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Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE ‘large’ to spend wildly at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationawide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play on MONDAY.

This week’s theme: Krautrock.

What West German electro confection gets your motorik ticking?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play_________________________________by_______________________’

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74 thoughts on “Eins Zwei Drei

  1. Dudley

    The full on bananas version of Mother Sky by Can, has it all,amazing riff, motorik drums, goes on for days.

  2. WittyName

    When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play ‘Du Has’t by Rammstein’.
    It’s nice mellow electronic intro hugs, and the gutteral menacing singing and chunky metal guitar punches. I can imagine the dancing and prancing that took place while recording this gem.

  3. Hank

    When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play “The Basemant Tapes” by Josef Fritzl

  4. Drogg

    ‘When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play Du Hast by Rammstein’ And blow their cotton socks off.

  5. God

    When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play dead and wait until they have left the room, by Jove.

  6. Optimus Grime

    To introduce the uninitiated to Krautrock I would play subtle 10 minute opus of Hallogallo by Neu! for that quintessential feeling of cruising along the autobahn at top speed in some finely tuned precise german engineering

  7. theo kretschmar schuldorff

    When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play Who Makes The Nazis? by The Fall… Mancunians to be sure, but with a steely Krupp work-ethic.

    (I vote for Hank’s answer though!)

  8. Starina

    I always go with “Der Tod Ist Ein Dandy” by Einstürzende Neubauten. It’s not technically “krautrock” but as it’s German and it’s rock and it’s seven-and-a-half minutes of wonderful white noise and the screeching howls of industrial pixie Blixa Bargeld, I think it fairly qualifies. This was the first Neubauten song I heard when I was 16, sent to me on a cassette mixtape, and it definitely changed something in me forever. Krautrock’s avant-garde elements played heavily in Neubauten’s early deconstructions, played with literal industrial instruments – wrenches, sheetmetal, chainsaws, etc – all wrangled into something delicious that walked a fine line between pure nihilistic noise and beautiful melody.
    And when I introduce someone to Neubauten, I always mention Blixa’s second job as guitarist for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – it’s his jarring noise and deep German voice you hear on the first few albums – and how he famously quit the Bad Seeds during a recording session of a cover of some godawful blues standard, throwing down his guitar and declaring, “I didn’t join this band to play this awful shite”. (quote approximate) Legend.
    If I win the voucher, I shall be ordering in the vinyl of the album this came off of: Halber Mensch.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSL7AngjjrE

  9. ploppy

    When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play Vitamin C by Can because if Jaki Liebezeit’s propulsive, decades-ahead-of-their-time cyclical drum rhythms don’t get your blood pumping then it’s already too late for you, as you are most likely clinically dead.

  10. Smith

    I doubt that Golden Discs stock any Krautrock.

    By the way, my favourite is either ‘The Goosestep’ by the SS or ‘Screwing the Irish’ by Angela Merkel.

  11. Lorcan Nagle

    If we’re allowed not have synths, then:

    When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play Die Interimsliebenden by Einsturzende Neubauten

    Like Starina, I was introduced to Neubauten by Der Tod ist Ein Dandy via mixtape, but Interimsliebenden is by far my favourite track of theirs. There’s an incredible amount of intricacy in the music, especially when you consider how it was created. I love the percussive heartbeat-like noises created by NU Unruh hitting a coiled cable with a hammer, I love the instrumental break made up of steel rings falling to the ground. And the lyrics are abstract but fun to sing along to.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEcWY2WlJuI

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Ah, Kraftwerk…
      At last.
      (Why did it take so long?)

      Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a Winner!

      Step up Mr. Walsh, and thank you for choosing that song.
      It’s the one I would’ve entered if I wanted to win.

      The rest of them haven’t got a clue, have they?
      Kraftwerk uber alles
      ( Ich non parlez les Deutchland trop forte. Je m’excuse. Je ne suis tres forte en French either, mais j’adore les Kraftwerks robots. Je suis serious. Ils sont tres formidable, je pense.)

  12. Seamus

    Through Pain to Heaven. Popol Vuh. From the soundtrack to Werner Herzogs Nosferatu. Also known as Opeths walk on music.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Isn’t that what I posted?

        I was going to post ‘Bremen Nacht’, but then I remembered a French girl who spoke German telling me it was total gibberrish. I thought to myself, ‘Iif she can speak English that well that she knows what the word ‘giibberish’ means I should trust her with German too.’
        So I thrusted her while we listened to Guest Informant Excerpt.

        God I’m bored…
        I should go home.

  13. Alex Olsen

    When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play it safe by leaving them alone.

  14. Dermbob

    ‘When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play Computer Love by Kraftwerk so good even Coldplay sampled it

  15. realPolithicks

    “and so much of them I’ve never heard before ”
    There’s a very good reason for that Clampers….

  16. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    Remember, tthe target demographic is fat old blokes who live in their parent’s house and smoke weed all day long. Anything after 1975 is not groovy.

  17. :-Joe

    In der beginnungzen…
    1969 – Est war den Enguldzen terminoligzen von KRAUT – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp8Q-UkbFAY

    1977 – Wir sind Das Robots… Do Do De Do….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ

    1978 – Das Man Machine.. Machine… Machine.. MAAAA.. CHIIIINNNE !!!
    https://youtu.be/NL3NqfFTec8?t=1842

    1980 Das Model..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQIYEPe6DWY

    Alzo…. then native englishung bands started to play ze muzik…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF4Z6smOrZw

    Und den die Mericans got involved too…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAAldg3I3uQ

    Und den munchen laterzen….

    Est war back to Deutchland mit ze KRAUT EDM mit ein english sprachenzing zinger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSJgf3_3T74

    B-Movie ist ein dokumantarianzig dat est sehr gutten funzig !!
    -Es ist Da Sh.1T… JAH Rule oder Nein-zig?..

    Kein Problemzig… Alles Klar,

    Bis spater, Tschuss…

    :-J

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