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1. Members of Kraftwerk
- Who are the founders of Kraftwerk?
- What is the present line-up of Kraftwerk?
- Who else was a member of Kraftwerk in the past?
- What is the so called 'classic line-up'?
- Who's who on the album covers?
- Why did Florian leave Kraftwerk?
- Why did Flür and Bartos leave Kraftwerk? What are they doing now?
- Who is Emil Schult and is he still collaborating with Kraftwerk?
- How can I contact Kraftwerk?
- What can we know about the private life of Kraftwerk's members?
- What are the political beliefs of Kraftwerk's members?
- Why are Hütter and Flür's names sometimes spelt differently?
- When will Kraftwerk release new material?
- What are the recent Kraftwerk releases?
- What recordings have Kraftwerk made?
- What is the '3-D The Catalogue / 3-D Der Katalog'?
- What is the 'The Catalogue / Der Katalog'?
- What are the differences between the original and the digitally remastered (2009) albums?
- What is the 'Minimum-Maximum'?
- What is the so-called 'Notebook'?
- Is the album Tone Float made by Kraftwerk?
- What are the best Kraftwerk albums?
- How can I get copies of Kraftwerk's early albums?
- Are the François Kervorkian and William Orbit remixes of Radioactivity available on CD?
- How good are Kraftwerk bootlegs?
- Where can I get Kraftwerk bootlegs?
- What is the 'Maximum Kraftwerk' CD?
- Is the 'Kraftwerk and the electronic revolution' DVD an official product?
- Where can I get Kraftwerk live recordings?
- What Kraftwerk videos have been made available to buy?
- Did Karl Bartos sing on any Kraftwerk song?
- Was Kraftwerk's song Autobahn influenced by The Beach Boys?
- Do any copies of the album Techno Pop exist?
- Does the German-language version of the album Trans Europe Express have an extra track?
- What is the correct track listing for the album Concert Classics?
- Is the CD A Short Introduction to Kraftwerk an official release?
- Are the tracks on the album The Mix remixes?
- Is the track Zehn Kleine Negerlein on the bootleg CD Toccata Electronica really by Kraftwerk?
- What is the music at the start of the bootleg CD Virtua Ex Machina?
- What is the album Outburn?
- Is the song Popcorn made by Kraftwerk?
- What is wrong with the '3-D Der Catalog'?
3. Lyrics and Languages
- What are the lyrics of Kraftwerk tracks?
- Which languages are used in addition to German and English?
- What does the morse code at the start of Radioactivity stand for?
- What are the words in the beginning of 'The Mix' version of the song Radioactivity?
- What are the non-English lyrics in The Robots?
- Which languages are used in Kraftwerk concerts?
- What is the intro text of Kraftwerk concerts?
- What is the lyrics of Radioactivity live intro?
- What is the lyrics of Kometenmelodie live intro and where is it from?
- What does "Ruckzuck" mean?
- What does "Vor dem blauen Bock" mean?
- What does "In Düsseldorf am Rhein klingt es bald..." mean?
- What is the infamous bawdy version of The Model?
- What sort of equipment is used by Kraftwerk?
- When did Kraftwerk start to use projected images at their concerts?
- What kind of 3D projection technology is used by Kraftwerk?
- Have Kraftwerk ever staged a whole concert replaced by robots or dummies?
- What instrument provided the choir sound on Radioactivity?
- What is a vocoder?
- What is a sequencer?
- What is the 'IOSONO system'?
5. Related Bands and Projects
- Who are 'Elektric Music'/'Electric Music'?
- Has Florian Schneider appeared on any records which aren't by Kraftwerk?
- Were Ralf and Florian behind the group 'Die Dominas'?
- I heard a version of a Kraftwerk song played on classical instruments; who was it by?
- What other cover versions of Kraftwerk songs are there?
- What is the project 'Zero Landmine'?
- Did Kraftwerk ever work with Stockhausen?
- What other groups are of interest to Kraftwerk fans, or have had links with Kraftwerk?
- What does the name 'Kraftwerk' mean?
- Where is Kraftwerk's studio located?
- How many concerts have Kraftwerk performed?
- When will Kraftwerk next go on tour?
- What is the Retrospective 12345678?
- When and which Kraftwerk recordings were nominated for any kind of Grammy awards?
- What kinds of Grammy Awards did Kraftwerk get and when?
- When and which Kraftwerk recording was selected into the Grammy Hall of Fame?
- Have Kraftwerk ever been nominated for the membership of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
- What is Tschernobyl / Harrisburg / Sellafield / Hiroshima / Fukushima?
- Did Kraftwerk perform any new songs at Tribal Gathering?
- Did Kraftwerk perform any songs live which have not been released officially?
- Where can I buy Kraftwerk T-shirts and other official merchandise?
- Are scores available?
- What is Kling Klang Machine No1?
- What is the 3-D Book?
- What is the book, titled Roboter?
- What is the book, titled Kraftwerk 45RPM?
- Is the theme music to Newton's Apple by Kraftwerk?
- Which episode of The Simpsons mentions Kraftwerk?
- What was the controversy over Kraftwerk's jingle for Expo 2000?
- Which releases of the album Radioactivity were issued with a sheet of stickers?
- Can a Kraftwerk song be heard in the Saturday Night Live sketch Sprockets?
- Did you know that there is a parody of Kraftwerk in the movie The Big Lebowski?
- Has Kraftwerk's music ever been used in movies?
- Have Kraftwerk's videos ever been shown in cinemas?
- Who created the design and the video of Electric Cafe?
- What is the so called Canyon-bike?
- Did Kraftwerk really play live with an astronaut?
7. Sources of Further Information
- Where can I find out more about Kraftwerk and related projects?
- Where can I find news about Kraftwerk's current activities?
- Are there any books about Kraftwerk?
- What is Aktivität? Where can I obtain copies?
- Are there any useful mailing lists and forums?