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Kraftwerk: Ralf Hütter – He's More 'Aaaaaah'

Interview by Simon Witter, Dummy, Spring 2006

2008 Note: When I met Ralf Hütter in London in early 2006, it was ostensibly to hear about the release plans Kraftwerk had for that ...

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Krautrock: Germany Calling

Overview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, December 1972

TIME WAS WHEN a sudden loud crash around West Germany was probably just an other F-One-Eleven. These days it's more likely to be the local ...

Krautrock: Germany Calling #2

Overview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, December 1972

BOMB BLASTS AND THE BEAT: PART TWO OF IAN MACDONALD'S DEFINITIVE SURVEY OF GERMAN ROCK ...

Kraftwerk: Autobahn

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, June 1975

NOT TO TAKE anything away from Ralf, Florian, Klaus or even Wolfgang – who are probably real nice geezers once you get to know them ...

Kraftwerk: The Final Solution To The Music Problem?

Interview by Lester Bangs, New Musical Express, September 1975

In the beginning there was feedback: the machines speaking on their own, answering their supposed masters with shrieks of misalliance. In the music of KRAFTWERK we ...

Kraftwerk: 2 a.m. Newcastle Hotel

Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, September 1975

'We not only try to brainwash people... we succeed' ...

Kraftwerk: Exceller-8, Radio-Activity

Review by Miles, New Musical Express, January 1976

EXCELLER 8 IS a 'best of album taken from the three Vertigo albums that Kraftwerk have released in this country and it's a good selection ...

Krautwerk: This is what your fathers fought to save you from...

Live Review by Miles, New Musical Express, October 1976

Kraftwerk, National Health: The Roundhouse, London ...

Kraftwerk: Deutsche Disko

Interview by Glenn O'Brien, Interview, 1977

KRAFTWERK is Germany's top pop group, and that's saying something because plenty of original sounds have been amanating from Deutschland since the psychedelic era. But ...

Kraftwerk: We ARE Showroom Dummies

Report by Jane Suck, Sounds, April 1978

Kraftwerk's hottest platter gets poseur preview ...

Kraftwerk: The Man Machine

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, April 1978

SEE THE record cover. See the four men in red shirts and black ties. See them stand in line. See them in profile in the ...

Kraftwerk: The Man Machine (Capitol)

Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 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 ...

Kraftwerk: Terminal Weirdness à Paris

Report by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, April 1978

(Airport terminal, that is. Meanwhile somewhere up in some posey skyscraper, KRAFTWERK are boring everyone stiff...) ...

Kraftwerk: The Man Machine (Capitol EST 11728(1)

Review by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, May 1978

KRAFTY KRAUTS REALLY WERK! ...

Kraftwerk: The Man Machine (Capitol EST 11728)

Review by Danny Baker, ZigZag, June 1978

Springtime for Kraftwerk ...

Techno-Rock: Six Teutons And What Do You Get — A Programmed Sequencer And The Doppler Effect

Overview by Jeff Walker, Waxpaper, September 1978

IN JAPAN, LOCAL bands copy both the look and sound of Western rockers – an imitative art form which thrives while the fans wait for ...

Kraftwerk: The Model Life

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, February 1982

"I'm not nuts," says RALF HÜTTER of mighty Germanic megastars KRAFTWERK. "Blimey," gasps MARK COOPER (PHD Engineering and Knitting) in disbelief. Well, is he or ...

Kraftwerk: Autobahn

Review by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, July 1985

THOUGH NOT a patch on their four subsequent albums, Autobahn has enormous historical significance as the album that introduced the world to Kraftwerk, one of ...

Kraftwerk: Electric Café

Live Review by Biba Kopf, New Musical Express, November 1986

IT BEGINS with a word that sounds like BOING! The BOING! Triggers a controlled BOOM!, blanketed by a downbeat TSCHAK! In case you didn't catch ...

Kraftwerk: Robopop

Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 1991

In Düsseldorf back in ’68, a clean-cut combo of besuited squares were unaware that they were destined to change the face of dance music forever ...

Kraftwerk Redux

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, New York Times, The, June 1991

WHEN VOLUNTEERS are needed for the first brain chips – surgically inserted microcircuits that, the theory goes, will boost brainpower – Kraftwerk will be first ...

Kraftwerk: Ralf Hütter

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, October 1991

Keyboard: THIS IS your first tour in almost a decade. Why now? ...

Kraftwerk

Retrospective and Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, April 1997

Do the men play the machines? Or the machines play the men? How four humanoids with one vision revolutionised pop. ...

Kraftwerk

Profile by John McCready, Independent, The, May 1997

IT IS inevitable and happens to everyone. James Brown's new bag is now full of holes. David Bowie, a former ideas factory, is reduced to ...

Various Artists: Dawn Of Electronica

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, July 2000

Founding fathers of technopop come together in electro land ...

Kraftwerk: Triumph Of The Machines

Comment by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, March 2004

KRAFTWERK'S MOST recent record, the long-waited Tour de France Soundtracks – their first album of new material since 1986's Electric Café, and a variation on ...

Kraftwerk

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, June 2005

FEW BANDS in pop history are quite as mysterious, elusive and maddeningly eccentric as Kraftwerk. But few remain as enduringly influential either. In 2005, even ...

'Kraftwerk Are The Catalyst'

Interview by Simon Witter, MOJO, September 2005

The band's art guru and oldest friend, EMIL SCHULT, gives a view from inside the Kraftwerk project. As told to Simon Witter. ...

Kraftwerk: Paranoid Android

Retrospective and Interview by Simon Witter, MOJO, September 2005

2009 NOTE: This is a 9000-word "Director's Cut" version of a 5000-word piece written for MOJO in September 2005. ...

Electro Pop: One Nation Under a Moog

Overview by Simon Reynolds, Guardian, The, October 2009

As new BBC4 documentary Synth Britannia shows, the synthesizer first dehumanised then re-humanised British pop, fulfilled the DIY promise of punk, and changed how bands ...

Conny Plank: The Soundtrack Of Our Youth

Profile by David Stubbs, Quietus, The, February 2013

As Gronland release a four-disc box set of the music of Conny Plank, David Stubbs remembers the "midwife of Krautrock"... ...

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