Tag Archive | Kraut Rock

Happy Birthday, Julian Cope!

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Julian Cope, Musician, author, musicologist and recognized authority on Neolithic culture was born on this day, October 21st, in 1957. I first became a huge fan of Julian as the lead vocalist for Liverpool-based post-punk band, The Teardrop Explodes and had the opportunity to see him perform as a solo artist many times back in the ’80s. His first autobiography — because there are a couple —  Head On is also one of the most amazing rock biographies I’ve ever read. Learn more about what Julian is up to these days at This Link! Happy Birthday, Julian!

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Hitler Reacts to Kraftwerk MoMa Ticket Limit

All humor aside (and the video above is a scream!) Hitler isn’t the only one who’s upset. I don’t know anyone who was successful in purchasing tickets to any of Kraftwerk’s upcoming career retrospective series of shows at NYC’s Museum Of Modern Art. At least three other friends besides me (that I’m aware of) were all stuck loitering in a “virtual queue” for 90 minutes until our computers eventually all timed out. What a huge drag.

Pancake Vision Presents Around the World with Shirley Manson!


In this very fun video, Shirley Manson and a Puppet Dog reveal the History of German Music in just over 4 minutes! Check it out!

Thanks to Beth Blenz-Clucas for the Tip!