|das album Autobahn|
Its repetitious keyboards were meant to capture the feel of motorway driving: today it sounds a bit dull - yet in 1974 the single version was #5 in USA and Canada, UK #4, and #7 in NZ and their home country of Germany. The album version lasted over 22 minutes, the entire first side of the LP.
Kraftwerk's music directly influenced many popular artists from many diverse genres: Gary Numan, Ultravox, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Human League, Depeche Mode, Visage, Soft Cell, Joy Division and New Order to name a few. Kraftwerk influenced other forms of music like hip-hop, house, drum and bass, and they're also regarded as pioneers of the electro genre.
So, nearly 40yrs on, even if we can't sing it correctly, we can still have fun fun fun on the autobahn...