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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Owing to the deadpan delivery, "Trans-Europe Express" makes traveling to hang out with Music/DavidBowie and Music/IggyPop sound about as exciting as buying groceries.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Owing to the deadpan delivery, "Trans-Europe Express" makes traveling to hang out with Music/DavidBowie and Music/IggyPop sound about as exciting as buying groceries. Florian Scheider and Iggy Pop [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GTrMzYhlG8 actually did buy groceries]].

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*** And even still "Metal on Metal" is separated into "Metal on Metal" and "Azbug" on occasion, so it's a Siamese ''triplet''.


** One song is named after Creator/FranzSchubert.

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** One song is named after Creator/FranzSchubert.Music/FranzSchubert.


[[caption-width-right:350:''"From [[Music/StationToStation station to station]], back to Düsseldorf City/Meet Music/IggyPop and Music/DavidBowie..."'']]

'''Trans-Europe Express''' is the sixth studio album by Music/{{Kraftwerk}} and was released in 1977. Widely considered to be one of the band's best and most groundbreaking records in the history of pop music (and ElectronicMusic in particular).

The album was listed at nr. #256 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"From [[Music/StationToStation station Music/{{station to station]], station}}, back to Düsseldorf City/Meet Music/IggyPop and Music/DavidBowie..."'']]

'''Trans-Europe Express'''
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see the original German album cover]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/trans_europe_express_german_2.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see the album cover used on the 2009 remastered edition]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/trans_europe_express_2009.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]

''Trans-Europe Express''
is the sixth studio album by Music/{{Kraftwerk}} and was released in 1977. Widely considered to be one of the band's best and most groundbreaking records in the history of pop music (and ElectronicMusic in particular).

The album was listed at nr. #256 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of of All Time]].



!!The Hall Of Tropes:

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* ConceptAlbum: European unity.
* EpicRocking: "Europe Endless", "The Hall Of Mirrors".
* UsefulNotes/EuropeanUnion: "Trans-Europe Express" sounds more European than their earlier output, with both the title track and the opening track, "Europe Endless" directly referencing it.

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* ConceptAlbum: European unity.
* EpicRocking: "Europe Endless", "The Hall Of Mirrors".
* UsefulNotes/EuropeanUnion:
unity. "Trans-Europe Express" sounds more European than their earlier output, with both the title track and the opening track, "Europe Endless" directly referencing it.it.
* EpicRocking: "Europe Endless", "The Hall of Mirrors".



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



* TrainSong: "Trans-Europe Express" is about the train express named that way.

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* TrainSong: "Trans-Europe Express" is about the train express named that way. Several electronic sounds during it mimick a train chugging.


'''Trans-Europe Express''' is the sixth studio album by Music/{{Kraftwerk}} and was released in 1977. Widely considered to be one of the band's best and most groundbreaking records in the history of pop music (and ElectronicMusic in particular). It is considered by many to be Kraftwerk's MagnumOpus (though there is also a fair share of people that think ''Music/TheManMachine'' is this).

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'''Trans-Europe Express''' is the sixth studio album by Music/{{Kraftwerk}} and was released in 1977. Widely considered to be one of the band's best and most groundbreaking records in the history of pop music (and ElectronicMusic in particular). It is considered by many to be Kraftwerk's MagnumOpus (though there is also a fair share of people that think ''Music/TheManMachine'' is this).
particular).


** Ian Curtis of Music/JoyDivision insisted on playing "Trans-Europe Express" every time before they went on stage.
** Music/AfrikaBambaataa sampled portions of "Trans-Europe Express" in his revolutionizing hit song "Planet Rock".
** The title song was used in a [[Film/GodfreyHoNinjaMovies Godfrey Ho]] movie called ''[[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob Ninja Champion]]''.


# "Metal on Metal" (6:43)

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# "Metal on Metal" (6:43)(6:43) [[note]]Some versions of the album separate this into two tracks: "Metal on Metal" and "Abzug". It sounds exactly the same either way.[[/note]]


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* BookEnds: "Endless Endless" is a brief reprise of the opening track, "Europe Endless".


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* SiameseTwinSongs:
** "Trans-Europe Express" and "Metal on Metal" are basically one long song. The first track is the vocal portion, and the second track is a mostly-instrumental coda.
** Similarly, "Endless Endless" is just a brief finale for "Franz Schubert".


** The title song was used in a [[GodfreyHoNinjaMovies Godfrey Ho]] movie called ''[[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob Ninja Champion]]''.

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** The title song was used in a [[GodfreyHoNinjaMovies [[Film/GodfreyHoNinjaMovies Godfrey Ho]] movie called ''[[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob Ninja Champion]]''.

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The album was listed at nr. #256 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].

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'''Personnel'''
* Ralf Hütter: voice, synthesizer, orchestron, synthanorma-sequenzer, electronics
* Florian Schneider: vocals, electronics, vocoder, votrax, synthesizer
* Karl Bartos: electronic percussion
* Wolfgang Flür: percussion


# "Europe Endless"
# "The Hall of Mirrors"
# "Showroom Dummies"
# "Trans-Europe Express"
# "Metal on Metal"
# "Franz Schubert"
# "Endless Endless"

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[[AC:Side One]]
# "Europe Endless"
Endless" (9:40)
# "The Hall of Mirrors"
Mirrors" (7:56)
# "Showroom Dummies"
Dummies" (6:15)

[[AC:Side Two]]
# "Trans-Europe Express"
Express" (6:52)
# "Metal on Metal"
Metal" (6:43)
# "Franz Schubert"
Schubert" (4:26)
# "Endless Endless"
Endless" (0:55)



* AlbumTitleDrop: "Trans-Europe Express".


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* TitleTrack: "Trans-Europe Express".

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: "Franz Schubert".


[[caption-width-right:350:''"From station to station, back to Düsseldorf City/Meet IggyPop and Music/DavidBowie..."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"From [[Music/StationToStation station to station, station]], back to Düsseldorf City/Meet IggyPop Music/IggyPop and Music/DavidBowie..."'']]



* AlbumTitleDrop: "Trans-Europe Express".



* TrainSong: "Trans-Europe Express".

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* TrainSong: "Trans-Europe Express".Express" is about the train express named that way.

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* FaceOnTheCover: The band is pictured on the album cover in close-up.


* SyntheticVoiceActor: All vocals. It became one of their trademark elements (and, later on, a staple of ElectronicMusic).

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* SyntheticVoiceActor: All vocals.Some of the vocals (particularly in the title track). It became one of their trademark elements (and, later on, a staple of ElectronicMusic).

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