The Man Machine?

Last week Florian Schneider, one of the founders of Kraftwerk died of cancer aged 73. I was never a massive fan of the band. Although I could admire the cleverness of their work, I always found purely electronic music didn’t stir me emotionally. Neverless I liked some of their songs. Perhaps my favourite was Autobahn, although due to my ignorance of the German language, until J, who studied German to A level, put me right, I was convinced they were singing of having Fun, Fun, Fun on the Autobahn.

Anyway reading of Florian’s passing I was reminded of a favourite tribute to Kraftwerk by Bill Bailey.

17 thoughts on “The Man Machine?

  1. It’s not ‘Fun, Fun, Fun on the Autobahn’? Oh! 😯
    I’ve always had the notion that I like Kraftwerk, without every really wanting to listen to their music, if that makes sense. I suppose I enjoy their groundbreaking approach without really being stirred by the outcome.

  2. I loved that clip of Bill Bailey and then went down a rabbit hole of Bill Bailey performances. I especially like the one of him discovering he can play the piano in Black Books.

    • That’s the danger with the internet. So easy to get sucked into clicking links and ending down “rabbit holes”. But Bill Bailey is brilliant.
      And now you’ve mentioned Black Books – we have box set of the series. Will have to dig it out 😀

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