Watch: First Time Kraftwerk Plays Live from 1970 (Rare Exclusive Clip)

Watch: First Time Kraftwerk Plays Live from 1970 (Rare Exclusive Clip)
A Rare Clip from Krafwerks first Live show from Kraftwerk – Live In Soest in 1970 has surfaced on YouTube and you can now see the whole spectacle!
It is equally intresting to see the audiance reactions and faces in this strange live performance.
The line-up during this concert consists of Ralf Hutter (organ, tubon), Florian Schneider-Esleben (flute, violin, percussion) and Klaus Dinger (drums).

The 4 songs played during the 48 minute long set are also the ones you can find on “Kraftwerk”, the first album by Kraftwerk. It was released in Germany in 1970, and produced by Konrad “Conny” Plank. That album was still very much Krautrock style, just like the next album “Kraftwerk 2” (1972) and “Ralf and Florian” (1973). These 3 albums consisted of experimental rock without the pop hooks or the more disciplined song structure of later work. Post-production modifications to these recordings were used to distort the sound of the instruments, particularly audio-tape manipulation and multiple dubbings of one instrument on the same track. The first 2 albums were purely instrumental.

Here’s the concert, with in chronological order the following tracks played live: “Vom Himmel Hoch”, “Ruckzuck”, “Stratovarius” and “Megaherz”.


Found via [Sideline Mag]