Krautrock and the Radical Politics of 1968

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This chapter argues that the emergence of Krautrock can only be understood against the background of the specific mixture of national and international impulses that shaped the West German musical scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s. What is striking is a high degree of politicisation that resulted, among other things, from the Nazi past and the position of the divided country at the interface of the Cold War. It fuelled a particularly radical student movement and at the same time legitimised a fundamental critique of the culture industry. Combined with the musical impulses from United States and Britain, this gave rise to very unique musical forms that seemed to counter the international mainstream with something entirely new.
TitelThe Cambridge Companion to Krautrock
RedaktørerUwe Schütte
Antal sider16
ForlagCambridge University Press
ISBN (Trykt)9781009005272
StatusUdgivet - 2023
NavnCambridge companions to Music

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