Friday, April 18, 2008
Here's some live footage of Neu!, making it happen. This is, I'm guessing, somewhat rare.
Neu! was very influential, as has been well documented. On their first two records you can hear much of what came later, in terms of underground music.
This footage, to me, is indicative of a sort of penultimate glam--fun, texturally interesting, uptempo, experimental and emotionally precise rock music.
Neu! also had the sense, at this juncture, of never not being current. Seeing them here, they might be representative on one of the more transparently compelling aspects of postmodern culture.