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Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany

Documentary looking at how a radical generation of musicians in bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war.

Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war.

Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal - a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany's gruesome past - but that didn't stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 28 Jul 2012 00:35

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Popol Vuh

    Aguirre I

    • L’acrime de Rey.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    All Along the Watchtower

  • Richard Wagner - Siegfried's Funeral Music

  • Amon Düül II

    Kannan

  • Amon Düül II

    Luzifer's Ghilom

  • Popol Vuh

    Wehe Khorazin

  • Popol Vuh

    Aguirre II

  • Tangerine Dream

    Phaedra

  • Cluster

    Fur Die Katz

  • Tangerine Dream

    Fly and collision of Cosmo Sola

  • Can

    Mother Sky

  • Can

    Vitamin C

  • Kraftwerk

    Autobahn

  • Neu!

    Hallogallo

  • Faust

    Krautrock

  • Kraftwerk

    Showroom Dummies

  • Kraftwerk

    Geiger Counter

  • Kraftwerk

    Radioactivity

  • Harmonia

    Watussi

  • David Bowie

    A New Career In A New Town

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Ben Whalley
Director Ben Whalley
Executive Producer Mark Cooper

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