Song of the Day – “Autobahn” – Kraftwerk

It’s difficult to overstate how odd this was to American listeners in 1974. Creepy electronic music, sung in German, that nevertheless sounded warm, in a way.

According to the notes on the video, the English translation goes as follows:

We are driving on the Autobahn
In front of us is a wide valley
The sun is shining with glittering rays
The driving strip is a grey track
White stripes, green edge
We are switching the radio on
From the speaker it sounds:
We are driving on the Autobahn

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