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Kraftwerk gets covered by Chicago's Big Black

It was announced recently that Kraftwerk are touring the UK on a thirteen-date jaunt, with a 3D component, that we're hoping gets extended to the United States, where they have toured recently. Kraftwerk were, of course, pioneers of the synth/electro-pop movement and "The Model" is among their best-known songs, charming in it's simplicity and heavily (German) accented English. Chicago noisemakers, Big Black, whose founder--Steve Albini--has recorded hundreds of bands (Pixies, Robert Plant, The Jesus Lizard) in his Electrical Audio studio with Teutonic precision and unique sonic aesthetic, offer a take on the Kraftwerk song with their singular cover.

 


The original "The Model" by Kraftwerk.
 

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And Big Black's cover.

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