Kraftwerk covers

8-Bit 12in front cover
8-Bit 12in back cover
Simon disc

To me, there’s more fun in Kraftwerk covers than in the overproduced, original songs. Here’s a pair of US discs cajoling us with rejuvenated versions of the canon. The first one is a 12inch using 8-bit sounds to reconfigure 2 of the better known songs. Programming and production values are high and the young female vocals add a certain charm to the music. The second disc is a 7inch verging on the moogsploitation side of retro-electronics, with a deep Jean-Jacques Perrey influence. Which is just fine, as it brings some humour to their version of Tour de France.


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10 Responses to “Kraftwerk covers”

  1. 1 s. borges February 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Parla Continuo!

    You obviously heard of Mr. Coconut? Latinized, mambo versions of Kraftwerk’s greatest hits. A real scream!

    all the best, sergio, rio.

  2. 2 continuo February 18, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Hi, Sergio. Regarding Kraftwerk, I tend to prefer the exoticism of non-German cover versions.

  3. 3 Strictly Kev February 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Please check out my Kraftwerk Kover Kollection mixes if this is your bag. Focusing on the weirder side of the covers spectrum and including tracks that heavily sample the band or songs that owe an obvious debt to them.

    Part 7 coming later this year…

  4. 4 qtaro February 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    These covers are so cute – I especially like tour de mars. Great thanks for the rip! Reminds me once finding Messer Chups doing a cover of their “Das Model”, surf-rock style.


  5. 5 continuo February 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    To Strictly Kev: I’ll sure check your compilations later this week.
    I’m glad I could bring you 2 more tracks for future episodes ;)
    To Q: thanks for dropping by.

  6. 6 twinkle February 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    So cheesy I love it – especially Pocket Calculator. Made me LOL. Thanxs.

  7. 7 continuo February 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Beware of the LOLNS (or LOL Non Stop)!

  8. 8 David February 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    was just staring at my copy of Big Black’s The Model 7″ sleeve minutes before seeing your post, gotta check these out!

  9. 9 Dalis Crespo February 21, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Gracias por el aporte.. es un disco muy selectivo!

  10. 10 continuo February 21, 2011 at 7:10 am

    You’re welcome.

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