I would totally hit that blue chick.

Just saw Avatar. Wow. Go see it now. Well, read my shit here first then go see it.

The Ravers
It’s Gonna Be A Punk Rock Christmas!
Silent Night
Have I The Right (Come Right Back)
Rich Kids

The Ravers were a 70s punk rock band. I am fairly certain, though, that these are not the same Ravers who went on to be The Nails and recorded “88 Lines about 44 Women” if they are, then they used to sing in fake British accents and that’s just kind of sad. Anyways, here’s my obligatory Christmas music for the season, enjoy.

Kraftwerk
Tour De France (Long Distance Version 2)
Tour De France (Version 1)
Tour De France (Version 3)
Expo 2000 (Orbital Mix)
Expo 2000 (Francois K & Rob Rives Mix)
Expo 2000 (DJ Rolando Mix)
Expo 2000 (Underground Resistance Mix)
Expo 2000 (Underground Resistance Infiltrated Mix)
Expo 2000 (Underground Resistance Thought 3 Mix)

A Christmas gift I am getting from myself is the new Kraftwerk box set The Catalogue, which collects every single Kraftwerk album from Autobahn till now. I’m stoked because I don’t own any Kraftwerk on CD, just vinyl, and the condition of those records is a little lacking. I am a little upset about the lack of “bonus” material in the box set though. No remixes or single edits, which is a bummer. And of course there’s nothing from their first three albums – which the group has pretty much disowned. That sucks because I have bootlegs of their second and third albums and while, yes, they are uneven, there is some bitching stuff on those albums. More people need to hear Tanzmusik because that song is amazing.

Like I said before, none of their remixes are on the box set, which makes me feel fine about putting these several mixes up. The Tour De France versions are from a 12” single I got. None of them are the same as the version on the album. The Expo 2000 remixes are from a CD single, but I’ll be honest and admit that I snagged them online.

Everyone enjoy their German electronic music/70s novelty punk songs and I’ll see you after Christmas. Merrry Chirstmas to all who celebrate it, and a happy (belated) Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Festivus and Ziemassvētki – if any ancient Lavians are reading this.

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6 Responses to “I would totally hit that blue chick.”

  1. micah says:

    actually, i read an interview with ralf in pitchfork of all places from november where he says…

    Pitchfork: Could you ever see the earliest Kraftwerk material being reissued?

    RH: Yes. We just haven't had the time, but unfortunately [the CDs] are in very bad quality and just bootlegs. So when we find the time in the near future, I plan to continue working on the old Kling Klang archives and restore the old tapes and the old artwork and find more artwork on these albums and make them available. That's another phase of our work. Like pre-Autobahn, before the idea of the "Man-Machine" came into existence, so to speak.

    Pitchfork: That's possibly another piece of misinformation that's out there, that there's this idea that Kraftwerk likes to pretend that those albums don't exist.

    RH: No! What can I say…we go through phases, like in art. The various first early phase, then the Autobahn, now the Kraftwerk phase…

  2. SteveA says:

    OK – I saw Avatar – loved it.

    The Kraftwerk stuff is amazing – thanks!

  3. soph43 says:

    Cheers – nice werk! (sorry)

  4. Anonymous says:

    I never knew there were UR mixes of Kraftwork.

    I do now, many thanks.

  5. tboy34 says:

    This is really sweet. I will be obtaining this too. Thank you for the heads up. I love you're page. I've been following since you started. Yet I haven't replied or anything. Just wanted you to know that I appreciate your work and love the music. Have similar taste.

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