Das Model (3:43)

Cover of Das Model-EP

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“Das Model” (spelling on album: “Das Modell”; English version title: “The Model”) is a song recorded by the group Kraftwerk in 1978; written by musicians Ralf Hütter and Karl Bartos, with artist Emil Schult collaborating on the lyrics. It is featured on the album, Die Mensch-Maschine (The Man-Machine). It is one of the band’s most accessible and melodic songs.

First released as a 7” single in Germany (B-side: “Neonlicht”), under its English translation the song was eventually included on the B-side of the “Computer Love” single released in July 1981, which reached #36 in the UK charts. When radio DJs started playing the B-side, EMI re-issued the single in December 1981 – apparently against the band’s wishes – with “The Model” as the A-side. It reached #1 in February 1982 and spent a total of 21 weeks in the top 75 of the UK singles charts.

The song was first covered by Snakefinger on his debut LP Chewing Hides the Sound in 1979. Noise rock pioneers Big Black covered the song on their 1987 album Songs About Fucking. Another version was released by Rammstein in 1997. It has also been covered by The Cardigans, Carter USM, Belle & Sebastian, Electric Six, Yat-Kha, Hikashu, Ride, Aviador Dro, Eläkeläiset and Zoot Woman, Scala & Kolacny Brothers, Demolition Group, Wunderkind, Fink.


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  • profeta13

    En los años 70 escuche por primera vez a Kraftwerk y asta ahora se como se llama. nunca es tarde.

    9 Mar 6:26am Reply
  • kingeorg

    Sie ist ein Model und sie sieht gut aus. Ich nähm sie heut gerne mit zu mir nach Haus. Sie wirkt so kühl, an sie kommt niemand ran. Doch vor der Kamera da zeigt sie was sie kann. Sie trinkt in Nachtclubs immer Sekt (Korrekt!) Und hat hier alle Männer abgecheckt. Im Scheinwerferlicht ihr junges Lächeln strahlt. Sie sieht gut aus und Schönheit wird bezahlt. Sie stellt sich zur Schau für das Konsumprodukt Und wird von Millionen Augen angeguckt. Ihr neues Titelbild ist einfach fabelhaft. Ich muß sie wieder seh'n, ich weiß sie hat's geschafft.

    2 Feb 4:39am Reply
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    ¡Una canción con embrujo!

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    sweet sound

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  • metawirt

    Kraftwerk were even literally ahead of their time, because in 1978 the commonly used word for that kind of girls was "Mannequin" in Germany AFAIK

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • gungh0

    OMG OMG !! Kraftwerk !! [2] I dont understand the German, but its the best version ;-)

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
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    der Beginn einer wunderbaren Freundschaft...

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