KRAFTWERK, KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN ELECTRONIC REVOLUTION (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th July 2019
As Kraftwerk visit Jodrell Bank in Cheshire for Bluedot, there's another chance to hear Jarvis Cocker (also on the Bluedot bill) present the story of Kraftwerk, one of popular music's most influential groups.
Jarvis also assesses the contribution of some of Kratwerk's contemporaries and tells the story of a group of musicians that have had a significant impact on acts and movements as diverse as David Bowie and Coldplay, hip hop and the new romantics. The programme features a rare interview with Kraftwerk founder and only remaining original member Ralph Hutter He also examines the part played in the so-called "Krautrock" movement by the other German bands such as Neu! and Tangerine Dream.