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.