BBC – KRAUTROCK: THE REBIRTH OF GERMANY
Fascinating and comprehensive look at the post war radicalisation of Germany which found its expression, in some way at least, through music. The seeds of Krautrock (or ‘Kosmische Musik’ as it was known in its native land) were planted with a new post-war generation of artists looking to find their own voice on the world stage, leaving behind the horrific memories of war and looking towards the future. Incorporating early experimental groups like Amon Duul through to the now legendary Neu!, Can and Kraftwerk, this movement was just as radical as rock and roll in the 50s but with a whole weight of philosophy behind it. Worth a watch for Iggy Pop’s story about asparagus shopping with Florian Schneider alone.