Krautrock Forever!!

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #20 on: 4 May 2018, 05:51 am »
A youtube channel dedicated to Kraftwerk:
https://www.youtube.com/user/m1044/featured

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« Reply #21 on: 4 May 2018, 01:31 pm »
In the late 1970s, I was at a party in NYC and Rother was there. He rather stiffly corrected my mispronunciation of Neu. Neu is pronounced ‘Noy’ and not as ‘New’ as I was pronouncing it. I have a limited command of lanquage and did not know that.
I am not like a smart person.

I pretty much missed Krautrock. However, I am a fan of Cluster and the Eno/Cluster collaborations, influential but not directly related. I am also a fan of Karlheinz Stockhausen, directly related to almost everything.
Karlheinz Stockhausen was a major influence on krautrock. CAN’s Irmin Schmidt and Holger Czukay were in fact students of Stockhausen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePBB-NO8vKg&sns=em

Also indirectly related, the Boss. When Bruce first hit big in early 70s with his photo on TIME and Jon Landau (?) proclaiming “I have seen the future of rock and roll and it is Bruce Sprinsteen”, the Boss reportedly replied,
“I have seen the future of rock and roll and it is Kraftwerk.”

I think he was kidding.

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #22 on: 4 May 2018, 04:28 pm »
Does ELOY count?  I'm a big fan of their 70's stuff.

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« Reply #23 on: 4 May 2018, 09:35 pm »
It was discourteous of Rother correct your pronunciation,
he could just say ''noy'' and you already realize the right
name pronunciation. The Neumann mikes also are the same.

NEU! was a short life band, it was know that Klaus Dinger and
Rother had a rough relationship, that you now confirmed, they
recorded only 3 albums: Neu! -  Neu! 2 - Neu! 75
The band name still had officially an interrogation point!

Music for a rainy day:
Cluster & Eno (Full Album) 1977
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOCSkXzLRJs

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« Reply #24 on: 6 May 2018, 03:53 am »
I have had no one CD from Jane so far, a shame, many prog rock fans though Jane was a Romantic Pop band due the female name.

His sound was a bit similar to Genesis so on the puchase time I have always opted for other band, since there is so many options on Krautrock.

On that time imported CDs were top money, $25USD each at an hi exchange rate.

I did pick up a copy of 'Together' on CD, but it's strictly vinyl for the rest of their albums. On that same first trip to a German record store, I bought 'Sommerabend' by Novalis and 'Timewind' by Klaus Schulze. I was rather pleased with the lot. Over the years I lived there, I found a pretty large selection of great music that I doubt I would have ever heard if I had lived my entire life in the US. Then again, thanks to YouTube, I've found a great deal of incredible music from all over the world.

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #25 on: 10 May 2018, 05:06 am »
In the late 1970s, I was at a party in NYC and Rother was there. He rather stiffly corrected my mispronunciation of Neu. Neu is pronounced ‘Noy’ and not as ‘New’ as I was pronouncing it. I have a limited command of lanquage and did not know that.
I am not like a smart person.

I pretty much missed Krautrock. However, I am a fan of Cluster and the Eno/Cluster collaborations, influential but not directly related. I am also a fan of Karlheinz Stockhausen, directly related to almost everything.
Karlheinz Stockhausen was a major influence on krautrock. CAN’s Irmin Schmidt and Holger Czukay were in fact students of Stockhausen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePBB-NO8vKg&sns=em


Rother's collaboration in 1973 thru 1976 with Roedelius and Moebius  that resulted in the  Harmonium releases Musik Von Harmonium and Deluxe are some of my favorite Krautrock....

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #26 on: 10 May 2018, 10:26 pm »
Does ELOY count?  I'm a big fan of their 70's stuff.
Certainly Eloy is a finest Krautrock band, it came a time that I had all the Eloy CDs so due I feel it was a bit commercial music like Omega or Hawkwind, I keep only Ocean and trade the other CDs for ones from Larry Fast, it was not a smart move as the Eloy discs were original Germany Electrola.
Eloy - Ocean 1977 Full Album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI8b6GQ5C80
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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #27 on: 15 May 2018, 03:53 am »

Wolfgang Riechmann music is highly original, simple, hypnotic and ethereal, resulting in music of extraordinary beauty. He started his musical career in 1966 or 1969 according sources, after playing with Michael Rother and Wolfgang Flür in a school band both later famous with Kraftwerk and Neu, Riechmann then became member of an other Düsseldorf located band called Streetmark.

In the end of 1977 he started working on his solo album Wunderbar which was released by SKY Records, unfortunately 3 weeks before the album release he was killed by two drunk guys who stabbed him to death without reason just to "letting off steam" after a dispute with the landlord of the local pub, as the murderer later say in the court. RIP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45gOZQMa1es&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #28 on: 28 May 2018, 07:40 am »
Kraftwerk: Autobahn by classical Ensemble REI:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbedpoWDPiQ

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #29 on: 30 May 2018, 07:59 am »
I was a fan of the Scorpions. Do they fit the bill?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzwsTEXgbNM

I heard that the Scorpions sued the producers of Spinal Tap, thinking the movie was refering to them, but can't find proof. In looking, though, I found this little item about an obscure Canadian band who were like a real live Spinal Tap. Please excuse the side track:
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/anvil-the-real-life-spinal-tap-1631172.html

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #30 on: 30 May 2018, 05:19 pm »
Hmm, I thought that Spinal Tap was a spoof on Uriah Heep.  I seem to remember reading something about that way back when.

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #31 on: 30 May 2018, 10:40 pm »
Yes and No


The Scorpions are not really considered Krautrock, despite being a German rock band.

Krautrock usually refers to bands that were somewhat experimental, avant-garde, psychedelic or progressive.

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #32 on: 31 May 2018, 01:47 am »
Hmm, I thought that Spinal Tap was a spoof on Uriah Heep.  I seem to remember reading something about that way back when.
I thought it was Deep Purple?   :D

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #33 on: 31 May 2018, 04:08 am »
And I thought it was Anvil.

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #34 on: 31 May 2018, 03:11 pm »
Dramatic video showing how Kraftwerk plays ''live'' music today(2015):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_7URJHwduE

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #35 on: 31 May 2018, 05:47 pm »
Slightly off-topic but indirectly related, this in today’s Guardian about Irmin Schmidt and CAN:

'I grew up in total ruins': Irmin Schmidt of Can on LSD, mourning and musical adventures

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/may/31/i-grew-up-in-total-ruins-irmin-schmidt-of-can-on-lsd-mourning-and-musical-adventures?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #36 on: 3 Jun 2018, 04:18 am »
Irmin Schmidt is a talented composer one of my favor solo albums is Toy Planet with the Swiss saxophonist Bruno Spoerri:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSlmAGwjW2k

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #37 on: 9 Jun 2018, 10:29 am »
Ralf Hütter run for his life:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-DXZWHXXTM

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Re: Krautrock Forever!!
« Reply #38 on: 9 Jun 2018, 10:58 pm »

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« Reply #39 on: 9 Jun 2018, 11:23 pm »
That version of Autobaun is painful to listen to.

Here's the link to the CD version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbKAHr6H9fs