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I just saw Kraftwerk!


Jeebus

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and I must say, it was great to see these pioneers at work. It amazes me to think about how many artists, no.. make that GENRES have been inspired by them, and how often their songs have been sampled by other artists in recent years. It became very apparent to me when my girlfriend (who supposedly wasn't familiar with Kraftwerk or their music) recognized nearly every song right off the bat. All of the trends in pop, hiphop and dance music reflect what Kraftwerk sounded like 30 years ago.

 

Incredible.

 

:thu:

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Jeez, I'm not going to argue taste with anyone (otherwise Dan South and I would still be talking about Phil Collins :) ), but why make a comment like that when Jeebus said (quite truthfully) that Kraftwerk did a ton of stuff that was decades ahead of its time?

 

They are definitely near the top of the list of underappreciated, highly influential bands.

 

- Jeff

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Originally posted by Jeff Da Weasel:

They are definitely near the top of the list of underappreciated, highly influential bands.

 

- Jeff

Sure. But that doesn't help me. I still don't like them! :o

But I'm glad that I didn't have to start a negative thread about Kraftwerk. I just caught up a moment and let you all know that I'm not their biggest fan. :D

I am back.
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30 years ago (I was 12 years old) an older brother of a friend of mine, played the album "Autobahn". We were sooo amazed!

 

I saw them 15 years ago in a small theatre and it was a warm and cozy concert. The audience participated in the song "Pocket Calculator". Kraftwerk handed over several calculator like boxes to the crowd, and with every button pressed, a sound was generated.

 

I can say "I played with them" ;)

:keys: My Music:thx: I always wondered what happened after the fade out?
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30 years ago (I was 12 years old) an older brother of a friend of mine, played the album "Autobahn". We were sooo amazed!

28 years ago (I was 14 years old) my older brother bought one of their albums(don't remember which one) and we were sooo amazed when he played it.

 

We're both 42. Man, we're getting old.

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Man, we're getting old.[/QB]
I sure do hope so! We have 40 years ahead to get old. :D

 

Very recently I saw a documentary about how Kraftwerk influenced the early 80's Detroit electronic dance scene.

 

Four white dudes from Düsseldorf invented an electronic beat which many hip hop artists still use today. [Dr. Spock mode: "Fascinating"]

:keys: My Music:thx: I always wondered what happened after the fade out?
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From a fellow 42 year old, I remember listening to Kraftwerk in the mid80's and they were a big influence on my music at the time. Mostly for the inventive synth programming and rhythmic stuff. I still use bits that I learned from them today. Truly one of the most influential synth bands, ahead of their time, IMHO.

 

Jay

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Originally posted by Prague:

I think I'd prefer to see the Yes tour instead. I don't know that we want to blame current "trends" on Kraftwerk (or maybe we should).

An amazingly good troll! My hat's off to you. I mean it would have been very obvious if you'd have said ELP or Dream Theatre, but YES! Perfect!

Well done.

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I hope Kraftwerk gets some recognition or payment for everytime one of their riffs or rhythms gets "lifted" by some artiste. I've heard bits of "trans-europe express" and "computer world" in countless songs!

 

They were a big influence on me, along with JMJ.

Tom F.

"It is what it is."

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Originally posted by Pim:

Very recently I saw a documentary about how Kraftwerk influenced the early 80's Detroit electronic dance scene.

[Dr. Spock mode: "Fascinating"]

Dude, I was there. It was quite amazing to watch it unfold. Juan Atkins (Detroit Techno pioneer) was to Kraftwerk what Billy Preston was to the Beatles. I don't know if they ever played together but he sure is a missing sibling. :thu:

RobT

 

Famous Musical Quotes: "I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve" - Xavier Cugat

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I just stepped in from the room next door.. Kraftwerk! I remember hearing them for the first time and having an exceptionaly fine high on at the time kind of etched it in the head.

It was all very interesting because nothing had sounded like that. Most things foreign carried little depth and purpose as this sound did for us.

 

It was ground breaking music at a very exciting time. This was about 25 years ago or more.

 

? Where can I find information on simply refinishing my baby grand? 1930 Heintzman Model E.

I just want to clean it up.

 

Sorry if this isn't the place to ask.

I still think guitars are like shoes, but louder.

 

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Originally posted by Guitars are like shoes. But louder.:

? Where can I find information on simply refinishing my baby grand? 1930 Heintzman Model E.

I just want to clean it up.

 

Sorry if this isn't the place to ask.

Well, this may be the right forum, but it's probably not the right thread...you might want to consider starting a new thread with some indication of the info you seek in the title to attract the people who can give you advice.

 

dB

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