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Episode #2930

Kraftwerk Re-Covered

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

For this New Sounds program, it's a step beyond your pocket calculator -we'll hear all sorts of arrangements of Kraftwerk songs. There'll be an acoustic version of "The Mirror Stage" featuring lutenist Josef van Wissem and guitarist Gary Lucas. Plus, music from Joby Burgess/Powerplant along with a live performance of "Das Model" by Theo Bleckmann. From string quartet to accordions, it's an hour of inventive takes on the pioneering band's German pop.

PROGRAM # 2930, Kraftwerk Re-Covered (First aired on Wed. 4/29/09)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Kraftwerk

Computer World

Computer Love [2:00]

Elektra/Warner 3549 Available at Amazon.com* as an import.

Balanescu String Quartet

Possessed

Computer Love [5;30]

Elektra 61421
Out of print.

Theo Bleckmann

Live on Soundcheck, April 2003

The Model [3:30]

This performance not commercially available. Theo’s site is: www.theobleckmann.com

Trio Fratres

AcLab

The Model [2:30]

AcLab (Alba ABCD 140)
www.fratres.net
Write to toni.hamalainen@mail.suomi.net to order the CD

Joby Burgess/Powerplant

Powerplant

Radioactivity [6:00]

Signum UK SGK 143 Available at www.hbdirect.com
Joby's Myspace: powerplantjobyburgess

Gary Lucas & Josef van Wissem

Diplopia

The Mirror Stage [5:00]

BVHaast 0103
www.bvhaast.nl

Gary Lucas

Paradiso (Live in Amsterdam)

Autobahn [3:30]

Oxygen Music Works Omwcd11 Info at www.garylucas.com

Kraftwerk

Minimum Maximum

Autobahn [1:30]

Astralwerks 60611-2 (double CD) www.astralwerks.com/Kraftwerk Available at Amazon.com*

Jason Moran

Modernistic

Planet Rock (Trans-Europe Express) [6:00]

Blue Note #39838
www.bluenote.com

Trio Fratres

AcLab

Computer Love [3:30]

See above.

Kraftwerk

Minimum Maximum

Pocket Calculator [1:00]

See above.

Comments [4]

Keep Werking from London,UK

There are other covers of Kraftwerk songs that have been given other names. And other tracks that have used Kraftwerk melodies .. take a listen to Coldplays "Talk"

John, If you take a listen to your broadcast at 49:24, you clearly state "... a very distinctive rift from the German trio Kraftwerk ...". I suspect "Trio" slipped in becuase of the next track.

Mistakes do happen ;o))

A great show by the way!

Keep Werking

May. 08 2009 07:52 AM
John Schaefer from WNYC

Yes, the Mirror Stage IS a cover of "Hall of Mirrors" - not sure why they changed the name but I thought I'd mentioned it. Guess not...

I'm pretty sure I would NOT have called Kraftwerk a trio. I did call the Trio Fratres a trio, for obvious reasons, but listening back to the show, I don't hear any reference to Kraftwerk themselves as anything but a "band." (They sort of are a trio nowadays, so I was deliberately being vague on the issue.)

John

May. 07 2009 04:57 PM
Keep Werking from London,UK

The track "The Mirror Stage" is a cover of Kraftwerk's "The Hall of Mirrors".

Kraftwerk do not have a track entitled "The Mirror Stage" as is stated in the program.

Also in the program it is stated that Kraftwerk are a "trio". This, of course, is incorrect. They are a "quartet".

Keep Werking

May. 07 2009 08:14 AM
Tom X. Chao from East Village, NY

Balanescu Quartet's "Possessed" CD contained some non-Kraftwerk covers, including "Hanging Upside-Down" by David Byrne.

Apr. 29 2009 11:19 PM

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