Tuesday, February 07, 2012

 

Coldplay stealing from Kraftwerk?

Some of you, over the years, have made fun of my affection for the German band Kraftwerk. The critiques didn't "werk," though-- I'm still into the music of Florian and the boys from Dusseldorf.

Intriguingly, it appears that Coldplay is ripping off Kraftwerk-- with permission (according to the liner notes. Check it out:

First, Kraftwerk's Computer Love--



And now, Coldplay's Talk--



I will concede that Chris Martin is a far better singer than anyone in Kraftwerk (sorry, Wolfgang!). They even borrowed the whole "Robot" thing....


Comments:
They talked about that band in the last episode of Portlandia... hilarious..
 
You need a punk rock intervention.
 
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