PLAY LOUD! 5 Classic Crackers To Ease The LOCKDOWN XMAS BLUES

C’mon, get out of your bed, clear your living room and dance yourself
dizzy. Middle-finger to the lockdown blues. It’s Christmas!

1. Home by IGGY POP (1990)

Home, boy
Everybody needs a home
Home, boy

2. I’m Going Home by TEN YEARS AFTER (1968)

Gonna see my baby, see my baby fine
Gonna take my baby, want to take my baby mine
Hoping my woman treats me real kind

3. Safety Dance by MEN WITHOUT HATS (1982)

Say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find
And we can act like we come
From out of this world
Leave the real one far behind


4. Home Computer by KRAFTWERK (1982)

It’s more fun to compute
I program a home computer
Beam myself into the future

5. Our House by CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG (1970)

Our house is a very, very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you
And our house…


Top singles from the past…

7 May 2020

Band: Kraftwerk
Active: 1970-present
Single: Die Roboter / The Robots
B-side: Spacelab 
Released: May 1978
Score: #20 in the UK, #18 in Germany
and #38 on the Dance Charts in the US
Album: The Man-Machine
The band’s seventh LP

Official video…

Live robot version…

Rest in peace Florian Scheinder, Kraftwerk’s co-founder (7 April 1947 – 30 April 2020)

KRAFTWERK: Facebook / photo: AP Press

Legendary German Visionaries KRAFTWERK Released 7th LP ‘THE MAN-MACHINE’ Forty Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

17 May 2018



Released: 19 May 1978 – 40 years ago

ROLLING STONE wrote back then: “As with Trans-Europe Express, the new record has a built in ambiguity that pretty much accounts for the group’s charm. Though Kraftwerk would seem to worship machines — totally unlike Brian Eno, who, on his brilliant Before and after Science, explores their possibilities — the band might actually be committed humanists, documenting how emotionless the future will be if we continue to cheer such “innovations” as the Chemical Bank Cash Machine. Maybe. Whatever its stance, Kraftwerk still parodies us dumb mortals.”
Score: 5/5 – Full review here.

Dance with the robots here in full…

KRAFTWERK: Website – Facebook – All Albums


KRAFTWERK – Visionary Single ‘DAS MODEL’ Released In 1978 – 40 Years Ago…

When timeless and memorable it’s a …


6 February 2018


The visionary song was first released in 1978 – 40 years ago – only in Germany, as
a 7″ single. Three 3 years later, in 1981, the English version came out as the B-side
on the ‘Computer Love‘ single. After English DJ’s started to play that B-side over and
over again the song was re-released in 1982 by record label EMI although the band opposed. It became the first No 1 hit for a German act in the UK on 6 February 1982.

Quick, get yourself a clean haircut.
Take that old red shirt out of the closet.
Steal your daughter’s red lipstick.
Look like a robot on strike and
pretend you’re a cool model…

[Verse 1]
Sie ist ein Model und sie sieht gut aus
Ich nähm sie heut gerne mit zu mir nach Haus
Sie wirkt so kühl, an sie kommt niemand ran
Doch vor der Kamera da zeigt sie was sie kann

[Verse 2]
Sie trinkt in Nachtclubs immer Sekt (Korrekt!)
Und hat hier alle Männer abgecheckt
Im Scheinwerferlicht ihr junges Lächeln strahlt
Sie sieht gut aus und Schönheit wird bezahlt

[Verse 3]
Sie stellt sich zur Schau für das Konsumprodukt
Und wird von Millionen Augen angeguckt
Ihr neues Titelbild ist einfach fabelhaft
Ich muß sie wieder seh’n, ich weiß sie hat’s geschafft

KRAFTWERK: Website – Facebook – Discography

‘Das Model’ was on THE MAN-MACHINE LP – released 19 May 1978, almost 40 years ago – and spelled in German up to the 2009 remaster when English title ‘The Model’ was used.