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Neu!
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Germany
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Klaus Dinger played drums on the first Kraftwerk LP in 1971. The following year he joined forces with Michael Rother and they formed Neu!, releasing their self-titled debut LP on German label Brain. Their music was heavily innovative and influential, melting distorted guitars with metronomic drumming, noise effects, and tapes. The second LP, Neu! 2, was released in 1973 and featured the first remix experiments, with tracks recorded at 16 and 78 rpm. The band split in 1975 after releasing their final LP, Neu! 75. They eventually recorded more material in the 80s. Rother pursued a solo career, while Dinger went on to form La Düsseldorf. Neu! was highly influential on industrial, noise, and experimental music.
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Related articles (6)
Releases on file (10)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors IV - Krautrock Part 1 Various Artists — Romantic Warriors IV - Krautrock Part 1
(Zeitgeist Media no#, 2019, DVD)
Various Artists — Kopf Musik Various Artists — Kopf Musik
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 79, 2017, 3CD)
Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg Steven Freeman and Alan Freeman — The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
(Audion ISBN 0-9529506-0-CDRO, 2007, CD-ROM)
Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler
(Head Heritage 0952671913, 1995, TPB)
Neu! — Neu! 4 Neu! — Neu! 4
(Captain Trip CTCD-020, 1986/1995, CD)
Neu! — Neu! '86 Neu! — Neu! '86
(Grönland CDGRON IV, 1986/2010, CD)
Neu! — Neu! '75 Neu! — Neu! '75
(Grönland CDGRON III, 1975/2008, CD)
Neu! — Neu! 2 Neu! — Neu! 2
(Grönland CDGRON II, 1973/2008, CD)
Neu! — Neu! Neu! — Neu!
(Grönland CDGRON I, 1972/2008, CD)
Neu! — Neu! '72 Live! In Düsseldorf Neu! — Neu! '72 Live! In Düsseldorf
(Captain Trip CTCD-045, 1972/1996, CD)

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