Rare early Kraftwerk, now for the first time on double vinyl LP. Recorded live at the Gondel Kino (Gondola Cinema) in Bremen, Germany on 25 June 1971 (except for 'Interzone' recorded on the TV program Beat-Club on 22 May 1971), with a rare trio line-up of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger (soon to be of Neu!). This LP represents one of the very few recordings in existence of that brief period in Kraftwerk history after Ralf Hutter had temporarily left the band and before Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger went on to form Neu! Before morphing into the motorik juggernaut they would soon become, Kraftwerk was nothing more than Rother on guitar, Dinger on drums, and Schneider on a tricked-out flute. Just listen to 'Heavy Metal Kids' to unlock the secret door to their past. Double 140 gram clear vinyl with multicolored labels in a PVC sleeve. Limited to 500 copies.
reviewed by B13