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    Formed in Düsseldorf, Germany
    Classic lineup:
    Ralf Hutter - Vocals, keyboards
    Florian Schneider - Keyboards, flute
    Karl Bartos - Electronic percussion
    Wolfgang Flür - Electronic percussion
    Albums include 'Kraftwerk' (1971), 'Kraftwerk 2' (1972), 'Ralf Und Florian' (1973), 'Autobahn' (1974), 'Radio-Activity' (1975), 'Trans-Europe Express' (1977), 'The Man-Machine' (1978), 'Computer World' (1981), 'Electric Cafe' (1986), 'Tour De France Sountracks' (2003) and 'The Catalogue' (2005)
    'Kraftwerk' is German for 'power plant'
    They were extremely prolific in the 70's, but new recordings have become increasingly rare since the early-80's.
    They have a reputation for being reclusive and eccentric.
    There is very little information on their official website.
    They have been through several lineup changes since forming.
    They are geeky looking.
    They are ranked among the most influential bands of the 20th century, and pioneers of electronic music, influencing countless bands since forming.
    They were one of the first bands to compose their music entirely on electronic instruments.
    They designed a lot of groundbreaking technology, including electronic percussion instruments.
    Although generally minimal, their lyrics usually deal with technology and it's impact on the modern world.
    Their music has held up extremely well ocer thirty years.
    They are not afraid to use newer and more compact equipment for their music and stage shows.
    They are perfectionists.
    Nearly all of their albums are considered classics.
    Their stage shows were also groundbreaking, being among the first to utilize computer graphics.
    The highlight of their stage show has long been 'the robots,' when mannequins resembling the band members replace them for the song, 'The Robots.'
    They ranked #6 on Q Magazine's '50 Bands You Must See Before You Die.'

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