Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Vault: Kraftwerk - 'Neon Lights'

Time for another edition of a brand new feature. While Track Of The Day brings you new music and Rewind takes you back 20 years, The Vault deals in amazing songs from random points in musical history. RW/FF will keep these posts short and sweet, with only a small bit of basic info. All you have to do is press play and enjoy.

I think I first became aware of Kraftwerk via various interviews with Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie, who used to give entertaining, inspiring and educational quotes to the music press while others seemed hugely complacent in comparison. But it was my school friend Jason B who introduced me properly to the music of this group via a recorded C90 cassette of 'The Man Machine' with 'Computer World' on the other side. Released in 1978, 'The Man Machine' is still my favourite album from the German techno pioneers, and one of the greatest records of all time. From it, here is the sublime 'Neon Lights', which has the original German title of "Neonlicht"...

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