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    Default Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    Wait a minute, did anyone know about this?

    from Wikipedia:
    According to Dirk Matten (a close friend of the group), on the 21st of November, Schneider left Kraftwerk. No official statement has been given by Kraftwerk or Schneider.
    and also:
    http://www.elektrodaten.de/

    Okay. Seriously. WTF.

    Who else is going to look horribly jaded and stand around pressing buttons while looking unintentionally comical? (see: 1:00 on video)



    This is actually terrible news and I am very sad

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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    I'm glad we saw them when we did.

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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    But he wasn't there this year! It all makes sense now.

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    bummer I just thought maybe he was sick
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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    They're pretty old... He might just not have the physical stamina anymore. I really don't know anything about Kraftwerk other than their significance and that I thoroughly loved the performance at Coachella. Was this dude a key songwriting cog of Kraftwerk?

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    They've had a good run.
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    Yeah... You can't blame any of 'em for stepping out. I'm amazed they've been OK touring the same material for so long now anyways...

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    Damn, first coachella with out Florian, now this, noooo....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSam67 View Post
    They're pretty old... He might just not have the physical stamina anymore. I really don't know anything about Kraftwerk other than their significance and that I thoroughly loved the performance at Coachella. Was this dude a key songwriting cog of Kraftwerk?
    Yes he is/was. He and Ralf have been there since the beginning.

    It wouldn't surprise me if he's quit, because I remember reading that he doesn't like touring. It's a shame though

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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    Is it that really big of a deal? Is his presence essential to the concert experience? Fuck it, he's old. Let him get his rest on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedThom View Post
    bummer I just thought maybe he was sick
    I thought so too. I thought the reason he wasn't at Coachella was the sickness, maybe it's just gotten worse. It's hard for me to imagine him leaving Kraftwerk unless there was something serious. As for the people who mentioned old age, I don't think it's that much of a factor when you have an easy touring schedule and a non-taxing live show.

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    Nein!
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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    this is retarded.
    florian has talked about this publicly. I'm not going to bother finding the articles, someone else can. there have been lots of touring members. kraftwerk is the sound, the music. that was the whole fucking point of what they were doing. florian allowing someone else to perform his live duties is kind of the final step in the evolution of kraftwerk. the music is in the machines, and so it now just takes someone who understands the music, the intention, the kraftwerk, to provide control

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    this is a bad thing?
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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    no, I meant this thread is retarded. this isn't new news, anyone who's really into kraftwerk would already know about this and understand the real context. florian wasn't at coachella... he hasn't been touring for quite some time, and the touring roster has changed over and over. they're not a 'band' in the conventional sense, so florian can't 'leave'. he just doesn't push buttons on stage anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    the final step in the evolution of kraftwerk
    hahahahaha...

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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    someone probably touched his monkey
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    he's been kicking ass in MMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    no, I meant this thread is retarded. this isn't new news, anyone who's really into kraftwerk would already know about this and understand the real context. florian wasn't at coachella... he hasn't been touring for quite some time, and the touring roster has changed over and over. they're not a 'band' in the conventional sense, so florian can't 'leave'. he just doesn't push buttons on stage anymore.
    Frozen I think what this wikipedia tidbit is suggesting is that Florian left the band artistically speaking, in that any future recording or music composition he had would have nothing to do with. But then, they're kind of done with all that business now, are they not? I really don't know.

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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    agh. I didn't want to go through all of this.
    in the same article, florian talks about how they're not working in the studio anymore. kraftwerk just kind of... IS now. the sounds and songs and structures are there and changeable and malleable by those who are chosen to push the buttons.

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    But why are you crying?
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    I try to be politically pc more than most here: As a dude, anyone who could put a shark up a gals pc body, is pretty creepy, different and interesting. Just saying big time ..... cr****

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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    do I look like I'm crying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    this is retarded.
    florian has talked about this publicly. I'm not going to bother finding the articles, someone else can. there have been lots of touring members. kraftwerk is the sound, the music. that was the whole fucking point of what they were doing. florian allowing someone else to perform his live duties is kind of the final step in the evolution of kraftwerk. the music is in the machines, and so it now just takes someone who understands the music, the intention, the kraftwerk, to provide control
    No, no. I get this. It's part of the reason why Kraftwerk is so awesome. It's a concept, not a band.

    But COME ONE. Watch that video at the 1:00 mark and tell me you're not bummed.

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    but that's not what they DO anymore... they haven't for a long time. so I guess I'm bummed that I didn't see them in the early eighties, when I wasn't freakin alive. like a lot of other great bands.

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    Will Forte no longer in Kraftwerk is a sad, sad day for no other reason than... well, fuckin Will Forte.

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    this isn't a new, but yes, i knew about it and it sucks. I think there was even a thread about it when it happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    so I guess I'm bummed that I didn't see them in the early eighties, when I wasn't freakin alive.
    You and me both. I would have hit that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    so I guess I'm bummed that I didn't see them in the early eighties
    But wait, they've evolved. So aren't they better now?

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    Default Re: Florian Quits Kraftwerk!?!!!?!

    I CHOOSE YOU, KRAFTWERK!

    beep beep beep bloop

    WHAT?! KRAFTWERK IS EVOLVING!

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