You need not be an enthusiast for everything they made to acknowledge the uniqueness of Kraftwerk’s oeuvre and their impact upon modern music. I’m not a die-hard fan either – but I could not escape the fascination and the magic of the moment when I stumbled upon a live recording of one of Kraftwerk’s first concerts. It was 1970 – nineteen seventy! What they did was so novel, so strange as if a group of aliens from outer space had landed on stage.
(The YouTube link above should skip right to minute 16:43 when »Ruckzuck« begins. If you have access to the media library of the German TV broadcaster ARD, you can watch the concert there, too.)
Published on 12 March 2022Heyoka