10 Speed – Tour De France

Label: Quality RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: CanadaStyle: Electro Excellent cover version of the Kraftwerk classic. After searching for information about this it seems that apparently Kraftwerk didn’t want their version in the film or on the soundtrack so the label got a session group to cover it. I’m not sure how true that is as it seems a bit unlikely so I […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 823] 1982 Although electronic music was nothing new, this is the track that really kick-started the whole electro sound. The music is by labelmates Planet Patrol who re-used it for their own release “Play At Your Own Risk” and uses elements of Kraftwerk’s “Numbers” and “Trans Europe Express”. It features Bambaataa and Jazzy Jay plus the […]

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Fearless Four – Rockin’ It

Enjoy Records (US) [ER-6028] 1982 Fearless Four’s follow-up to ‘It’s Magic’, this time based on the tune from Kraftwerk’s ‘Man Machine’. There are a few label variations for this release. Early pressings with catalogue number ER-6028 include one that credits Pumpkin & Friends and one that doesn’t. There is also a later repress with the same track listing and a […]

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Whodini – Nasty Lady

Jive (US) [JD1-9169] 1983   Fourth US release for Whodini this time produced by legendary German producer Conny Plank (RIP) who was responsible for Kraftwerk’s early releases. The only label variations that I know of are the slightly different layouts of the promo and general release versions. Side A Nasty Lady [5:52] Side B Underground (Street Version) [4:40] Nasty Lady […]

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