Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Man Machine

In sixth grade, 1974 at MSU Campus School (where I saw Al Jackson many times, without having any idea who he was), our much-harassed music teacher (whose name I can't remember) would let kids bring a record in to play for the class. This didn't happen much, and when it did, it resulted in some predictably dire selections. However, one week, a boy named Robert Grey brought in "Autobahn" by Kraftwerk. I remember a lot of groaning from the class, but I thought it was really cool, and I'd never heard anything remotely like it. It's hard to imagine a world without Kraftwerk, and I guess it's easy to overlook just how profound their influence has been. This two-part documentary brings it all home.

Part 1

Part 2

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