History Music / Kraftwerk

21st Mar '16 1:14:09 AM aye_amber
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* {{Robot or Spaceman Alter Ego}}: See above.

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* {{Robot or Spaceman Alter Ego}}: RobotOrSpacemanAlterEgo: See above.



* ShoutOut: The "eins zwei drei vier" count that begins "Showroom Dummies" was made as a reference to Music/TheRamones' habit of starting their songs with Dee Dee quickly shouting "one two three four!".
* SpeedyTechnoRemake: Their remake of ''Music/{{Autobahn}}'' on their album of self-made remakes, ''The Mix''. It is speedy only in comparison though, given that they've taken the original version which was over twenty minutes long and condensed it to only over nine minutes long, by making it a little faster.
* StandardSnippet: Any TV item about postwar Germany (unless soundtracked with schlager music) is pretty much guaranteed to make heavy use of "Autobahn".

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* ShoutOut: The "eins zwei drei vier" count that begins "Showroom Dummies" was made as a reference to Music/TheRamones' habit of starting their songs with Dee Dee quickly shouting "one two three four!".
four!"
* SpeedyTechnoRemake: Their remake of ''Music/{{Autobahn}}'' on their album of self-made remakes, ''The Mix''. Mix.'' It is speedy only in comparison though, given that they've taken the original version which was over twenty minutes long and condensed it to only over nine minutes long, by making it a little faster.
* StandardSnippet: Any TV item about postwar post-war Germany (unless soundtracked with schlager music) is pretty much guaranteed to make heavy use of "Autobahn". "Autobahn."



* {{Trope 2000}}: The single Expo 2000, filled with repeating soundbytes of different voices saying "das einundzwanzigste jahrhundert"/"the twenty-first century" throughout.
* TrrrillingRrrs: "Wirrr sind die Roboterrrrr". Not present in the English version of "The Robots", however, due to the vocals being processed through a vocoder.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: "Trans-Europe Express", which makes traveling to hang out with Music/DavidBowie and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] sound about as exciting as buying groceries. (Florian went asparagus shopping with Iggy Pop after they met, so points for realism, at least.)
* {{Zeerust}}: Some of their older works sounded futuristic at the time but are somewhat dated now, or they've already come true, like ''Music/ComputerWorld''.

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* {{Trope 2000}}: The single Expo 2000, "Expo 2000," filled with repeating soundbytes soundbites of different voices saying "das saying: "Das einundzwanzigste jahrhundert"/"the twenty-first century" throughout.
Jahrhundert" / "The Twenty-First Century" throughout.
* TrrrillingRrrs: "Wirrr sind die Roboterrrrr". Roboterrr." Not present in the English version of "The Robots", Robots," however, due to the vocals being processed through a vocoder.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: "Trans-Europe Express", Express," which makes traveling to hang out with Music/DavidBowie and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] sound about as exciting as buying groceries. (Florian went asparagus shopping with Iggy Pop ''Iggy Pop'' after they met, so points for realism, at least.)
* {{Zeerust}}: Some of their older works sounded futuristic at the time but are somewhat dated now, or they've already come true, like ''Music/ComputerWorld''.''Music/ComputerWorld.''
27th Jan '16 9:46:07 AM MetaFour
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* AffectionateParody: A recurring comedy sketch on ''Series/TheLateLateShow with Creator/CraigFerguson'' called "Einen Moment Mit Kraftwerk" has Florian (played by Craig) and Ralf (played by Josh Robert Thompson) engaging in brief, very weird conversations.
** Music/{{Bill Bailey}}, a self-professed fan of Kraftwerk, has parodied the group on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nsDAdtfcIM several]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwaxWoJPUC0 occasions]].
** ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' had "Mini-Van Highway," a Kraftwerk-esque ditty played by two middle-aged men on the finest DOS computers - eventually joined by a hilariously stoic fellow on synthesized vocals.
20th Jan '16 12:31:32 PM JokerMash961
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Kraftwerk is a German electronic group based in Düsseldorf, Germany, noted for such songs as "Autobahn", "The Robots", and "Trans-Europe Express". Originating in the [[{{Krautrock}} highly experimental rock scene]] of 1970s WestGermany, they're practically the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]] of ElectronicMusic in general, being among the very first groups to begin experimenting making music electronically, starting in the early 1970s. They are directly responsible for the existence of Dance music, from Techno, {{Industrial}} and EBM to SynthPop and even early Hip-Hop.

