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Mister Pink

"I Can't Believe It's The Same Band.." Thread

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Mister Pink

Again Kraftwerk, in 1975. It's unusual enough in the mid 70's to see a band without guitars. This wouldn't be normal until the synthwave explosion from Britain in the 80's. 

 

This track is about radioactivity but it's in their concept album of the same title that explores themes of radio transmissions and radio and so the title might be taken as a double meaning radio-activity and radioactivity. :P  

 

 

Then they added a warning at the start about radioactivity as seen below in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

 

 

Over the years, Kraftwerk update their music catelogue. Below is a video of them doing the same track in 2012 in Japan, with Japanese lyrics, and they replaced "the "Hiroshima" lyric with "Fukuskima"

 

It's interesting, the evolution and one-off versions. In 1975, it's apolitical, just them making music about inanimate things, science etc. Then the song became politicized and became an anti-nuclear track. Not an anti-nuclear man myself, just for the record but I find the track interesting. 

 

 

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