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OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: BowieStone ()
Date: May 6, 2020 19:20

Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73

V2 Schneider

RIP. Few are more influential.

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: WorriedAboutYou ()
Date: May 6, 2020 20:03

I would say they were the most influential band ever. A sad loss and will be remembered forever.

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: May 6, 2020 20:19

Sad to hear. His work was hugely evolutionary in modern music. Even though he had left Kraftwerk some years ago, it is tough to get this news.

I’ll be spinning some of their tunes today.

Thank you, and R.I.P.

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 6, 2020 21:16

I was stationed in Alaska, mid 70s. We had a library with some records. Saw Kraftwerk, and took it back to the barracks. Very, very, odd for its time. But I did get a kick out of Fun, Fun, Fun, on the Autobahn. It wasn't until David Bowie's 'Low' a couple years later that I began to see Kraftwerk's significance.

Re: OT: Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: May 6, 2020 21:50

That's very sad. sad smiley

Especially since 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Kraftwerk, their Kling-Klang-Studio and their first Album.

RIP Florian Schneider and Thank You - "Es wird immer weitergehen, Musik als Träger von Ideen" - Musique Non Stop ....

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: runaway ()
Date: May 6, 2020 21:57

Sad to hear

Autobahn was my very first album when it came out, others followed and I was lucky to get me a ticket for the Paradiso show "Trans Europe Express" in 3D a few years ago and it was amazing.

Re: OT: Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: May 7, 2020 00:20

Obituaries by: [www.RollingStone.com] , [www.NYTimes.com] , [www.NME.com] .



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020-05-07 01:15 by Irix.

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: May 7, 2020 07:05

I remember when I first heard "Hall of Mirrors" on a TV ad in the early 80s. Despite not understanding them much, as I was growing up I got to know them better and enjoy some of their albums. It was a nice surprise when the Stones honoured them with that Düsseldorf poster in 2017. RIP, Florian.


OT: RIP Florian Schneider-Esleben (Kraftwerk)
Posted by: doitywoik ()
Date: May 7, 2020 02:08

Florian Schneider-Esleben, co-founder of the legendary group Kraftwerk, is dead. This was announced by the Sony company in Berlin on Wednesday, citing Kraftwerk founder Ralf Hütter. Schneider-Esleben had died from cancer. He was 73 years old.
[www.wienerzeitung.at]

Never really my cup of tea but Kraftwerk were certainly quite influential.

Re: OT: RIP Florian Schneider-Esleben (Kraftwerk)
Posted by: ab ()
Date: May 7, 2020 05:20

The Kraftwerk live show is one of the most impressive I've seen in 47 years of going to concerts. With the 3D visuals (yes, audients get cardboard specs at the door) and the surround sound and the four men in matching skin suits standing behind the matching lecterns, it's quite the spectacle. Florian left 12 years ago, but he was part of everything in the setlist.



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Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 8, 2020 05:08



HERALD SUN --- 8 May 2020



ROCKMAN

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: May 8, 2020 05:35

seriouly, kraftwerk need to be in the hall of fame. i was litening to tran-europe express today & it sounds totally contemporary 40 years later.

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: Happy Jack ()
Date: May 8, 2020 18:23

[youtu.be]

This song still seems fresh 43 years later.

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: TooTough ()
Date: May 8, 2020 19:30

Quote
Cristiano Radtke
I remember when I first heard "Hall of Mirrors" on a TV ad in the early 80s. Despite not understanding them much, as I was growing up I got to know them better and enjoy some of their albums. It was a nice surprise when the Stones honoured them with that Düsseldorf poster in 2017. RIP, Florian.





Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: May 8, 2020 22:05

Inspiration for the Stones-Tongue in the background (Electric Cafe, 1986):




The 2017 RS-Poster was designed by Ulrich Planer (Nuremberg, Germany): [UlrichPlaner.Blogspot.com] . The official reference of the RS-Poster was the Bauhaus art school / art movement - [iorr.org] .

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: soundboard ()
Date: May 9, 2020 03:52

Read a great Bowie quote about Florian on DavidBowie.com - Bowie talking about his dry sense of humour:

"I got myself a Mercedes to drive myself around in, cause I still wasn’t flying at that time, and Florian saw it... He said, “What a wonderful car”, and I said, “Yes, it used to belong to some Iranian prince, and he was assassinated and the car went on the market, and I got it for the tour.” And Florian said, “Ja, car always lasts longer.”


[www.davidbowie.com]

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Date: May 9, 2020 22:49

I'm very happy bands like Kraftwerk weren't influencing the Rolling Stones.

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: CBII ()
Date: May 10, 2020 04:19

Loved this band. Everything has it's place and the music they created certainly became part of my collection. Trippy, spaced out vibe that lasted a very long time...

CBII
[www.facebook.com] < Chuck Berry on Facebook

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: CousinC ()
Date: May 10, 2020 18:05

I knew Ralf Hütter from very early 70's.

He was from my hometown. Still had very long hair. Some month ago -before Covid -I last met him at a local Media-Market going throu cd's.

Last time I saw Florian is many years ago at Düsseldorf station. He already looked very old and nobody would've recognized him.
RIP

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: May 10, 2020 20:55

Florian Schneider at 'Parley for the Oceans', 8-Dec-2015, Paris (France):


[www.GettyImages.com] · Large picture

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: CousinC ()
Date: May 11, 2020 23:45

This is a nice pic.

He looked worse in every respect when I saw him years before this.

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: MILKYWAY ()
Date: May 12, 2020 01:01

That coronavirus is taking everyone out.


Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: May 12, 2020 03:05

Quote
MILKYWAY
That coronavirus is taking everyone out.

I think Florian's death was cancer related.

Re: OT Florian Schneider, Kraftwerk co-founder, dies aged 73
Posted by: misterfrias ()
Date: May 12, 2020 05:34

Quote
crholmstrom
Quote
MILKYWAY
That coronavirus is taking everyone out.

I think Florian's death was cancer related.

Cancer and coronoavirus? Some people can't get a break.



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