Tuesday, April 11, 2006

We are the Robots. 

I always wondered how James Brown influenced Kraftwerk until I went back and really listened to some of there material. James Brown was very big on repeatition and funky guitar stuff. James Brown was doing something in Soul/R&B/Rock that was never done before. Kraftwerk mimiced this with there invention of electronic rock. The synths and drums where something that was never before in that context. Before Kraftwerk it was all related to classicly composed music and working scores on paper. Switched on Bach is a record that comes to mind. Still a very good record mind you but it didn't leave the hallowed grounds of a already used form. To say Kraftwerk had a big influence on music would be an understatement. Here is one of my favourite videos..

Trans-Europe Express.


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