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    i honestly don't know but it definitely has that sort of jammy vibe to it. there is live footage on youtube if you enter the band and album (notice how i cleverly avoided adding a video to your jukebox).
    It's definitely not going to be to everyone's taste but i love this stuff. just wish i could play it.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2009
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    I know there's a video of Ralf and Florian doing a song called "Truckstop Gondelero" somewhere on YouTube, with Florian whipping out the flute and all, and it's VERY improv and jazz-like, albeit through the filter of their electronic viewpoint.
    My love of Kraftwerk always came from hearing stories of black DJs and hip-hop artists in the early 80's asking "Who the hell are those funky black dudes in Kraftwerk?", followed by "What? They're white boys from Germany?"

    Music nerd trivia: OMD named their first album "Organisation" after Ralf and Florian's piece. I'm sure you all knew that already.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2009
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    I seem to recall Derrick May saying Detroit Techno started as a concept where Kraftwerk is stuck in an elevator with George Clinton.
    • CommentAuthorIllogic
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2009
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    You know, I have to say that I sorta liked The Pipkins. I'm also pretty sure I've heard that song before somewhere.
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    My reaction to The Pipkins:

    "that sounds familiar, VERY familiar."

    Well, according to Wiki... the instrumental version was used in silent Benny Hill sketches. That's where I know it from.

    (oh yeah, and it was used in a couple ads too)
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2009
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    My love of Kraftwerk always came from hearing stories of black DJs and hip-hop artists in the early 80's asking "Who the hell are those funky black dudes in Kraftwerk?", followed by "What? They're white boys from Germany?"

    They're the bastard children of industry come forth to set humanity rockin'.
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      CommentAuthordocporno
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2009
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    having grown up bout the same time as derrick may (a few years younger), i can attest that detroit was obssessed with kraftwerk in the 80s. a dj named electrifying mojo would play their 12" and albums in their entirety night after night over the air and their songs would chart on our local stations right next to prince, rick james and david bowie (our RnB stations were a bit more open-minded back then)-and you can still play 'numbers' or 'tour de france' at any detroit party regardless of the ages present and people will dance.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2009
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    Geez, Warren, are you rummaging through MY personal jukebox? Mr. Orbit is a standard at Sizer Central.
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    Most Australians would recognise the Pipkins track from the NAB/Auskick ads that get played all throughout the AFL season.
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009
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    The Pipkins. Wow. I heard that a few times on the radio in the early '70s, remembered the chorus but had no idea who did the song. It's the sort of tune that would have been on American radio back then.
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    Ah...Lush. 4AD were fantastic.Is this the point where they stopped sounding like The Cocteau Twins and went for the pop prize ?
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      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009 edited
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    Just looked up Lush on Wikipedia (they passed me by when they were at their peak: I preferred other 4AD bands like Throwing Muses and Belly etc.), and found this out about lead singer Miki Berenyi:
    Her mother, Yasuko Nagazumi was a Japanese actress who played minor roles in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice and in TV-series Space: 1999.

    Mental. I'm glad the band is getting some nice residuals lately, what with two of their songs appearing on Rock Band. Shoegazey stuff too, not the pop stuff as shown above (De-Luxe and Sweetness and Light, if you're interested).
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      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009 edited
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    That settles it. I'm getting Gala, while chastising my past self for not trying this out when I was a student, when everyone else was.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009
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    Lush! now we┬┤re talking! i think i must have played my "Spooky" tape a gazillion times before my stereo combusted in defiance..
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    Shit, I just now realized that Lush was in Rock Band 2, and I'd made a mental note to check them out. Warren moves in mysterious ways...
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