KRAFTWERK (part 1 of 2)

KRAFTWERK – 3 live sets

A few of these things that I’m posting over the next few days have been available elsewhere in the blogosphere, medicine but as always, it’s good to have them also grouped in one place for your conveinence.

The “Bremen Radio” set is epic, one of the towering achievements in Krautrock, and its recently unearthed story is found here. It features both members of Neu! (drummer Klaus Dinger and guitarist Michael Rother), as well as Ralf and Florian, who end up getting shunted in the mix found on the disc. It clocks in at a blissful 70 minutes.

The “Beat Club” performance of “Truckstop Gondolero” is the legendary moment in Kraftwerk history where Ralf got cold feet and chickened out of a TV appearance, leaving Florian to go it without him, still using Rother and Dinger as collaborative backup.

The third download, “Somewhere In Europe”, is clips of some sets done in ’76 and ’81, recorded, appropriately, somewhere in Europe.

Kraftwerk – radio appearance, Bremen, Germany, 1971 (ZIP file)
Kraftwerk – “Beat Club”, German TV, 1971 (ZIP file)
Kraftwerk – “Somewhere In Europe” (ZIP file)

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779 Responses to KRAFTWERK (part 1 of 2)

  1. Don says:

    the bremen radio 1971 recording is excellent! THANKS

  2. Louie says:

    The Radio Bremen 1971 gig is fabulous!!! I do have a small correction to make in regards to the band line-up on this recording. This was recorded during the six month period in 1971 when Ralf Hutter was not part of the group. The line-up for this particular recording is Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger – the same line-up as the 1971 Beat Club performance.
    As already stated above, this is an awesome concert and is a fabulous piece of Kraftwerk history. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  3. Rob says:

    These are amazing, I knew about only the Radio Bremen on a CD with the Philips label. the others are new to me, thank you so much for adding to my mania for all things Kraftwerkian. Rob