I was in Jr. High when I first saw the name, Schneider. It was on Side B of David Bowie’s - Heroes. I remember when flipping that cassette for the first time and hearing V-2 Schneider
start Side B, I was surprised how different it sounded to Side A: Beauty & The Beast, Joe The Line and Blackout.
I first heard Kraftwerk on KVLU. It was a Saturday afternoon “new age-ish” type of show, but this was well after I had purchased Heroes. A friend of mine was the one who was pretty sure Schneider was in Kraftwerk as he had read about them in a keyboard magazine.
Believe I was a freshman in high school when I first heard, Autobahn. It was on the KPFT at 2 something in the morning, I had never heard anything like that before. I ended up buying Autobahn and Techno POP. I was never the biggest fan, but Kraftwerk sure influenced lots of the bands I enjoyed and I’m forever grateful for that!
Bowie on Kraftwerk and his Florian tribute