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  Washington Post, Jan. '96:

> Globally, the history of popular music during the last 25 years is an account of just three nations: the United States, the United Kingdom and, well, Germany.

If Kraftwerk's influence has become as universal (albeit less acknowledged) as that of The Beatles, groups like CAN are again the darlings of the underground.
Virtually all the acts on London's trendy Too Pure label - Stereolab, The Faith Healers, Laika, Moonshake, Pram, Long Fin Killie, Mouse on Mars - are indebted to CAN.

Perhaps that's why Krautrock remains a storehouse to be plundered by pop's cognoscenti. Rock's history can't bewritten without Germany, but more people are interested in scraps of music from the Beatles' Hamburg days than with the world-altering sounds Kraftwerk and CAN fashioned nearby.

Krautrock's influence is vast, but few CD buyers are ready for the day when the machines play the human beings. <

from: 'THE GERMAN INVASION; British One Got Better Press, But the Teutonic Influence Endures"'
Mark Jenkins;
The Washington Post; Jan '96