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Neonlicht (Neon Lights) by Kraftwerk
Updated: Feb 22, 2014 Eric G18
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Neonlicht (Neon Lights) by Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
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Neonlicht (Neon Lights) by Kraftwerk is a good theme. Germany's electronic pioneers from Dusseldorf musically and lyrically evoke modernity in a city without identifying a specific urban place. Rather, the song is suggests the mood of a night-time urban setting: "Neon lights, shimmering neon lights". How does technology fit in? "And at the fall of night / The city's made of lights."

Kraftwerk's Pocket Calculator (Taschenrechner) released in 1981, to me, was nearly but not quite a choice. Recorded roughly 25-years before Steve Jobs announced the advent of the iPhone, the song's lyrical content anticipates our contemporary time using mobile technology and leveraging a mobile engagement with the world we live in: "I'm the operator with my pocket calculator / I am adding / And subtracting / I'm controlling / And composing."

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