Kraftwerk "Autobahn"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Kraftwerk, “Autobahn.”

Another one of those classic albums that side one was the title track and nothing else.

Hailing from Germany, Kraftwerk “Autobahn” was mainly a synthesizer album. It did include a bit of flute, guitar and violin but not that much. It was released in 1974.

The title track was 22 minutes in length. A chopped up three minute version was released as a single and actually made it to #25 on the Billboard charts in the States.

Did you ever have this album?

Personnel

  • Ralf Hütter – vocals, electronics.
  • Florian Schneider – vocals, electronics.
  • Klaus Röder – violin, guitar.
  • Wolfgang Flür – percussion.

Track listing

Side one

  1. “Autobahn” (“Motorway”) (Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult) – 22:42

Side two

  1. “Kometenmelodie 1” (“Comet Melody 1”) (Hütter, Schneider) – 6:26 (inspired by Comet Kohoutek)
  2. “Kometenmelodie 2” (“Comet Melody 2”) (Hütter, Schneider) – 5:48
  3. “Mitternacht” (“Midnight”) (Hütter, Schneider) – 3:43
  4. “Morgenspaziergang” (“Morning Walk”) (Hütter, Schneider) – 4:04

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