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Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk (1947-2020)


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"Florian Schneider, who as one of the founding members of German group Kraftwerk changed the sound of pop music forever, has died aged 73 of cancer....They described their music as industrielle volksmusik: “folk music of the factories”, as translated by David Bowie."

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/06/florian-schneider-kraftwerk-co-founder-dies-aged-73

" ...a pig or a dog-faced baboon or some still stranger creature of those that have sensations is the measure of all things...."

--- Plato, Theaetetus, 161c

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Big fan of their work.  Was just listening to them a week ago.

 

Rest in peace Florian. 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, christopher3393 said:

"Florian Schneider, who as one of the founding members of German group Kraftwerk changed the sound of pop music forever, has died aged 73 of cancer....They described their music as industrielle volksmusik: “folk music of the factories”, as translated by David Bowie."

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/06/florian-schneider-kraftwerk-co-founder-dies-aged-73

So sad... FWIW, one of my fav bands of all time... and such an influence on so many....

Only 73, - this is just another tragedy in a year of a tragedies....

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Alongside Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk was my teenage years. Those German pioneers grabbed my soul and held on to it ever after.  

 

Music, Non-Stop!

David

 

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By far my favorite band of all time. Their music was so far ahead of it's time. Saw them in Berkeley in '75(?), Santa Monica Civic in '80 (there's a boot of this concert posted on youtube recorded by me and my buddy on a Sony Stereo cassette recorder. We had two mics, attached to our eyeglass frames and we stood a few feet apart to get the maximum separation), had tickets to the cancelled '86 concert at the Universal Ampitheatre, and saw them for the last time at the Hollywood Palladium in '98.

 

R.I.P Florian

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I got to see them (the 3D show) in Taranto Italy a couple of years ago, an outdoor show by the seaside. While Florian wasn't with them, his music and spirit certainly were. It was my first time seeing Kraftwerk - I felt like a kid in a candy store. 

 

My wife is from Dusseldorf, so whenever we visit it's alway fun to think of the great musicians (and artists) that have walked those streets. A true incubator of talent, for sure, somewhat akin to my hometown of Seattle, albeit a different sound and time. 

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