History Music / Kraftwerk

18th Aug '16 10:51:32 PM gewunomox
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** Other tracks that are this are: all tracks from their debut, "Kling-Klang" and "Wellenlänge" from their second album, "Ananas Symphonie" from ''Ralf und Florian'', the two-part "Kometenmelodie" from ''Autobahn'', "Neon Lights" from ''The Man-Machine'' and "Computer Love" from ''Computer World''.

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** Other tracks that are this are: all All tracks from their debut, "Kling-Klang" and "Wellenlänge" from their second album, "Ananas Symphonie" from ''Ralf und Florian'', the two-part "Kometenmelodie" from ''Autobahn'', "Neon Lights" from ''The Man-Machine'' and "Computer Love" from ''Computer World''.



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

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



* LoopedLyrics[=/=]TitleOnlyChorus: Several songs, almost the majority of them in fact.

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* LoopedLyrics[=/=]TitleOnlyChorus: LoopedLyrics / TitleOnlyChorus: Several songs, almost the majority of them in fact.



* {{Mondegreen}}: One of the more famous ones is the "Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn" chorus of "Autobahn", which was frequently misheard as "[[Music/TheBeachBoys Fun fun fun]] on the Autobahn". Hütter didn't mind the mishearing, as he has frequently cited Music/TheBeachBoys as one of his favourite bands.

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* {{Mondegreen}}: One of the more famous ones is the "Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn" chorus of "Autobahn", which was frequently misheard as "[[Music/TheBeachBoys Fun fun fun]] on the Autobahn". Hütter didn't mind the mishearing, as he has frequently cited Music/TheBeachBoys The Beach Boys as one of his favourite bands.



*** Bootleggers took this even further - a bootleg edition of ''Ralf und Florian'' replaces the original cover depicting the two artists with a blue cone to match the first two albums. And to complete the 'cone' quadrilogy, one version of the bootleg ''K4'' (a live performance of otherwise-unavailable material recorded between the first two self-titled albums) depicts a yellow cone on its cover!

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*** Bootleggers took this even further - -- a bootleg edition of ''Ralf und Florian'' replaces the original cover depicting the two artists with a blue cone to match the first two albums. And to complete the 'cone' quadrilogy, one version of the bootleg ''K4'' (a live performance of otherwise-unavailable material recorded between the first two self-titled albums) depicts a yellow cone on its cover!



* 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 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Sprockets" used a sped up[[note]]specifically, playing a 33RPM record at 45RPM[[/note]] version of "Electric Café"'s 'chorus' melody.

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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 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Sprockets" used a sped up[[note]]specifically, up [[note]] specifically, playing a 33RPM 33 RPM record at 45RPM[[/note]] 45 RPM [[/note]] version of "Electric Café"'s 'chorus' melody.
18th Aug '16 10:44:23 PM gewunomox
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[[caption-width-right:350:The classic lineup, from left to right: Karl Bartos, Ralf Hütter, Wolfgang Flür, and Creator/WillForte... er, sorry, Florian Schneider.]]

'''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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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350: The classic lineup, from left to right: Karl Bartos, Ralf Hütter, Wolfgang Flür, and Creator/WillForte... er, Er, sorry, Florian Schneider.]]

'''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 1970's WestGermany, they're practically the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]] TropeMakers of ElectronicMusic in general, being among the very first groups to begin experimenting making music electronically, starting in the early 1970s.1970's. They are directly responsible for the existence of Dance music, from Techno, {{Industrial}} and EBM to SynthPop and even early Hip-Hop.









* ''Tone Float'' (1969 - as Organisation)[[note]]The common CD edition of this album, released without the band's consent (as they've disowned their first four LP's) amends the credit to 'Kraftwerk/Organisation'.[[/note]]

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* ''Tone Float'' (1969 - as Organisation)[[note]]The Organisation) [[note]] The common CD edition of this album, released without the band's consent (as they've disowned their first four LP's) amends the credit to 'Kraftwerk/Organisation'.'Kraftwerk / Organisation'. [[/note]]



* ''[[Music/TheManMachine Die Mensch-Maschine]]'' (1978)[[note]]An English version was released titled "The Man Machine".[[/note]]

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* ''[[Music/TheManMachine Die Mensch-Maschine]]'' (1978)[[note]]An (1978) [[note]] An English version was released titled "The Man Machine".Machine". [[/note]]



* ''Electric Café'' (1986)[[note]]It was originally named ''Techno Pop'', and was rereleased in 2009 with that title.[[/note]]

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* ''Electric Café'' (1986)[[note]]It (1986) [[note]] It was originally named ''Techno Pop'', and was rereleased in 2009 with that title.title. [[/note]]









* AnimatedMusicVideo: Musique Non-Stop, one of the [[TropeMaker first]] computer animated videos.
* AuthorAppeal: Ralf Hütter loves cycling so much he and his band wrote a song about the biggest race in cycling, "Tour de Fance", completed with sampled voices and mechanical sounds associated with cycling. They even go further by writing an album about it.

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* AnimatedMusicVideo: Musique Non-Stop, one of the [[TropeMaker [[TropeMakers first]] computer animated videos.
* AuthorAppeal: Ralf Hütter loves cycling so much he and his band wrote a song about the biggest race in cycling, "Tour de Fance", France", completed with sampled voices and mechanical sounds associated with cycling. They even go further by writing an album about it.



* BeepingComputers: "Pocket Calculator" from ''Music/ComputerWorld''

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* BeepingComputers: "Pocket Calculator" from ''Music/ComputerWorld''''Music/ComputerWorld'':



* BunnyEarsLawyer[=/=]ReclusiveArtist: They rarely give interviews. They usually use dummies or custom-made robots for promo photo shoots instead of themselves. All we know about their studio is its name. They are also extremely hard to contact. For example, their studio telephone didn't have a ringer because they considered it "noise pollution" during recording. If you really wanted to contact them they would instruct you to call precisely at a certain time, and Ralf Hütter would answer the call himself even though there was no phone ring.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer[=/=]ReclusiveArtist: BunnyEarsLawyer / ReclusiveArtist: They rarely give interviews. They usually use dummies or custom-made robots for promo photo shoots instead of themselves. All we know about their studio is its name. They are also extremely hard to contact. For example, their studio telephone didn't have a ringer because they considered it "noise pollution" during recording. If you really wanted to contact them they would instruct you to call precisely at a certain time, and Ralf Hütter would answer the call himself even though there was no phone ring.



--> '''Florian Schneider''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny All]].

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--> '''Florian Schneider''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments All]].



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCg7hPeUdvE Compare this to anything after ''Autobahn''...]]

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCg7hPeUdvE Compare this to anything after ''Autobahn''...]]



** AdaptationDistillation: The version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZgULbLm5do played live]], post-''The Mix'', is compressed down to 9 minutes, but retains all the high points of the original. The same thing happened to the single version, which was slashed down to 3 minutes but still kept the best parts of the song.

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** AdaptationDistillation: The version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZgULbLm5do played live]], live, post-''The Mix'', is compressed down to 9 minutes, but retains all the high points of the original. The same thing happened to the single version, which was slashed down to 3 minutes but still kept the best parts of the song.
25th Jul '16 3:02:31 PM Omegatron
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* TrrrillingRrrs: "Wirrr sind die Roboterrr." Not present in the English version of "The Robots," however, due to the vocals being processed through a vocoder.

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* TrrrillingRrrs: "Wirrr sind die Roboterrr." Not present Less noticeable in the English version of "The Robots," however, due to the vocals being processed through a vocoder.version, but still present.
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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