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Michael Rother sits in

German guitarist Michael Rother sits in for Iggy Pop and spins tracks by Cluster, Peaches and Bob Dylan. Rother co-founded the groups Neu! and Harmonia and played with Kraftwerk.

Influential German guitarist and co-founder of Krautrock groups NEU! and Harmonia, Michael Rother sits in for Iggy Pop this week.

He'll be spinning a mix of tracks including Cluster, Peaches, Bob Dylan, Secret Machines and Can.

Michael was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1950. He began playing guitar in the mid-60s and went on to become a brief but early member of the band Kraftwerk in 1971.

He left Kraftwerk that same year and formed the much respected NEU! alongside drummer Klaus Dinger. The pair went on to record three seminal albums during the 70s.

Towards the end of his time with NEU! Rother teamed up with the two members of Cluster to form the Krautrock supergroup Harmonia. They released two albums at this time although a third set of recordings from 1976 in collaboration with Enlgish producer Brian Eno eventually surfaced in the late 90s.

Michael released his first solo album, Flammende Herzen in 1977 and has gone on to release a further 8 solo albums since, as well as touring extensively.

2 hours

Last on

Fri 26 Feb 2016 19:00

Music Played

  • Neu!


  • Little Richard

    Long Tall Sally

    • Little Richard - British Hit Singles.
    • Ace.
  • The Kinks

    You Really Got Me

    • Castle.
  • Secret Machines

    Nowhere Again

  • Cluster


  • Stereolab

    Les Yper Sound

  • F*** Buttons


  • Kraftwerk

    Kometenmelodie 2

  • Brian Eno

    In Dark Trees

  • Engineers

    Clean Colourd Wire

  • The Beatles

    Tomorrow Never Knows

    • Revolver.
    • Parlophone.
    • 14.
  • The Byrds

    Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)

    • Turn! Turn! Turn!.
    • Columbia.
  • Boxed In

    All Your Love Is Gone (Michael Rother Remix)

  • Bob Dylan

    Subterranean Homesick Blues

    • CBS.
  • Can

    You Doo Right

  • LoneLady


  • Peaches

    I U She

  • Harmonia

    Sehr Kosmisch

  • The Rolling Stones

    The Last TimeĀ 

    • London.
  • David Bowie


  • Cluster

    Im Suden

  • Fujiya & Miyagi


  • School of Seven Bells

    Half Asleep

  • Neu!



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