Kraftwerk

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Kraftwerk

Postby SteveC » 10 Mar 2004 20:01

One week to go :D
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Postby David » 17 Mar 2004 21:43

Hey Steve/Pete

Any chance you can give me a report when you see them ?

I wont see them till Toronto next month.
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Postby Pete » 18 Mar 2004 03:19

myself and agent nick king are off to see them on thursday night @ royal festival hall then saturday @ brixton academy.

we'll let you know what its like ever state we get in to!
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Postby nickking » 18 Mar 2004 09:37

Yeah, thoroughly looking forward to this - a bunch of us are going to try to meet up before the gig at the Wellington pub just outside Waterloo station - more info here http://www.thewellington-waterloo.co.uk/index.php?location

See ya there at 7pm, Pete?

l8rs,


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Postby SteveC » 18 Mar 2004 22:24

KRAFTWERK REVIEW - SPOILER

MANCHESTER APOLLO

The German maestros were taking a risk entering Manc 808 territory, but they were given a respectful response by the adoring crowd.

As the curtains unveiled to the men in suits in trademark pose, the roof lifted as opening track Man Machine played to a wall of graphics.

Throughout the opening tracks the band remained motionless bar a few smiles and the tweek of a knee or a foot in sync with the melody. It was almost like looking into a cybercafe and observing business executives checking their E-mails. It became rather tedious but at the same time enthralling to observe.

The performance is very reliant on the graphics and it was the image changes that got more of a cheer than the music itself. Recognisable classics were received well with the appropriate footage, Autobahns er Autobahns and Tour de Frances’ er Tour de France being two that complimented themselves.

Trans Europe Express seemed to provide the biggest spontaneous roar and was certainly my highlight.

As the curtains closed for what seemed an age they then reopened to the Robots having taken to the stage where they performed their signature tune in synchronisation.

As we all thought that was it, the curtains closed but the lights stayed dim and sure enough the band returned dressed in glow green one piece lycra tron outfits where they performed three more tracks including Pocket Calculator and also gave a personal science lesson with Radioactivity.

They then left the stage in turn either bowing or giving a slight wave leaving the remaining members to play out the final track, with just one member then left giving a solo performance, it was his turn to finish the night with ‘Goodnight Manchester’.

A unique performance and a unique evening probably never to be repeated, we all stood in awe throughout the entire night and no other band has the history to accomplish such a feat.
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Postby David » 18 Mar 2004 23:41

Great stuff

Thanks alot :P
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Postby Pete » 19 Mar 2004 02:20

london royal festival hall set list:

1, The Man Machine
2, Expo 2000 (Remix with "detroit & germany electric" lyrics)
3, Tour De France 2003 (medley of 3 versions from lp)
4, Vitamin
5, Tour De France
6, Autobahn
7, The Model
8, Neon Lights
9, Radioactivity
10, Trans Europe Express / Metal On Metal
-----break-----
11, Numbers
12, Computer World
13, Its More Fun To Compute / Home Computer
14, Pocket Calculator
-----break-----
15, The Robots (4 robots replaced)
-----break-----
16, Elektro Kardiogramm (now dressed in green lighted suits)
17, Aero Dynamik (the new single)
18, Musique Non Stop / Boing Boom Tschak

thus leaving 1 by 1 after performing a solo break each and then bowing as they left the stage, with RALF HUTTER saying goodnight last!

most scariest thing was 90% of the crowd wore specs!!!!!!
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Postby nickking » 19 Mar 2004 12:52

And a fantastic time was had by all...

From someone in specs, but who doesn't wear a parker jacket whilst dancing, and doesn't have a fully fledged beard at the age of 20! :wink:

l8rs,


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Postby Pete » 19 Mar 2004 13:18

and yes, they came on stage at 8:08pm,

they left at around 10:15pm, so in all a two hour gig, FANTASTIC!
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Postby Souflex » 20 Mar 2004 20:11

currently on their site, I just keep openining up new windows and putting their different tunes on, so far I find kling klang goes mixes really well with autobahn...sounds great cause I've got these real nice big speakers, feel like a dj :P no decks??? open up yer browsers :P
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Postby David » 22 Mar 2004 21:46

Thanks again

Downloads are available apparently via coolsearch.
Type in 'Kraftwerk 2004'.

So I'm told ??
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Postby nickking » 22 Mar 2004 22:38

Coolsearch? Yuk! :x Horrible spyware program that forces IE to go to their site each time you open IE...

(if anyone ever gets annoyed by that, try and download the program "cwshredder", btw)

Probably better to go through Soulseek/Kazaa Lite (or something similar)...

Oh, and for those in the UK, there's a Kraftwerk 2004 concert being shown on Channel 4 on Wednesday night at 11pm! :D

l8rs,


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Postby smiley » 23 Mar 2004 20:47

kraftwerk on C4? not according to the TV schedules...

...where did you read this Nick? it would make more sense if it was c.midnight-1am on C4, as that's when they usually have their music programming.

cheers,


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Postby nickking » 23 Mar 2004 21:56

BBC 6 Music - 11pm - Wednesday night....

(You can also listen via the web at http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/music/dream_ticket.shtml)

Apologies!

l8rs,


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Postby Souflex » 30 Mar 2004 12:41

seen kraftwerk last night in Amsterdam.......what a very very very gooooood night that was indeed!

I would go and see them again in a minute....techno quality 10X10
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