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RIP Florian Schneider: A Kraftwerk Baker's Dozen Special
The Quietus , May 7th, 2020 08:57

Following sad news that Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider has died, we present a specially compiled Baker's Dozen of artists including Michael Rother, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Marie Davidson and Mark Lanegan on their favourite music by the kosmische musik masters

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Vince Clarke on Computer World

I think it's their most pop record, it's got three or four minute tunes. I'm really into pop music... I've got all of their albums, but this one is almost like a best of. I saw them perform it live twice, years and years ago, in south London and Leicester. The first time I heard Kraftwerk was when 'The Model' came out, that was a riff that everybody could play, so that's what we played [laughs]. Obviously all bands start the same way, they don't play their own stuff, they're trying to play like other people, and 'The Model' is a really simple song to play. I'm sure there is a tape of me playing it somewhere out there, I don't know. Perhaps someone will do an impersonation of me doing it.


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