ROTW – Kraftwerk – The Model

Image of the cover of 1978 UK 7" release on EMI


Formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1970, the men-machines of Kraftwerk were at the forefront of experimental electronic music. Their 1974 breakthrough album, “Autobahn” remains a great influence in the genre and is a favourite   driving album for those that like to travel at speeds in excess 200 kmph.

My UK copy is marked as a 1978 release but other sources say that it wasn’t released in the UK until 1981? I sense a conspiracy ….. or was I head of my time? Probably not, I think I nicked it off my brother.

Coupled with the smooth “Computer Love” on the B-side, “The Model” reached No 1 in 1981 and was the band’s most successful werk and still sounds like the future.


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About MikeGreenslade

Mike is General Manager of ShelterBox Australia, a ShelterBox Response Team member and photographer, based in the Northern Rivers of NSW.
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