Why we like Miggi in Space
The book mostly takes
place in space, which is our favourite place after Dusseldorf. Also you can
see computers in most of the pictures and can imagine that you are pressing
the buttons. It would be better if the monkey was a robot and there was a
visit to Spacelab, but you can't have everything.
More about us
Although we are famous celebrities, we are actually
robots and not people. You'd think this might be obvious from the words of
our excellent song "We are the Robots" and the fact that we haven't
actually been able to release an LP since the factory in Stuttgart stopped
making our spare parts in 1986. Apparently not-t-t-t. There are other robot
celebrities such as R2D2, Kryten and that one out of Fireball XL5, but we
are the only known musical "Ralf" and "Florian" models.
Click here to visit some
of our other robot friends in show business who work at the Cabaret Mechanical
Theatre (but don't forget to come back here when you have finished).
If you want to hear
some of our robot music, pop along to www.hmv.co.uk,
tap "kraftwerk" into the search box, and follow the links to some
samples. Meantimes, here is a guide to some of our best records ...
... go straight to the story ...
is Autobahn from 1975 and the title tune got to number 11 in the charts. The
song was mostly robots making car noises, but we did also sing a bit about how
we were "driving, driving, driving down the motorway". It was in German,
as English motorways were still being invented at that time.
you can find our number 1 hit "The Model", about how we fancied a
lady mannequin but missed out because we were not humans. Also here, the aforementioned
"We are the Robots" where we confess our robotness - "we are
functioning automatic and we are dancing mechanic - we are the robots".
We can't make it any clearer.
is Computer World from 1981, about the time when computers for real people were
just being invented. We imagine what it will be like working computers in the
year 2000 - "I program my home computer, beam myself into the future".
We didn't know there would be the internet, and most people would instead be
using their computers to find out what had happened in the past. Do you still
have the pocket calculator ?.