March 21st Klaus Dinger died of heart failure, three days before his
62nd birthday. The tributes (not that there have nearly enough) have
mentioned his work with Kraftwerk and Neu!, his influence on bands such as
Stereolab, and most have included Eno’s famous quote:
were three great beats in the 70s. Fela Kuti's Afrobeat, James Brown's funk,
and Klaus Dinger's Neu! beat."
"A member of Kraftwerk in Zoetermeer. You'd have thought they'd all live together in a hand-built robot somewhere in the Ruhr valley, or half-way up a mountain in the Swiss Alps..."
“Heute abend, Der Mensch Machine…K-R-A-F-T-W-E-R-K”"