"You've caught me at a bad time
so why don't you piss off"
TIL that the working title for this song was "KW1 (the Kraftwerk one)", an homage to the Wunder-Kraut musical group. I can hear echoes of Trans-Europe Express here. In related, belated music news, Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider died of cancer two months ago.
While I'm here, here's an article to piss off Brits, boomers and analog purists. When I listened to a lot more music 5-10 years ago, I'd seen this sentiment on message boards and in comment sections. Years later, there's a major article. I love a bit of iconoclasm.
Understandably they got drowned out by the classic rock guitar gods of the 70s. Given that they gloried in the digital age when it was barely embryonic, and that they built their own machines--keyboards, instruments, sequencers-- because some of them didn't exist yet, ...