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#1720 - 02/22/02 06:21 PM Favorite KraftWerk cd
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I like Electric cafe'......I also heard rumors about a new album, not remixes either....

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#1721 - 02/23/02 10:29 PM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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KRAFTWERK 2 - 1971

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#1722 - 02/24/02 01:56 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Man Machine, but Radioactivity is my fave single.

Computer World is great also.

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#1723 - 02/24/02 05:16 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Right at this moment, I'm listening Data-Bank-A "politically correct" cover of Radioactivity (...Stop radioactivity - is in the air to kill you and me....).
Radioactivity is my preferred best album, very analogue sounding.

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#1724 - 02/24/02 06:14 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Electric Cafe is probably their worst cd. I like the snare sounds and the choirs though.

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#1725 - 02/24/02 10:27 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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An easy answer: My favourite Kraftwerk-CD hasn't been manufactured yet.

I don't like their music, their sound and their "lyrics"/"vocals". Or, in a shorter form: I don't like Kraftwerk.
!!!!I'm not talking about the persons themselves, only about the band/ the music!!!!
I can't understand why they are so popular. Only because they were the first, the synth-pop pioneers? Maybe I have to be a little bit more patriotic and have to like them because they come from the same country like me. But that would be very silly, I think.
They've never had a good sound, and their "melodies" a new born child could have composed and played. Music doesn't need to be complex and perfect. It "just" needs something special, something that makes me like it. But Kraftwerks music has nothing special.

"Radioactivity is in the air for You and me" or "Fahr'n, fahr'n, fahr'n auf der Autobahn" are not really masterpieces of lyrics, are they?

I don't say that everything from Kraftwerk is bad, there surely are some usable elements. But the complete end-product of a Kraftwerk-song is nothing really good, I think.

EVERYTHING WRITTEN HERE IS JUST MY PERSONAL OPINION!!!!!!
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#1726 - 02/24/02 10:57 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Woah ! Feel better now?
Were you, by any chance abused as a child while listening to this band? Those are some strong opinions. Isn't there ANYthing positive you can think of?
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#1727 - 02/24/02 12:58 PM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Quote:
Originally posted by Uncle Dave:
Were you, by any chance abused as a child while listening to this band?


Hahaha! Believe me, I've never been abused. But in the electronic music nearly everyone seems to praise Kraftwerk as synthesizer-gods. And I don't know why....


Something positiv in relation with Kraftwerk? Hmmmmmmmmm. As a child I liked "Das Modell" und "Die Roboter". And I've bought "Trans-Europa-Express" some years ago. I've never heard the whole album twice, and when I hear a song of that album, then the titlesong.
But indeed there is something positiv: If I want to laugh, I just have to listen to their lyrics .

Take it easy, this is just ONE opinion...

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#1728 - 02/24/02 03:05 PM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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They're not exactly helped by the German language, which together with southern Swedish dialects, are among the ugliest in the world.

I've always loved the melodies and the percussions. That, combined with complete weirdness courtesy of the vocoded voices, makes for great music.

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#1729 - 02/24/02 07:12 PM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Stalker,
I'm just havin' some fun. I didn't mean REALLY abused, it's just something we joke about when dealing with certain situations. I'm glad you have a light heart - it was meant in fun !
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#1730 - 02/25/02 04:24 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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I know, Uncle Dave! I didn't take it personally or serious (may I say so in english???).


Quote:
Originally posted by tekminus:
They're not exactly helped by the German language, which together with southern Swedish dialects, are among the ugliest in the world.


But I don't like their english texts either. That was an interesting post, tek! Is german really an ugly speech for non-germans? I admit, there are better speeches for music. But some musicians and film-producers use the german language to make it dark and disturbing (Peter Gabriel-deutsches Album, Ultravox-Herr X, Visage-Der Amboss (official it's sung in german, but I can't recognize too much of my mother tongue there ). And it's used in fantasy-films like Conan (in the original Verson the name is spoken like in german, but in the german synchronisation it's spoken like it would be spoken in english. Do You understand? ).

Do You know the german band "Rammstein"? They are very popular in the US?! For a german person the lyrics are silly and funny, because they are soooooooooooo dark . But how do You think about it as an english (or any other non german)-speaking person, when You don't understand too much? Is it really dark then?


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#1731 - 02/25/02 07:49 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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It doesn't have the flow of say French, so yeah. Maybe ugly isn't the right word..it's harsh. Pashtu is just ugly

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#1732 - 02/26/02 01:07 PM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Hi!
Hey, I've "worked" one or two hours on a cover of "Das Modell". Just for fun, You know? I don't think that it is exactly like the original one (didn't hear it for a long time). Of course the sounds are not the same, too, but I didn't want to create new sounds. Now I wanted to link it in this thread, and if anyone wants to hear it, he could do so.
But one question now: is that legal? Am I allowed to cover a song and put it for free into the net?
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#1733 - 02/27/02 12:29 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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COMPUTER WORLD.

Totally amazing.



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#1734 - 02/27/02 12:56 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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What am I? In my dictionary "retarded" means the same as "delayed". Why am I delayed? ?? ?


............confused........
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#1735 - 02/27/02 02:08 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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confused? you should be. If you don't like Kraftwerk . I have edited the "delayed" comment. no hard feelings I hope.

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#1736 - 02/27/02 06:13 PM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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cOMPUTER wORLD

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#1737 - 02/28/02 07:41 AM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Hi!

Okay, now I know that it is legal. It is not commercial in any case, the original music was written by Kraftwerk (Hutter, Bartos).
If You want to hear into this "cover-version", just click on the url. I admit: the original is better. Take it as a joke, and maybe as an excuse for all the bad things I've said about Kraftwerk .

http://members.surfeu.de/home/albion/Das%20Modell.mp3
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#1738 - 03/05/02 10:26 PM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Computer World.
www.meriphew.com

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#1739 - 03/06/02 05:27 PM Re: Favorite KraftWerk cd
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Another favorite of mine is TONE FLOAT , which was when they were under the name ORGANIZATION - 1969 . The MAN MACHINE is another favorite .

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