253) Trans-Europe Express

Kraftwerk

Posted Nov 01, 2003 12:00 AM

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This German group's sound sought to eliminate the distinction between men and machines. Kraftwerk's robot-synthesizer grooves influenced electrodisco hitmakers, experimental geniuses such as Brian Eno and rappers including Afrika Bambaataa, who lifted the title track for "Planet Rock."

Total album sales: Under 500,000

Peak chart position: 119

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