So anyway they debuted a bunch of new songs, played Knocking on Heavens Door as an encore, and Ralf smashed his keyboard up. No sorry it’s a Kraftwerk 3D review. Possibly the band who have elevated quality control and process engineering to the nth degree, no-one goes to a Kraftwerk show expecting anything other than a machine-tooled performance, which is exactly we got at Symphony Hall. All delivered with their signature degree of ironic distance that leaves us guessing exactly how seriously they take themselves. The band’s status as the most important band since The Beatles (OOAA) rests on a comparatively small back catalogue. Over two hours they played Spacelab, Neon Lights, Man Machine, The Robots and The Model off Man Machine (now clearly the ultimate Kraftwerk lp); Computer World, Computer Love and Numbers off Computer World; Boom Tschick and Musique Non Stop off Electric Cafe; Tour De France and Aerodynamique off Tour De France; Trans Europe Express, Radioactivity and Autobahn. All were subtly retooled and retouched, most noticeably on Computer Love which was a lot beefier, and a techno’d-up Musique Non Stop to finish which could have been a Leftfield track. Stagecraft was » Continue Reading.