Vintage Video: Kraftwerk “Tanzmusik”

April 29th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Much as I love watching four android-looking-dudes standing in front of a projection screen computing while the techno-fied hits play, I think I dig Kraftwerk’s early live presentation a bit more — it’s a mix of electronic key and drum synths the band created itself and Florian Schneider’s acoustic flute. Here they perform the song “Tanzmusik” (aka “Dance Music”) from the band’s third album, Ralf and Florian, on some German TV show. I’m not sure who’s on drums; anyone? I also have no idea what the program’s host is saying in his introduction, but I’m guessing it’s something like this: “Hey there, hip cats and chicks, pop some Quaaludes and dig this funky stone groove from the happenest group on the sunny side of the Iron Curtain — Kraftwerk!!

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GlenVargas // Apr 30, 2008 at 11:09 pm

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  • 2 Vintage Video: Yellow Magic Orchestra — “Computer Games/Firecracker” and “Nice Age (Live)” « killerPOP // Sep 30, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    […] of synthpop that became known as technopop in Japan. You can hear the big debt the band owes to Kraftwerk, but there’s no denying that YMO were much more playful than their emotionless German […]

  • 3 Phil // Nov 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    The drummer is Wolfgang Flur. It was his first appearance with Kraftwerk.

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