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When Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider Esleben trimmed down to a two-piece from German band Organisation, they introduced a whole new language into popular culture. They are, quite simply, the most influential pop group of the late 20th century because they pushed electronic music further than anyone ever thought possible, pre-dating electro, house, ambient and techno by more than two decades. In 1970, they released their first album which was self-titled. With the successful album, KRAFTWERK, the band's confidence had grown and they played even more live shows in Germany than before in 1971. In February 1973, Kraftwerk accepted an invitation to play their first concert outside of Germany. They took part in a two day festival of German music held at the Théatre de L'Ouest Parisien in the Boulogne-Billancourt suburb of Paris. Kraftwerk's lyrics mainly deal with postwar European urban life and technology. The lyrics are usually very nominal, but they reveal both a harmless celebration of, and a knowing caution about the modern world, as well as playing an essential role in the rhythmic structure of the songs.
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Many of Kraftwerk's songs express the inconsistent nature of modern urban life. After several early experimental albums, their breakthrough came in 1974 with the Autobahn album and the 22-minute title track which became a worldwide hit and demonstrated their increasing reliance on synthesizers and electronics. This was followed by a trio of albums that were to exert a huge influence on popular music, Radioactivity in 1975, Trans-Europe Express in 1977 and their masterpiece, The Man-Machine in 1978. After years of stopping from live performances, Kraftwerk began to tour again in the late 1990s and in 2004. They also stated that they were working on new material. Kraftwerk have even been referenced in popular culture such as with The Simpsons and Father Ted.