Tag Archives: Kraftwerk

REDUX: Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 3]

July 1, 2015 With UK technopop experiencing a meteoric rise in the years 1979-80, the next year was a watershed for the sound. Big changes were underfoot. OMD dropped their third album and it was filled with experimental elements like … Continue reading

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Record Review: Various Artists “Hit It. Dance + Contemporary Music” US Promo CD

Various Artists: Hit It. Dance + Contemporary Music Warner Bros. Records – USP – CD [1987] Atlantic Starr: One Lover At A Time [7″ mix] 4:02 Nick Kamen: Each Time You Break My Heart [Radio Mix] 4:01 Erasure: Sometimes [7″ … Continue reading

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Kraftwerk Awakes From Slumber To Revisit “Heimcomputer” 40 Years Later

I can recall getting a copy of Kraftwerk’s 1981 opus, “Computerworld” as a high school graduation present. Since I already had a computer in my home by that time [Radio Shack CoCo with Extended Basic upgrade, if you’re asking] I … Continue reading

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Florian Schneider: 1947-2020

I hadn’t even finished playing my run of Stranglers albums this week when yesterday morning I got the first message from Gavin, who’s more connected than I am by far. He was suggesting that Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider had died … Continue reading

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Record Review: Elektric Music – Crosstalk GER CD5

Elektric Music: Crosstalk GER CD5 [1992] Crosstalk Intercomix Baby Come Back Context can change everything. In 1981, Kraftwerk released what is largely considered the last of their “imperial period” albums. Then, the progress of this most progressive of bands seemed … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 35]

[continued from previous post] After the “Sugar Tax” campaign played out,  1992 and 1993 came along and in the spring of the latter year came new and unexpected McCluskey activity. I forgot exactly where I first caught wind of the … Continue reading

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It’s 34 Years later – What’s Still Not On CD? [part 4]

The last post on this thread was F-J on the list of album still wanted on CD format…before it’s too late!   RED = I have already made a CD of this. GREEN = awaiting remastering in my Media Empire Room. BLUE = I still need to buy … Continue reading

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