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This review is from: Autobahn (Audio CD)
The track, Autobahn, is a sublime, seminal, exciting, interesting, fascinating and above all, excellent piece of work. This music sounds great now - imagine what it must have sounded like in 1974! You're in your bedsit, monging out to Yes when yer mate comes round and puts this on the turntable; it must have been a tremendous experience. It's a little symphony of superb sonics, a coherent opus that can blow you away with its amazing noises and fantastic weirdness, excellent rhythmic progression and, let's say it again, great noises. Side two is a departure, but has some interesting stuff on it. But it's Autobahn itself which is the golden treasure. This should be studied by students of music. Maybe it is. If you like this, you'll also like Kraftwerk's TEE, also ace.
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Initial post: 22 May 2012 22:04:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 May 2012 22:07:44 BDT
John Harrison says:
I played this in the mid-70s to my mate who liked Yes and he carried on liking Yes...At least I tried ;)
In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012 21:41:00 BDT
It is very easy to like both Kraftwerk and Yes, as long as you leave your prejudices at the door.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Sep 2012 18:36:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Sep 2012 18:37:15 BDT
J. Higham says:
Yes, I'm from that period and remember buying the very first two Kraftwerk records (which were a twofer in the UK). I moved onto the 'Ralf and Florain' album followed by this one 'Autobahn'. I must say I was listening to other groups such as Free, Uriah Heap and Yes (and plenty more) at the same time, it was all of a period I guess. It seemed normal to listen to all of these things, along with other people I guess. From my memory people (at my school) broke up into different camps such as Genesis/Brand x, or Guitar rock such a Rory Gallagher/Groundhogs, the Krautrockers/experimental such as Tangerine Dream/Aphrodite's Child and finally the Yes/ELP camp. Apart from that everybody borrowed everyone else's LPs or came round and had listening sessions .... something lost in the digital age where you just copy everything.
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