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Re: Krautrock:The Re-birth of Germany- Youtube taster!
Oct 24, 2009, 03:45
Deepinder Cheema wrote:
handofdave wrote:
Does it strike anyone as ironic that on several other threads we're blasting the BNP and yet still using the term 'Krautrock'? And 'Japrock' is another one slung 'round these parts, too, even tho both derive from WW2-era epithets?

This irony was mentioned in the programme. The musicians themselves did not really like this term in the main, but they were rather relaxed about it.

I suppose that they do understand that it's not meant derisively, as their music IS being sought out and appreciated, but to illustrate why it's still not cool all you have to do is remember that long before civil rights there was sincere appreciation for black musicianship by whites who wouldn't invite the very same artists into their home.

If someone here used the old term 'Darkie music' there'd be an avalanche of righteous denunciation!

I don't know what's so difficult about calling it 'German rock'.
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