A couple of other little things made this weekend a little bit special. Firstly a few CDs arrived on Saturday morning. Last weekend was Kraftwerk weekend on 6 Music, and after that I was moaning on an online forum about how listening to a few shows on iPlayer I tried to track down the first […]
Entries Tagged as 'Kraftwerk'
February 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Man Machine speaks · Music
Right now I am listening to an interview from 2003 on the BBC iPlayer – an interview with Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk. Really. Somebody from the band that famously don’t do interviews and don’t even have a telephone in their studio, doing an interview on the BBC. It is all part of 6 Music’s Kraftwerk […]
October 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on BaÃ¯onarena and other recent Spotify highlights · Music
I am already used to Spotify being a good place to hear new music that I have read about, but now I am starting to find that it is the place to discover new releases too.Â Prime example: Manu Chao has a new live album out and the first I knew about it was seeing […]
October 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on When exclusive really means exclusive · Music
Another Kraftwerk-related post I’m afraid, but how the hell did Mojo magazine manage to get an interview with Kraftwerk?Â Â Â OK, maybe they overstate it a little when it is only interviews with Ralf Hutter, but since the departure of Florian Schneider he really is the only one left. (Apologies to Fritz Hilpert, Henning Schmitz and […]
October 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Kraftwerk on Spotify · Music
Kraftwerk and Spotify are two of my favourite things,Â so I am predictably chuffed to see that a recent update has seen the whole of Kraftwerk’s remastered catalogue added to Spotify.Â To be honest I can’t tell much difference by comparing the old CD ripped to WMA and the new one streamed in Ogg Vorbis […]
October 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Der Katalog · Music
Kraftwerk are finally going to release The Catalogue, a box-set of their re-mastered albums.Â I say ‘finally’ because this was mentioned back in 2004/2005.Â They even went so far as producing some promotional copies and then nothing happened.Â Didn’t they also say that there was going to be a set of 5.1 mixes available on […]
September 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Music
Hot on the heels of the Beatles remasters comes the news that Kraftwerk are also re-releasing all their albums (not counting the Ralf & Florian albums) in a remastered form.Â The weird thing is, and maybe it is unpatriotic, but I would be more likely to buy one or more of the Kraftwerk remasters than […]
January 15th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Music
This evening I discovered that the song Autobahn appeared on one of those Top Of The Pops LPs in the 70s. I may have to turn my life into a quest to hear this version, just to hear what a bunch of session musicians did to it.Â Â is it good? Bad?Â So bad its good?
December 1st, 2007 · Comments Off on Unisex Chipshop · Music
I love this! The ball is now in Kraftwerk's court to invite Bill along to join them in singing Das Hokey Cokey… somehow I can’t see it happening though.
May 12th, 2006 · Comments Off on New Kraftwerk music? · Music
Alas no. I got a bit excited to see someone arriving here via a Google search for Kraftwerk champions league music, and thought that maybe they had written some theme music for it, like they did for the Expo. But it just turns out that Sky Sports have been using the Tour de France music […]