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Kraftwerk - Showroom Dummies / Les Mannequins
Capitol Records, USA 1977
Vinyl is in VG+ condition with a few light scuff marks that do not affect playback. Sleeve is in good shape with some minor ring and edge wear (see Picture).
1. Showroom Dummies
2. Les Mannequins
Kraftwerk is a German musical group which has made significant contributions to the development of experimental and electronic music. The band was founded by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider-Esleben in 1970, but became widely known as a quartet consisting of Wolfgang Flür and Karl Bartos alongside the founding members.
The classic Kraftwerk sound combines driving electronic percussion and bass lines with catchy synthesized melodies and harmony, accompanied by simple lyrics sung through a vocoder. The sound was revolutionary for its time, and has had a lasting impact across nearly all genres of modern popular music.
This particular 12" was released just before Kraftwerk's seminal album "Trans Europe Express". "Showroom Dummies" is a funny song where the members of Kraftwerk are these mannequins who come to life. "We start to move... and then we break the glass. We are showroom dummies. We are showroom dummies." They break out, go around the city, and find a club. "We go into a club and then we start to dance. We are showroom dummies..."