GALLERY: Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk worked in all kinds of dimensions during their 3-D performance at Balboa Theatre on Sept. 16.

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Kraftwerk worked in all kinds of dimensions during their performance at Balboa Theatre on Sept. 16.
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The 3-D concert was Kraftwerk's San Diego debut.
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In 1975, they were scheduled to play at the Civic Theatre, but that failed to transpire.
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Better late than never.
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Kraftwerk is a German electronic band that was formed in 1969 in Dusseldorf.
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The band's sound was originally more akin to German experimental rock, or krautrock.
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Once they embraced computers, Kraftwerk became a pioneering band of electronic music.
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As such, the Grammy Academy awarded them a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
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Many consider the band one of the most influential groups in the history of pop music.
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Their influence is often compared to that of the Beatles.
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Ralf Hutter has been the lead singer of the group since its inception.
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In 1976, the group declined David Bowie's invitation to be the supporting act for his "Station to Station" tour.
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The group is not only musically innovative, but technologically innovative as well.
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Interestingly, Hutter has cited the Beach Boys as a major influence.
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Despite their close relationship with technology, improvisation is still vital to their sound.
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