My friend pulled out an LP from his collection and asked if I had heard of Kraftwerk. Radio-Activity on the turntable. That's how it started.
"Die Menschmaschine" ("the human machine") co-founder Florian Schneider died a week ago, but the news was released yesterday: sad news.
While Kraftwerk, which translates to English as "power station", was powered by electronics, its effect on popular music is immense.
The Man-Machine in the player.