Out on Apple Music now… other sites sooooon…
What I have been rocking the last 365 days.
Without Kraftwerk, we wouldn’t have music as we know it now. Sounds like hyperbole but they were that influential. Everyone from Bowie to Bambaataa, post-punk to hip hop, right up to this week’s chart pop. All music now is electronic music, it’s simply a question of to what degree.
I was lucky enough to see them live in Nottingham three years ago and it was one of the most moving gigs I’ve seen in my entire life. I won’t repeat what I said in my review of that gig – what could I add?
How do you sum up a band that has been an inspiration to you in every way, not just musically but philosophically, aesthetically… bloody everything.
Kraftwerk have had various lineups but I can’t really think of them as being Kraftwerk without Florian. I do hope they carry on but I think Florian’s sense of humour, his playfulness and Death-Valley-dry quips will be missed.
Auf Wiedersehen, Florian. Thank you for changing the world. <3
I arranged the above listpic at https://www.neverendingchartrendering.org/ and it’s one of the easiest, most fun ways I’ve found of making an album list.
Of course, the order of the albums is always changing is ones fall out of favour or I hear something new that has to be included.
What are yours?
Just in case the tweet disappears, here’s the card that Emma Jackson (yes, THAT Emma Jackson!) found:
I reckon it was compiled from Mark And Lard playlists of 1996 as that’s a pretty wild mixture of bands / styles.
Seeing White Town on it is really very, very strange!
This just in from Emma herself:
Which is even better as I swear I don’t remember being in a John Peel Festive Fifty ever… though Crimbo of ’96 is when I was signing to EMI so everything was completely mental back then.
Not too shabby!
Also, that’s around SEVENTY YEARS of listening which is quite freaky when you think about it. :-O