Kraftwerk ‎– Radio-Activity

Capitol Records ‎– E-ST 11457
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Geiger Counter 1:06
A2 Radioactivity 6:41
A3 Radioland 5:51
A4 Airwaves 4:40
A5 Intermission 0:38
A6 News 1:17
B1 The Voice Of Energy 0:54
B2 Antenna 3:42
B3 Radio Stars 3:33
B4 Uranium 1:27
B5 Transistor 2:14
B6 Ohm Sweet Ohm 5:38

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Produced 1975 Klingklang Studio, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Published by Kling Klang Musik Verlag/Famous Music Corporation/ASCAP
Management: Mr. I. Mouse Ltd.
Lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Famous Chappell Ltd
(p) 1975 Capitol Records Inc.

Releases until mid-1980s included an insert sheet that reproduced the inner sleeve design of the German release: lyrics and antenna image on one side, band photo on the other.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Printer's code): 7601 A.L.
  • Other (EMI country code): 0C 062 ○ 82087
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): E ST1 11457 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped): E ST2 11457 1

Other Versions (5 of 180) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1C 062-82 087 Kraftwerk Radio-Aktivität(LP, Album) Kling Klang, HÖR ZU, EMI Electrola 1C 062-82 087 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ST-11457 Kraftwerk Radio-Activity(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-11457 US 1975 Sell This Version
SN-16380 Kraftwerk Radio-Activity(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SN-16380 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
HES-9 Kraftwerk Radio-Activity(LP, Album, Unofficial) HES STEREO HES-9 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version
S21-56940, CLEO58752 Kraftwerk Radio-Activity(CD, Album, RE) CEMA Special Markets, Cleopatra S21-56940, CLEO58752 US 1992 Sell This Version



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December 2, 2003
Kraftwerks first real Concept Album, released after their international breakthrough with "Autobahn". The Album was not very well recieved by international Audiences, which where waiting for another Hit like Autobahn, and could not handle the concept of this Album. However it was a big success in France.

Moreover, it was the source of one of the biggest misunderstandigs concerning Kraftwerk. They where accused to romantize Radioactivity and Atomic-Power, while in Germany there was a large Anti-Atomic movement. Many people did simply not get the irony in it. And totally ignoring, the concept of the Album who played with nostalia (Radio) and modernism (nuclear power).
In their live appearences in the nineties the song "Radio-Activity" includes a new vocal, to sort out misunderstandings. It says "Stop Radioactivity" now. This misunderstanding might also be one of the reasons for Kraftwerk to take part at the Sellafield concert organized by U2.

The Song "Voice of Energy" introduces for the first the "the digital singer", the typical Kraftwerk robot-voice.