Every time an epic, highly influential band is in the headlines, it seems like half the music world turns its head to see what the commotion is all about. Well, get ready to so again, as today’s headlines feature a nearly 40-year-old German group whose music (and outfits) have set up the type of music and phenomenon that our generation will be known for.
A plan some five years in the making, German electro-giants Kraftwerk are set to re-release eight previous albums. This comes after a spurt of 2008 U.S. dates, a rare occurrence in the last quarter of a century, which included a stop at Coachella Music & Arts Festival. Due for release on October 5th, 12345678 The Catelogue will span the group’s entire impressive discography, including Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991), and Tour De France (2003).
All this of course comes after a spurt of 2008 U.S. dates, a rare occurrence in the last quarter of a century, which included a stop at Coachella Music & Arts Festival. As it stands now, the band’s only other upcoming activity of note is the electronic headlining spot at this years Bestival, set for September 11-13 at Isle of Wight.