[KRAFTWERK] Schaufensterpuppen Video Review
centola.nicolau at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 15:19:02 CEST 2006
thanks a lot for the video. I really like it. The breaking glass is really
fantastic, it´s the turning point of the song, when visuals start to change
from near original video footage (without K&W, of course) to a different
concepts. More abstracts images and a very nice multi close images. Really
At that point the sound has a nice distorted vocoder (or live from Ralf?)
and the bass sounds for me much more impressive than the original version. I
noted the final Mitternacht bars just for a curiosity. First of all, because
they played a mix of both songs at 81 tour and secondly because for me it´s
an interesting idea to mix songs from different albums.
IMHO it´s not like the eins, zwei from Model, because you can use 1, 2, 3, 4
for hundreds, thousands songs, and you have explicit bars from Mitternacht
at the end of Showroom Dummies. Why they still use these bars 25 years
Maybe the answer can be found at some 75 (76? I´m not with my boots with me
right now) gigs. They usually played Mitternacht and in some gigs you can
hear the band jamming some melodies of would be Showroom Dummies two years
later. You can consider the band toured a lot that time, so probably the
road was the time they composed new songs.
So probably Showroom Dummies was born from a Mitternacht jam, and now they
are closing the circle, like a private joke, quoting one song into another.
Is it a crazy theory from my sick mind? hehehehe
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> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:39:18 -0700
> From: Josh <electrokinesis at gmail.com>
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> Okay, for those of you who've been asking questions and making
> comments, let me say this about the Schaufensterpuppen video.
> This is not my video. I didn't record it. You can see that by
> following the link that I provided.
> Yes, there are two bars from Mitternacht thrown in at the end.
> The maker of the video did not label this video as
> "Schaufensterpuppen/Mitternacht" simply beacuse, it's not!
> That's like labeling the newer versions of The Model as "Showroom
> Dummies/The Model" just because it contains the "eins zwei drei vier"
> count at the beginning.
> Don't get your hopes up that much people!
> Anyways, I can't give too much of an opinion on the video itself, but
> I will say that I like this version a lot. Of course, you weren't
> going to see Wolfgang and Karl in it.
> Unfortunately, it seems like there's a lot of bass missing as it comes
> in and out of the song, but that could've just been the mix. I'm sure
> there will be changes in the song as the tour continues, as we heard
> with the Airwaves remix from 1998 and 2002.
> I really like the "glass breakdown" too.
> And I am still looking for Computerliebe. When I see it, I will let you
> - Josh (http://www.myspace.com/technopop)
> End of KRAFTWERK Digest, Vol 36, Issue 33
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