There’s a very good case to be made that Kraftwerk are still the world’s most influential band. The sounds they invented have been sampled by hundreds of artists, from Madonna to R.E.M, from Missy Elliott to Fergie. Coldplay and Jay-Z have had hits with their melodies and their image has influenced David Bowie, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Janelle Monáe and almost every hip-hop artist, even if they don’t realize it.
This concert at the “carussel of the youth” from 1970 is the earliest existing concert video of these electronic pioneers. The band was just created this year and could be seen in the original setup.