DOCUMENTS of an ERA: KRAFTWERK Roundhouse Concert 1976 … I was there…

Kraftwerk London Roundhouse Concert – ph (c) Enrico Pelos

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OTHER PHOTOS IN COLOR WILL BE  AVAILABLE SOON IN A FUTURE PUBLICATION

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I Kraftwerk possono essere a buon titolo considerati i “i padri di tutte le musiche elettroniche” (magari insieme ai Tangerine Dreams…) da 40 anni a questa parte…
Il gruppo, di origine tedesca, formatosi a Dusseldorf nel 1970, era già un pò conoscituo in certi ambienti, ma questi strani musicisti che si muovevano come robots e che “emettevano” strani suoni sarebbero stati i precursori di una moltitudine di genere musicali. Non a caso Il MOMA ( Museum Of Modern Arts) di New York dedica a loro in questi giorni la prima “esposizione vivente” delle loro storia.
Nel 1976 vivevo a Londra e, conoscendoli, non potevo perdere la loro esibizione di “Authoban” e “Trans Europe Express” alla mitica Roundhouse. Certamente un mito musicale.

Kraftwerk can be rightfully considered the “fathers of all electronic musics” (perhaps together with Tangerine Dreams…) for more than 40 years now …
The group of German origin, formed in 1970 in Dusseldorf, was already a little known in certain environments, but these strange musicians that they did move like robots and “emitting” strange sounds were the forerunners of a multitude of musical genres. It is not a case that the MOMA (Museum Of Modern Art) in New York is dedicating to them the first “living exhibition” of their history …
In 1976 I was living in London and, knowing them, I would not miss their performance of di “Authoban” and “Trans Europe Express” at the legendary Roundhouse. Certainly a musical myth

…In this quote there are proofs that Kraftwerk at least used one slide during this concert in september 1975 in the Uk. But since the texts is somewhat vague you could also read it as if they showed different static slides during the concert. So maybe Kraftwerk started using the slides first when they came back to Europe after the American tour or perhaps even on some of the concerts on the American tour.

PHOTO IS THE ONLY LIVE PHOTAGE FROM THE CONCERTS OF 1975-76 KRAFTWERK HAS EVER RELEASED OFFICIALY (and in this respect my photos are almost unique, note of photos author)

Here is the full research by Andréas Hagström for which I thank for the courtesy of publication.

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2 thoughts on “DOCUMENTS of an ERA: KRAFTWERK Roundhouse Concert 1976 … I was there…

  1. I Kraftwerk! Mi piacevano un sacco! Ah, qui trovo musica che conosco e che amo. Sai, io ho scritto un post su John Lennon e mi ha fatto sorridere che una mia lettrice abbia scritto: quando lui è morto io non era ancora nata! Eh! Buona domenica Enrico!

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