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How “new” and influential were Neu? Brian Eno’s ambient music was inspired by Michael Rother’s innovative use of texture in his guitar/electronics and Conny Plank’s innovative use of space in production. Subsequently David Bowie was influenced through Station to Station & Low/Heroes–in fact, “Heroes” was directly inspired by Neu’s song. The “motorik” groove had a deep effect on Joy Division (and on punk and post-punk, in general.) Later Radiohead would cop the Neu style during their own experimental phase (Kid A/Amnesiac).

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The most futuristic album ever made. THE perfect driving song.

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