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Watch Kraftwerk’s 1970 TV Debut

For the first time, the debut TV apperance of Kraftwerk has surfaced online. The 40-minute performance was aired in Germany on Rockpalast in 1970. 

The concert features founding members Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, along with drummer Klaus Dinger who left to form Neu! the following year. 

Let’s see if you’re hardcore and manage to watch all of it…

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A 17 Year Old Alex Lifeson Tries To Convince His Parents That He Should Quit School And Play Music For A Living

Here’s a pretty incredible seven minute clip from 1973 documentary, Come On Children, featuring a 17 year old, Alex Lifeson of Rush. The film interviewed a bunch of Toronto teens, then invited them to live on a farm for 10 weeks, in an attempt to get deep inside the psyche of a gloomy suburban adolescent.

In this clip, Lifeson (who was already a father to his first son, Justin) tries to convince his Serbian emigrant parents that his plan to quit the 12 grade and play in a band full time, is the right decision. 

Probably not only a “must see” for the Rush fan but also for everyone who’s trying to convince their parents why they want to start a band. 

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Paul McCartney’s 1960 Letter To Audition A Drummer For The Beatles Trip To Hamburg
LETTERS of note: Paul McCartney wrote this letter in 1960 to hire a possible drummer for the Beatles for the band’s trip to Hamburg. 

Paul McCartney’s 1960 Letter To Audition A Drummer For The Beatles Trip To Hamburg

LETTERS of note: Paul McCartney wrote this letter in 1960 to hire a possible drummer for the Beatles for the band’s trip to Hamburg. 

A Brief History Of Sampling

A video remix journey through the history of sampling taking in some of the most noted breaks and riffs of the decades. A chronological journey from the Beatles’ use of the Mellotron in the 60s to the sample dense hiphop and dance music of the 80s and 90s. Each break is represented by a vibrating vinyl soundwave exploding into various tracks that sampled it, each re-use another chapter in the modern narrative.

Available as a download via Soundcloud

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Pop music wisdom book by Markus Kraft.

the book lists 250 of the best songs for the times when solid advice is needed. the songs represent popular music styles from the last 50 years, from rock to folk and from punk to hip hop. it’s a collection of famous songs, but there are many surprises as well.

available worlwide at book shops and online, e.g. at amazon or directly at bispublishers.nl.

Anyone fancy a vintage RUN DMC T-Shirt for 13,000.00 USD?
According to defunkd: This RUN DMC Adidas combo relic has been making headlines for years. It was originally offered for sale in the early 2000s on another system - we acquired it secretly in 2011 in order to carry on its exorbitant pricing tradition. It also holds the honor of being the first t-shirt listed for sale on the Defunkd Collective.
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Anyone fancy a vintage RUN DMC T-Shirt for 13,000.00 USD?

According to defunkdThis RUN DMC Adidas combo relic has been making headlines for years. It was originally offered for sale in the early 2000s on another system - we acquired it secretly in 2011 in order to carry on its exorbitant pricing tradition. It also holds the honor of being the first t-shirt listed for sale on the Defunkd Collective.

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Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol