Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk

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Current members:
Ralf Hütter (1970–1971, 1971-) Lead Vocals, Vocoder, Synthesizers, Keyboards, Organ, Drums and Percussion, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Henning Schmitz (1978-) Electronic Percussion (1978–) Sound Engineering
Fritz Hilpert (1987-) Electronic Percussion, Sound Engineering
Falk Grieffenhagen (2013-) Video Technician

Former Members:
Karl Bartos (1975-1991) Electronic Percussion
Klaus Dinger (1970-1971) Drum
Wolfgang Flür (1973-1987) Electronic Percussion
Andreas Hohmann (1970) Drum
Eberhard Kranemann (1970) Bass Guitar
Thomas Lohmann (1970) Drum
Houschäng Néjadepour (1970) Electric Guitar
Michael Rother (1971) Electric Guitar
Florian Schneider-Esleben (1970–2008)
Charly Weiss (1970) Drums
Plato Kostic (a.k.a. Plato Riviera) (1970) Bass Guitar
Peter Schmidt (1970) Drums
Emil Schult (1973) Electric guitar, Electronic violin
Klaus Röder (1974) Electric guitar, Electronic violin
Fernando Abrantes (1991) Electronic Percussion, Synthesizer
Stefan Pfaffe (2008-2012) Video Technician

Maxime Schmitt has been a close friend of the group as well as an advisor and collaborator.
Emil Schult has also collaborated on many releases, contributing both lyrics and graphics.
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Kraftwerk Discography

Albums

6305 058 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk (Album) Philips 6305 058 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
6305 117 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 2 (Album) Philips 6305 117 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
6305 197 Kraftwerk Ralf & Florian (Album) Philips 6305 197 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
6305 231 Kraftwerk Autobahn (Album) Philips, Philips 6305 231 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
5C 062-82087 Kraftwerk Radio-Aktivität (Album) Kling Klang, HÖR ZU, EMI Electrola 5C 062-82087 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
8XW-11603 Kraftwerk Trans Europa Express (Album) Kling Klang, Kling Klang 8XW-11603 US 1977 Sell This Version
SW-11728 Kraftwerk Die Mensch·Maschine (Album) Kling Klang, Kling Klang, EMI Electrola SW-11728 US 1978 Sell This Version
EMC 3370 Kraftwerk Computerwelt (Album) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola EMC 3370 Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
EMD 1001-1 Kraftwerk Electric Cafe (Album) Kling Klang, EMI EMD 1001-1 Israel 1986 Sell This Version
TCP 2519 Kraftwerk The Mix (Album) Kling Klang, Electrola TCP 2519 Turkey 1991 Sell This Version
591 710 2 Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks (Album) EMI, EMI 591 710 2 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 60616 2 0 Kraftwerk Minimum-Maximum (Album) EMI 7243 5 60616 2 0 Europe 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Kraftwerk Ruckzuck Philips none UK 1970 Sell This Version
6003 356 Kraftwerk Kohoutek - Kometenmelodie(7", Single) Philips 6003 356 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
none Kraftwerk Ralf & Florian Philips none 1973 Sell This Version
7461 001 Kraftwerk Mitternacht / Morgenspaziergang / Kometenmelodie I (EP, Single) Philips 7461 001 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
6147 015 Kraftwerk Kometenmelodie 2 (Single) Philips 6147 015 UK 1974 Sell This Version
VE-DJ-9, VE-203 Kraftwerk Autobahn (Single) Philips VE-DJ-9, VE-203 US 1974 Sell This Version
Kling-Klang Verlag GmbH Kraftwerk Mitternacht(Acetate, 10", Mono) Philips Kling-Klang Verlag GmbH 1974 Sell This Version
3C 000 70069 Kraftwerk / Nomadi Kraftwerk / Nomadi - Radioactivity / Quasi Quasi(7", Promo) Capitol Records 3C 000 70069 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
JCL 604 Kraftwerk Radioaktivität (Single, Maxi) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola JCL 604 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
3C 000-70074 Urszula Dudziak / Kraftwerk Urszula Dudziak / Kraftwerk - Papaya / Radioactivity(7", Jukebox) Arista, Capitol Records 3C 000-70074 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 006 85077 Kraftwerk Trans Europa Express (Single) Kling Klang, EMI Electrola 3C 006 85077 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
3C 000 - 70095 Kraftwerk / Kiki Dee Kraftwerk / Kiki Dee - Trans-Europe Express / Loving And Free / Amoureuse(7", Jukebox) Capitol Records, The Rocket Record Company 3C 000 - 70095 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
CLX 104 Kraftwerk Showroom Dummies (Single) Capitol Records CLX 104 UK 1977 Sell This Version

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grahamdhudson

grahamdhudson

April 20, 2016
I have a gatefold double vinyl album that is in a black sleeve with sound-waves in blue and white. Bought new around 1970. And just called Kraftwerk. Although I see some tracks listed here I don't see that version? It is on Vertigo with the black and white psychedelic label. I think later versions had the spacecraft?
xavier1982

xavier1982

July 15, 2015
Aaaah kraftwerk is a great band
the man machine is my number one favorite album like the robots is my number one favorite song about them
paskaloman

paskaloman

April 12, 2014
Hi everybody.
Hope someone can solve a little doubt.
On forum Italia we discussed about a misprinting or varation name of band Kraftwerk found Kraftwork.
http://www.discogs.com/Kraftwerk-Autobahn/release/5456863
as you can see on labels:
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=5456863
We have to decide if it's really a misprinted incorrect name or band had good reason to have a variation name.
Thank you for a kind reply.
P@sk@.
frendleeguy

frendleeguy

March 28, 2014
I managed to find a 7" copy of Kommetenmelodie and Autobahn on Warner Brothers, any kind of rarity in that?
graphicequaliser

graphicequaliser

January 24, 2014
I have an early gatefold double vinyl album of their first 2 albums as one, but this was an original release. It was on Vertigo records and was done in a powerplant (hence their name). It had a picture of a modulated sine wave on the cover. I can't find it on the internet! Yet, a couple of years ago, I could find it, and it was fetching a couple of hundred GBPs a copy! Has it gone ultra-rare?
hortonjupiter

hortonjupiter

May 21, 2013
Around 11 or 12 years ago a friend and musical compadre of mine asked me "What if they're serious?"

Suddenly Kraftwerk seemed horribly earnest and devoid of all charm, "icy" as the usual dull script goes, and I foolishly went off them almost instantaneously. WHAT was I thinking? Of course they're serious! And of course they're not serious at the same time, such a depth of intelligence and wit. How the hell could a group be "serious" delivering lines like "Interpol and Deutsche Bank, FBI and Scotland Yard...COMPUTER WORLD!" in those deadpan voices? Kraftwerk are so funny it hurts. And of course the records are as brillant as they always were, one of the great beautiful and spiritual monuments to human endeavour. What was I thinking? After being lucky enough to get tickets to see them perform T.E.E. (or most of it anyway, the cheats!) at the Turbine Hall recently I'm happy to say that I rediscovered these monumental and inspirational artists and am currently bopping about the room like a massive cunt to anything and everything they ever made.

Just the greatest, no question. And fuck all that "godfathers of techno" bollocks you dullards, this music is on another plane.
Timequake

Timequake

February 1, 2013
Kraftwerk have inspired a lot of my work. I admire their approach whereas space is considered as an musical instrument.
rwells35

rwells35

August 6, 2012
Kraftwerk are THE inventors of Techno!

Much of their music is utterly inspirational.
meltdog

meltdog

September 19, 2008
Techno starts with a K,and all other genres after 1980.Kraftwerk.Sheer brilliance , the more i have listened to them over the years the better they sound.I first heard them in the early 1980s.I really took notice though when i heard their Autobahn lp,given to me 15 years after its release.At the time i was listening to techno and house, and immediately heard the roots after playing Autobahn.Then i read some sleeve notes from a comp album which told of there influences ,the interviewed people then changed my outlook on music forever.
turlubuki

turlubuki

September 16, 2008
Kraftwerk are usually characterized as the Beatles of electronica,well Kraftwerk were more important than Beatles!Most people believe that Kraftwerk were the first electronic group,that's not true but they were the most popular and did some innovations such as the first drum machines and they first used sequencers.The hits Telstar(tornados),Dr.Who(ron grainer),Popcorn (Gershon Kingsley and the remake by hot butter)are some tracks that predated Kraftwerk's electronical period.But if it wasn't for them electronica and other kind of music such as italo disco,hip hop would be different.In my opinion after listening to their last album tour de france soundtracks they should better live in silence if they don't have anything important to record because in this way they will destroy the path that they built in the 70's and the 80's.

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