In the end, much more man than machine, sadly.
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I present two more cases for the prosecution, m’lud:
Last night at an open air gig in Stuttgart, Germany, Kraftwerk had a live link with the International Space Station – the original Mensch-Maschine. Fabulous.
Herr Hütter doesn’t spoil us rotten with interviews, but here is one. Enjoy!
Kraftwerk have just announced some UK dates next June on their “3D” tour, and I turn to the Massive to ask, did anyone see these shows when they were last here? Is it worth it? Does it matter that Ralf Hutter’s the only original member left, or are Kraftwerk beyond petty concerns such as who’s actually on stage?
i don’t really know much about Kraftwerk – I sort of like what they’re on about, and I quite liked “Bahn-bahn-bahn-der-Autobahn” back in the day.
But I love this footage. Serious German music fans from the 70’s, who really want to hear Somezink Mit Ein BEAT, they love to CLAP. But they also appreciate ze good art ya.
In the 70’s I was in New Zealand, and the UK for a couple of years. The look of the audience is familiar. They seem very – I don’t know, accepting? And also urging the band to play something exciting (which they sort of do).
I’m still confused, 40 years on…