Kraftwerk: The Man Machine (Capitol)
Andy Gill, NME, 29 April 1978
IT IS RATHER unfortunate that Kraftwerk's current popularity is based, to a large extent, on the chic appeal of David Bowie's favour. True, such favour helps shift units, but the inevitable result is that there are now a lot of folk around who don't know why they like Kraftwerk, but are sure there must be something in them because David likes them. Even worse, there are some who take the band unquestioningly and appropriate the desire to be machines themselves.
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