Tuesday, February 12, 2013

KNOW YOUR KRAFTWERK: A SPOTTER'S GUIDE TO TEUTONIC ELECTRO-POP

Kraftwerk! They're the German band that's sweeping the nation!

But did you know there are a number of fake Kraftwerks doing the rounds? DO NOT BE TAKEN IN BY THESE CHARLATANS*.


Spotter's Notes: Can't hold a tune, and there's only three of them

Spotter's Notes: Although German and like the real thing haven't changed for decades, too many of them, and some members are even raising a smile AND WILL HAVE TO BE SHOT

Spotter's Notes: American Kraftwerk. They're good, perhaps too good.


Spotter's Notes: Cold War Kraftwerk. They had electronic synthesisers from a factory in Minsk. Unfortunately, the black keys came from a separate factory in Leningrad, who were three years behind quota



Spotter's Notes: North Korea getting it horribly wrong as usual. ROY ORBISON IS NOT IN KRAFTWERK

Let's hear it for Kraftwerk, everybody! Klik-wirr-wirr-wirr-noodle-autobahn.

*The Charlatans being another band altogether. Do not be taken in by these baggy Manc Charlatans either.

3 comments:

Steve Dix said...

The German bunch are from Sax-Coburg, not D├╝sseldorf, and I suspect one of them's actually Greek.

Jackal said...

Then there is the spawn of Kraftwerk... Gary(Neumann)Numan.
'E' and extra 'N' removed so stage name doesn't appear too German.

Anonymous said...

Forget about Trans Europe Express, here's the Transrapid!