Fatboy Slim, the Prodigy, the Chemical Brothers - these are just a few of the major names in contemporary dance culture whose work owes a huge debt to Kraftwerk. Pioneers of electronic minimalism in the '60s, '70s, and '80s, Kraftwerk redefined pop music. When they split up in the early 1980s, founding member Wolfgang Flü r discovered his name dropped from album credits and the drum machine of his own invention being patented by his bandmates.
Kraftwerk: I Was a Robot documents the group's alternately inspiring and bitter story from its unsteady beginnings through worldwide fame to the legal battle in a Hamburg court that vindicated the author but left lasting scars on all.
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As a lifelong Kraftwerk fan, this was a must-read. The book proved to be a fascinating insight into the world populated by one of the most secretive and innovative bands in music history. Schneider and Hutter turn out to be far from cold, emotionless robots.