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Can't stand Prog Rock nor Kraftwerk, and a lot of Glam rock was pretentious sh**e.

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Funny Autobahn should be mentioned, a few years ago I bagged a copy on blue vinyl from a local record fair and it's virtually unlistenable because the cut is so quiet.

I'm still on the lookout for a really good CD of it as well. I bought a copy about 20 years ago and it's a terrible cut, one channel on the title-track is distorted almost from start to finish (I forget which channel).

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Funny Autobahn should be mentioned, a few years ago I bagged a copy on blue vinyl from a local record fair and it's virtually unlistenable because the cut is so quiet.

That's what I had playing here for the photo of my old Rega P2 and Ortofon 2M 'Purple'. *

I recall it was unplayable on one side because of a patch of 'fur' or fibrous stuff that was embedded into the blue vinyl when pressed. (I binned it.)

The CD I have is perfectly playable but it's only about 3 years old. (Bought after binning furry blue LP version.)

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Nice one, Chebby. I do love Autobahn. Must track down a more recent copy to see if the latest ones are better. I'm sure they must be.

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Nice one, Chebby. I do love Autobahn. Must track down a more recent copy to see if the latest ones are better. I'm sure they must be.

The whole lot was re-released on audiophile vinyl a year or so back (might be two thinking about it), including a boxset. I didn't buy it at the time because I didn't see the point of synthesized music on vinyl as it was digital to start with. Then I realised Kraftwerk were so old they were probably using analogue synths...

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recorded, mixed and mastered on analogue tape too, and as with most 'AAA' albums, LP is usually the best medium to hear them on, irrespective of whether the sounds on tape are of digital synths, analogue synths or something recorded with mikes. Though as usual, modern re-pressings will almost certainly stem from digital masters.

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Can't stand Prog Rock nor Kraftwerk, and a lot of Glam rock was pretentious sh**e.

Kraftwerk are the most influential band on current music.

Like them or not, you have to give them their dues.

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Can't stand Prog Rock nor Kraftwerk, and a lot of Glam rock was pretentious sh**e.

Kraftwerk are the most influential band on current music.

Like them or not, you have to give them their dues.

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5 out of the 13 tonight.

Both Stevie Wonders, Aretha, Marvin and Curtis. 

Missed yesterday's programme, what was it on?

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Last night was pop, you can catch it via your normal catch-up services.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Can't stand Prog Rock nor Kraftwerk, and a lot of Glam rock was pretentious sh**e.

Kraftwerk are the most influential band on current music.

Like them or not, you have to give them their dues.

Don't care - it goes against my soulful roots. BTW, what sort of music, apart from 80's synth pop, have they influenced?

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Electronica, techno, a lot of modern music that sounds 80s, prog rock, Bowie, and much much more besides. 

The list of bands would be enormous.

You don't have to like them, but you do have to respect them. 

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Last nights R&B episode was sadly spoiled by Mica Paris, who clearly loves the sound of her own voice, jumping in with her views even when DB was trying to talk to Trevor Nelson or Martin Freeman. shhh

I'm still trying to find out what the "Linear notes" are she reads on the back of LPs..... Is it 'cos they're written in straight lines? 

Oh.... And I'm 0 for 13 on the album ownership front.

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She was a bit jump-inny, and especially Trevor Nelson was incredibly interesting to listen to so yes, it was a bit of a pity to have him cut off all the time, but what a joy to watch 4 such knowledgeable people talking about that musical era. I learnt a lot, and I thought it was absolutley GREAT despite Mica's over-enthusiasm. I keep a work-in-progress list of the people who I will invite to a dinner party in our house one day. Day before yesterday it was Boris Johnson, the ubiquitous Steven Fry, Steve Vai, Germaine Greer and Rory McGrath. Yesterday I replaced one of them with Trevor Nelson.

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

Electronica, techno, a lot of modern music that sounds 80s, prog rock, Bowie, and much much more besides. 

The list of bands would be enormous.

You don't have to like them, but you do have to respect them. 

Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things, but prog rock influenced by Kraftwerk? I don't think so. Tangerine Dream I would accept - a far superior source of electronic music.