"With any luck, the extended delay has washed away some of the lazy clichés that have plagued Ladytron since day one. Hunt is eager to finally outrun descriptors like 'aloof' (demeanor), 'asymmetrical' (haircuts), 'electroclash' (meaningless) and, perhaps most inexplicably, 'Kraftwerk' (sounds like). On the matter of that last bugaboo, Hunt simply sighs. "Our first single sounds like 'The Model', but we recorded it six years ago!" he says. "They are one of the greats, but if you told somebody that we sounded like Kraftwerk and they went and downloaded a bunch of our MP3s, they'd think you were full of shit. I mean, obviously we were named after a Roxy Music song, which would've been a more obvious place to look for influences, and Low by David Bowie is probably the closest thing to this record. I think we articulated that here better than ever"." http://www.xlr8r.com/features/2005/11/ladytron-spell-bound
It's great when people think that they ripped off "Das Model" by Kraftwerk and then act as if they are the only person on the planet to ever notice the similarities. Ladytron created the song with the intent of paying tribute to Kraftwerk. At the time, they were still learning to use their instruments and play cohesively. Great song, better than "Das Model" actually.
This was also the first song I heard from Ladytron, my old man pirated it in the dawn of The Internet. I can't believe it wasn't until today I heard it in CD quality with proper headphones...good stuff!