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  • Kraftwerk Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Whether they're rock and roll or not, they certain deserve it. They have definitely been one of the most influential groups in the music biz. Anyone object?
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    Object? No way. Without Kraftwerk there'd be no Depeche Mode, Prince, Devo, and many many many other artists who looked to them as a huge inspiration.
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    • #4
      From me, one of my fav electronic groups.

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        who else is on the list this year ?
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          YES !! GREAT !!
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          • #7
            I sure wish the Kingston Trio would be inducted.... or someone would remember to nominate them.



            Were it not for so many of us following the trio on the planet in 62-63, there wouldn't have been 18,000,345 guitar players throwing their acoustic guitars out the window and trading up to electric stuff in February 1964.



            In the meantime, yeah, Kraftwerk has a place. It's a cinch Yes is never gonna get in, so why not.

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            • #8
              Kraftwerk's contribution to rock has been incalculable. I think it's great.
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              • #9
                Definitely deserved. They're not really my cup of tea - in fact I don't own (and never have owned) a single Kraftwerk song, though I've liked a few of them - but their influence is inarguable.
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                  Quote Originally Posted by Surrealistic
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                  Definitely deserved. They're not really my cup of tea - in fact I don't own (and never have owned) a single Kraftwerk song, though I've liked a few of them - but their influence is inarguable.




                  I read an article somewhere many years ago called "Kraftwerk - the most influential band ever?" It was mostly about bands who said they'd been influenced by Kraftwerk, and the list was both long and prestigious.



                  I've heard that their main guy, Florian Schneider, was independently wealthy and so Kraftwerk could always be whatever he wanted it to be, he wasn't depending on it to make a living. Apparently he also likes bicycling a lot
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                    Quote Originally Posted by mister natural
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                    who else is on the list this year ?




                    Most notably, I believe Rush was nominated.



                    Here's the "snub list" of bands that have failed to enter the HOF:



                    http://www.futurerocklegends.com/The_Snub_List.php



                    You become eligible 25 years after your debut. The entry for Bjork barely seems possible (she has been eligible longer than bands like Cure), but apparently she had an album in the 1970s when she was a kid.



                    Oh, and yes to Kraftwerk X1000000

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                      Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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                      I've heard that their main guy, Florian Schneider, was independently wealthy and so Kraftwerk could always be whatever he wanted it to be, he wasn't depending on it to make a living. Apparently he also likes bicycling a lot




                      That's funny. The co-founder of Yello is also a multimillionaire. Maybe you had to be a millionaire to actually afford synthesizers in those days.

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                        Quote Originally Posted by Surrealistic
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                        Definitely deserved. They're not really my cup of tea - in fact I don't own (and never have owned) a single Kraftwerk song, though I've liked a few of them - but their influence is inarguable.




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                          Quote Originally Posted by Surrealistic
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                          Definitely deserved. They're not really my cup of tea - in fact I don't own (and never have owned) a single Kraftwerk song, though I've liked a few of them - but their influence is inarguable.




                          I have no idea what you listen to, but have you ever heard the first two or three Kraftwerk albums? If you like groups like Can or Neu, you might enjoy this. They play all the instruments, have real acoustic drums, a flute player, etc. Here, have a listen:






                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbK1GulvSDQ





                          Also, check out early stuff like "Tone Float" (which I think is under the name of "Organisation" or other early stuff and see if you like that better than the more sequences, synthesized, robotic stuff. Now, I like that version of Kraftwerk too, but the early stuff is very very different and also quite influential. See what you think.
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                          • #15
                            This might be an unpopular view (or maybe not), but I don't have a lot of use for a R&R Hall of Fame in the first place.



                            YMMV and that's cool

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