Monday, March 14, 2011

JDIZZY's 365 # 309: Autobahn

Autobahn - Kraftwerk (1974)

Electronic music, meet your daddy! After Autobahn, the music world could not deny the tasty synths played by those wiley German robots anymore. A heavily edited single version broke into the top 40 in America and the top 20 in the UK. This track, inspired by the famed German autoway, is the perfect soundtrack to any 22 minute drive you have to take. Kraftwerk continues to inspire, fascinate and blow minds with their catalog, but this is where the world took notice, and it should be praised.

Length be damned, here's the whole beautiful thing!!!!

And the single version that broke the band in the English speaking world!

And the 11 minute animated music video, made in 1979 by The Snowman's animator Roger Mainwood!

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