11 May 2006

8+

"Fuer Immer (forever)" by Neu! which clocks in at 11:17

Pop Quiz!
(ten questions, answer T or F for each)

1. 527,684 bands were influenced by Neu!.
2. Some of the bigger bands influenced by Neu! include Tortoise, Sonic Youth, and Radiohead.
3. It sounds as if Stereolab's entire career was based on this very song by Neu!
4. The word "neu" is German for "electro-prog art-rock".
5. This quiz was thought up after I scrapped my original post in an artistic tantrum and found myself with ten minutes left before quitting time at work.
6. Neu! formed in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1971 after multi-instrumentalists Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger both split from Kraftwerk.
7. Although recorded in 1971, their debut album wasn't widely known until it was remastered and re-released 20 years later.
8. The guys from Neu! now work as chimney sweeps in Ecuador.
9. Listening to Neu! while eating Pop Rocks will make your head explode.
10. Neu! is essential listening for anyone serious about music.

Buy Neu! 2 HERE on Amazon.

EAR FARM's 8+ is a weekly feature that showcases songs longer than 8 minutes. In the recent past these songs were featured on EF's 8+:
British Sea Power - "Lately"
Islands - "Swans"
Isolée - "Pillowtalk"
Animal Collective - "Banshee Beat"
Wilderness - "Post Plethoric Rhetoric"
The Wedding Present - "Interstate 5"
Sleater-Kinney - "Let's Call It Love"
My Morning Jacket - "Dondante"
Wilco - "Spiders (Kidsmoke)"
Isis - "From Sinking"
Lemon Jelly - "A Tune For Jack"
Herbie Hancock - "Sly"
New Order - "Temptation"
Polvo - "El Rocio"
Pulp - "Countdown"
Morrissey - "The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"
Dungen - "Du är för fin för mig"
Loose Fur - "Wreckroom"
The Who - "A Quick One, While He's Away"
Destroyer - "Rubies"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

T, T, T, T, F(!), T, T, T, T, F

jennings said...

Great! Neu! deserve so many posts. I might have to drag some out myself.

Culley said...

Neu! *examines his pop rocks* hmmm... it might be worth it.

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