Kraftwerk have influenced me a lot. Next to Jean-Michel Jarre, these guys opened my mind to the wonderful world of electronic music
Let’s fac it: the below track was made in 197 8!! It still sounds
Kraftwerk – Das Model
The members of this group were musical visionaries.
“Das Model” (spelling on album: “Das Modell“; English version title: “The Model“) is a song recorded by the electro-pop group Kraftwerk in 197 8; written by musicians Ralf Hütter and Karl Bartos, with artist Emil Schult collaborating on the lyrics. It is featured on the album, Die Mensch-Maschine; English version title: The Man-Machine. It is one of the band’s most accessible and melodic songs.
First released as a 7.5 single in Germany (B-side: “Neonlicht”), under its English translation the song was ev entually included on the B-side of the “Computer Love” single released in July 1981 , which
reached #36 in the UK charts. When radio DJs started playing the B-side, EMI re-issued the single in December 1981 – apparently against the band’s wishes – with “The Model” as the A-side. It reached #1 in February 1982 and spent a total of 21 weeks in the top 75 of the UK singles charts.