RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider

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The Edges Cat

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RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider
« on: May 06, 2020, 09:09:43 PM »
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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WookieeWarrior

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Re: RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 10:45:47 PM »
Terrible news. I love Kraftwerk, and I'm pretty sure U2's homage is what got me into them.

My favorite:


And here's another excellent Neon Lights cover from an Athens, GA jinglepop group. You know, Love Tractor:


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Re: RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 10:53:31 PM »
I was a bit shocked when I saw he died aged 73. Their music just strikes me as made by someone younger, it's hard to believe they've been around since the 1970's. U2 have too though...
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2020, 02:04:04 AM »
Sad news, this group are true pioneers and one of the greatest electronic bands.

And probably one of the most influential and important groups of all time.

SLABT and Invisible are the two best examples of Kraftwerk influenced U2 tracks.

It's interesting to note that Danger Mouse who produced SLABT and composed the Kraftwerk-like synthline had named Kraftwerk the artist with the greatest influence on his work and musical style.
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Re: RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2020, 03:01:12 AM »
I became aware of Kraftwerk at a young age, probably in 1978.

My best friend’s older brother had the album Trans Europe Express and he would play it in their basement where we hung out.

40 odd years later, I listen to quite a lot of EDM, and I have to wonder if a seed was planted back then.
First Chair. Last Call.

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restofit

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Re: RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2020, 03:57:18 AM »
I became aware of Kraftwerk at a young age, probably in 1978.

My best friend’s older brother had the album Trans Europe Express and he would play it in their basement where we hung out.

40 odd years later, I listen to quite a lot of EDM, and I have to wonder if a seed was planted back then.

Such a brilliant album. Kraftwerk are the grand-daddy's of electronic music and you could argue just as influential as the Beatles.
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Re: RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2020, 05:01:48 AM »
In the recent thread about 10 albums that influenced your taste in music, Kraftewerk's
Die Mensch Maschine was one of my ten.

Says it all.

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Re: RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 09:27:53 AM »
Such sad news

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Re: RIP Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2020, 02:08:45 PM »
Very sad to hear. I'm gutted I never got to see his band. I want more of their stuff but Kraftwerk physical albums are so damn expensive.
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