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Kraftwerk '''Kraftwerk''' is a German electronic group based in Düsseldorf, Germany, noted for such songs as "Autobahn", "The Robots", and "Trans-Europe Express". Originating in the [[{{Krautrock}} highly experimental rock scene]] of 1970s WestGermany, they're practically the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]] of ElectronicMusic in general, being among the very first groups to begin experimenting making music electronically, starting in the early 1970s. They are directly responsible for the existence of Dance music, from Techno, {{Industrial}} and EBM to SynthPop and even early Hip-Hop.



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11th Nov '15 9:26:48 AM Partytime
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* BaldOfAwesome: Florian spotted one during the 90s.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Florian spotted one during the 90s.and Henning spot ones.
3rd Jul '15 10:16:09 PM nombretomado
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* AffectionateParody: A recurring comedy sketch on ''TheLateLateShowWithCraigFerguson'' called "Einen Moment Mit Kraftwerk" has Florian (played by Craig) and Ralf (played by Josh Robert Thompson) engaging in brief, very weird conversations.

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* AffectionateParody: A recurring comedy sketch on ''TheLateLateShowWithCraigFerguson'' ''Series/TheLateLateShow with Creator/CraigFerguson'' called "Einen Moment Mit Kraftwerk" has Florian (played by Craig) and Ralf (played by Josh Robert Thompson) engaging in brief, very weird conversations.
17th Jun '15 11:49:28 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* BaldOfAwesome: Florian spotted one during the 90s.


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* DeadpanSnarker: ''Legendarily'' so. Florian Schneider is particularly infamous for that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhJJ-KypkBk mostly for this snarktastic interview for Brazilian television]].
--> '''Interviewer''': What are the songs that you are going to play?
--> ''* {{Beat}} *''
--> '''Florian Schneider''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny All]].
10th Apr '15 12:56:43 PM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:330: The classic lineup, from left to right: Wolfgang Flür, Karl Bartos, Creator/WillForte... er, sorry, Florian Schneider, Ralf Hütter]]

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[[caption-width-right:330: The [[caption-width-right:350:The classic lineup, from left to right: Karl Bartos, Ralf Hütter, Wolfgang Flür, Karl Bartos, and Creator/WillForte... er, sorry, Florian Schneider, Ralf Hütter]]
Schneider.]]
1st Apr '15 12:13:14 AM Patachou
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* ''Computerworld'' (1981)

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* ''Computerworld'' ''Music/ComputerWorld'' (1981)



* AuthorAppeal: Ralf Hütter loves cycling so much he and his band wrote a song about the biggest race in cycling completed with sampled voices and mechanical sounds associated with cycling. They even go further by writing an album about it.

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* AuthorAppeal: Ralf Hütter loves cycling so much he and his band wrote a song about the biggest race in cycling cycling, "Tour de Fance", completed with sampled voices and mechanical sounds associated with cycling. They even go further by writing an album about it.



* BeepingComputers: "Pocket Calculator."
--> "By pressing down a special key, it plays a little melody."

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* BeepingComputers: "Pocket Calculator."
Calculator" from ''Music/ComputerWorld''
--> "By ''By pressing down a special key, it plays a little melody."''



** "Numbers" includes numbers spoken in several different languages. (German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Russian, among others.)

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** "Numbers" from ''Music/ComputerWorld'' includes numbers spoken in several different languages. (German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Russian, among others.)



* ConceptAlbum: All of their studio albums since 1975, to some degree. Though it's being done most consistently on ''Radio-Activity'', ''Computerworld'' and ''Tour de France Soundtracks''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Basically everything before ''Autobahn'' is quite a bit different from their later work.

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* ConceptAlbum: All of their studio albums since 1975, to some degree. Though it's being done most consistently on ''Radio-Activity'', ''Computerworld'' ''Music/ComputerWorld'' and ''Tour de France Soundtracks''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Basically everything before ''Autobahn'' ''Music/{{Autobahn}}'' is quite a bit different from their later work.



** They wanted to make music that sounded like 70s Germany, in the same way that the music of TheBeachBoys sounded like early 60s California.

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** They wanted to make music that sounded like 70s Germany, in the same way that the music of TheBeachBoys Music/TheBeachBoys sounded like early 60s California.



* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Ralf and Florian met Music/DavidBowie and Iggy Pop, with Bowie interested the Kraftwerk's music, and Florian, a big fan of both Music/TheStooges and Bowie.

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* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Ralf and Florian met Music/DavidBowie and Iggy Pop, Music/IggyPop, with Bowie interested the Kraftwerk's music, and Florian, a big fan of both Music/TheStooges and Bowie.



* OminousPipeOrgan: On ''The Mix'' version of ''Trans-Europe Express''. Orchestration in their music is very rare, but it was of course a synthesized organ.

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* OminousPipeOrgan: On ''The Mix'' version of ''Trans-Europe Express''.''Music/TransEuropeExpress''. Orchestration in their music is very rare, but it was of course a synthesized organ.



* RealSongThemeTune: Happened at least twice. For its initial 1983-1990 run, the {{Edutainment}} show ''Newton's Apple'' used "Ruckzuck" (from their long-disowned debut album) as its theme (it was replaced for the home soundtrack due to licensing issues), and the ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Sprockets" used a sped up[[note]]specifically, playing a 33RPM record at 45RPM[[/note]] version of "Electric Café"'s 'chorus' melody.
** The Chinese film ''MasterOfTheFlyingGuillotine'' uses "Kometenmelodie", "Mitternacht" and "Morgenspaziergang" off of the ''Autobahn'' album as most of its {{BGM}}.

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* RealSongThemeTune: Happened at least twice. For its initial 1983-1990 run, the {{Edutainment}} show ''Newton's Apple'' used "Ruckzuck" (from their long-disowned debut album) as its theme (it was replaced for the home soundtrack due to licensing issues), and the ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Sprockets" used a sped up[[note]]specifically, playing a 33RPM record at 45RPM[[/note]] version of "Electric Café"'s 'chorus' melody.
** The Chinese film ''MasterOfTheFlyingGuillotine'' ''Film/MasterOfTheFlyingGuillotine'' uses "Kometenmelodie", "Mitternacht" and "Morgenspaziergang" off of the ''Autobahn'' ''Music/{{Autobahn}}'' album as most of its {{BGM}}.



* SpeedyTechnoRemake: Their remake of ''Autobahn'' on their album of self-made remakes, ''The Mix''. It is speedy only in comparison though, given that they've taken the original version which was over twenty minutes long and condensed it to only over nine minutes long, by making it a little faster.

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* SpeedyTechnoRemake: Their remake of ''Autobahn'' ''Music/{{Autobahn}}'' on their album of self-made remakes, ''The Mix''. It is speedy only in comparison though, given that they've taken the original version which was over twenty minutes long and condensed it to only over nine minutes long, by making it a little faster.



* {{Zeerust}}: Some of their older works sounded futuristic at the time but are somewhat dated now, or they've already come true, like ''Computer World''.

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* {{Zeerust}}: Some of their older works sounded futuristic at the time but are somewhat dated now, or they've already come true, like ''Computer World''.''Music/ComputerWorld''.
23rd Feb '15 11:43:29 PM NWolfman
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** Allegedly, Chris Martin of Music/{{Coldplay}} contacted them (through their lawyers) to request permission to sample "Computer Love" and got just a piece of paper with "Yes" written on it.

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** Allegedly, Chris Martin of Music/{{Coldplay}} contacted them (through their lawyers) to request permission to sample "Computer Love" and got just they responded by mailing him a piece of yellow legal paper with "Yes" written on it.
4th Feb '15 6:02:40 PM bt8257
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--> ''Sellafield-2 will produce 7.5 tons of plutonium every year. [[YouFailNuclearPhysicsForever 1.5 kilogram of plutonium make a nuclear bomb.]] Sellafield-2 will release the same amount of radioactivity into the environment as [[GoingCritical Chernobyl]] every 4.5 years. One of these radioactive substances, Krypton-85, will cause death and skin cancer.''

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--> ''Sellafield-2 will produce 7.5 tons of plutonium every year. [[YouFailNuclearPhysicsForever [[ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics 1.5 kilogram of plutonium make a nuclear bomb.]] Sellafield-2 will release the same amount of radioactivity into the environment as [[GoingCritical Chernobyl]] every 4.5 years. One of these radioactive substances, Krypton-85, will cause death and skin cancer.''



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