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Numbers by Kraftwerk. (live)

This is a fairly extreme remake of the original song on their album, Electric Cafe, from 1986. I didn’t fully realize the genius of their sonic sculpturing here until I heard the song pierce the cacophony of a noisy nightclub one night. The effect was amazing. All treble and the distorted bass drum, it enveloped the club like a Christo wrapping.

Here’s a little more of them … I still remember the morning in 1974 I woke up and “Autobahn,” the full version came on the radio. I laid there and listened to the future.

Kraftwerk – Minimum Maximum Part 1 (live)