were influenced by kraftwerk. Dr. Dre more than Neil young.

I am almost forty and I am surprised I have not heard of kraftwerk until now.
Kraftwerk were AMAZING!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3f-JwOGO1A
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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Kraftwerk influence is in all forms of electronic music, pop, rap,house,rock,alternative,etc...
Those two song, numbers and trans europe express will move any dancefloor today!

Programmed electronic music, the name of the game, even marvin gayes last album used drumm programming,

Miami bass sound, sample based rap music, current edm, even reggae/dance hall .

I can go on, but im going on youtube right now and take in some classic!
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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Love some of Krartwerk...Numbers, Tour de France, It's More Fun to Compute... Got the vinyl for those...

Some of the other stuff strays into the fringes of Art of Noise territory
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My first Kraftwerk album (on 8 track tape) was The Man Machine. Got me hooked on two songs, Neon Lights and Metropolitan. The Model was quite good too.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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One of my favorites:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OYhQVrXBgxU
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:35 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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That’s Karl Bartos singing on that one, for a change. He’s done some solo stuff since leaving Kraftwerk - and it sounds a lot like Kraftwerk.

Have you heard this version of the song?:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UEpQd6_bKgo
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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Have you seen them live? I would love to see a Kraftwerk concert!

They did a concert, not so long ago, in a city quite near me (Bristol, England). But it was almost impossible to get tickets. It got sold out online, and people queued around the venue, trying to get tickets - and the majority couldn’t get any.

They sound amazing, live.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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I daresay, Kraftwerk ultimately has influenced more musicians than the Beatles. Right up there with the Velvet Underground.
Kraftwerk, Brian Eno and Malcolm McLaren were each more influential than the Beatles.
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