- Audio Cassette (August 8, 1989)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Elektra / Wea
- ASIN: B000002GYJ
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,580 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Today, listenting to this epic band (with their quirky and naive German sense of humor) is like having a "back to basics" course in musical history. Going back to Kraftwerk is going to square one - hearing the clean, original ideas in electronic music clearly at the fore. It is very cool to hear this album after all these years.
If there is anything else that needs to be said I think it would be that Kraftwerk represents a little known element of the German character. They are playful, witty, simple, humble and very idealistic. Like wide eyed engineers creating a dream project, they forge the future with joy.
I came across this bright green cover with a simple monochrome image of an old computer terminal displaying four digitzed heads. It looked like some unknown undergroud band's first album (the one where they do their own graphic design). My friend puts it on his nice hi-fi and the rest, they say, is history. I ended up listening to it twice, then went out the next day and found mint used copies of both the US and German pressings. I am now a certified Kraftwerk junkie.
If you have not heard them before, I would suggest that you start with this album, as I consider it their best. Other top faves are "Trans-Europe Express" and "Man Machine" (and! the German versions if you can find/afford them). For those who want a "newer" sound (ie. all digital), go with "The Mix", but I believe that the individual albums are much stronger than the reworked hits package.
"Computer Love" is my favorite track on the record. I never tire of that song; I mean who can't sympathize with this song's protagonist? The mere fact that I am typing this review of that song and this album should give you an indication of how ahead of its time this project was.
One of their best discs, highly recommended.
Then "Autobahn" came out, and later "Computer World." What the hell? This wasn't Krautrock. It was something... different. Something vaguely commercial, but still with Kraftwerkian accents. At the time I dismissed these albums as attempts to sell out, at the cost of all the innovation they had built up, and of course doomed to failure.
Shows what I knew. They have since become classics, the first salvos in a new style of music which has taken over the world.
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greatest Kraftwerk album ever, next to Trans Europe Express. beautiful colored vinyl, and great condition. Excellent service.Published 14 months ago by orlando
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