July’s Record Club: KRAUTROCK 2

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On Thursday 12th July, we revisit Krautrock to further explore the experimental Kosmische music of the 1960s and 1970s. Picking up the thread from our first krautrock session in 2016, we’ll dig deeper and take in tracks by Amon Duul II, Faust, Can, Harmonia, La Dusseldorf and Neu!

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Our featured album will be Kraftwerk‘s overlooked 1975 classic Radio-Activity and we’ll also play a track from their seldom-heard debut.

If you want to know more about Krautrock, read the post for our last session (exactly two years ago) which explains all. See you there!

Thursday 12th July, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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Krautrock! – Records Played


‘Generation after generation of fans discover in Krautrock a peerless hallucinatory pageant for the mind’s eye, a sound in which absolute freedom and absolute disciplince coexist, a rejoicing cosmic “yes” delivered with the roaring attack of punk.’
(Simon Reynnolds foreword in Future Days by David Stubbs)

I can’t tell you how much of a buzz it was to play some of my favourite records, through big speakers, cranked up loud and seeing everyone getting into it. Every track sounded amazing – the kosmische of Tangerine Dream and the experimental pranks of Faust, the hypnotic motorik beats of Can and Neu! and the elektronische musik of Kraftwerk and Harmonia. I’ve never seen a room of people gripped by a piece of music in the way Can’s Mother Sky did. A night to remember and such a pleasure and privilege to share this music with you all. Thank you.

Here are a few comments posted online after the session.

Just listened to Mother Sky by Can on proper speakers at Glossop Record Club. That was some phenomenal shizzle.

Neu! & Faust on vinyl tonight at What a wonderful evening.

Krautrock night was enlightening. Can track was amazing and Neu ’75 was fantastic.

It was exhilarating to hear Hero by Neu! played GOOD AND LOUD last night at .

v good and a top nite had.

I’m now on the hunt for Can and Neu records!

This was amazing!

“Can’ sounded brilliant and just ordered the ‘Neu’75’ album.

Great night.

Extremely enjoyable evening, came away with some new inspiration and something to seek out, thank you all involved.

Don’t forget, we’re taking our annual break in August but back on September 8th, marking what would have been Buddy Holly’s 80th birthday with the help of our resident rock & roll historian Bill Jubb. Enjoy the summer and see you in September.



TANGERINE DREAM – Ricochet (from Ricochet, 1975)
FAUST – The Faust Tapes (first five minutes of side one) (1973)
CAN – Mother Sky (from Soundtracks, 1970)
KRAFTWERK – Autobahn (from Autobahn, 1974)
HARMONIA – Watussi/Sehr Kosmisch (from Musik Von Harmonia, 1974)

NEU! – NEU! 75 (1975)


: Isi/Seeland/Leb’ Wohl
SIDE TWO: Hero/E-Musik/After Eight

CAN – Mushroom (from Tago Mago, 1971)
AMON DUUL II – In The Glassgarden/Pull Down Your Mask (from Tanz Der Lemminge, 1971)
KRAFTWERK – The Voice Of Energy/Antenna (from Radio-Activity, 1975)


MICHAEL ROTHER –  Feuerland (from Flammende Herzen, 1977)
CAN – Uphill (from Delay 1968, recorded 1968, released 1981)
NEU! – Negativland (from NEU!, 1972)
JULIAN COPE – The Subtle Energies Commission (from Jehovakill, 1992)

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