Germany vs Greece: Kraftwerk vs Jon and Vangelis

Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou aka Vangelis (Chariots of Fire) collaborated with Jon Anderson of Yes, he of the seraphic voice (Owner of a Lonely Heart) in the early 80s recording four albums. “I’ll Find My Home” reached #6 in the UK top hits in 1981. Vangelis is one of the pioneers of electronica and Chariots of Fire is an anthem.

In 1970, Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider formed Kraftwerk, defining techno pop for the next generation. “Das Model” released in 1980 reached #1 in the UK charts. Their looks and highly stylized music is an art form celebrated recently at the MOMA where Kraftwerk played for a week in a series of sold out shows.

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