Talk:Radio-Activity

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Ricardus, you are confused between copyright in musicial compositions (publishing) and copyright in sound recordsings (indicated by the (P) symbol). I will need to correct your recent edits. --feline1 09:45, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

I have been digging around on the PRS-MCPS database this morning (http://www.mcps.co.uk ) The legal situation regarding Kraftwerk's publishing arrangements is nowhere near as straightforward as "from 1975 onwards, they had 100% ownership of all their compositions". Whilst the names "Kling Klang Verlag" and "Kling Klang Musik GmbH" certainly regularly appear on the PRS-MCPS database against their songs from 1975 onwards, numerous entries still also show percentages owned by at least a dozen other companies (mainly various EMI companies).

In any case, owning full publishing rights on your own material does not give you "100% artistic freedom"! (if only!) - this is a very naive and simplistic attitude. At best, it simply means you get higher %age revenue stream from radio/TV broadcast royalties and mechanicals from record releases - but the downside is that you no longer get paid publishing advances by your publishing company.--feline1 10:27, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

Track Listing[edit]

Could someone with a better knowledge of Kraftwerk than me confirm the writing credits? The back of my CD has the instrumental tracks as 1, 5, 6, 11, 12 (thus credited to Hutter, Schneider). That would leave 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 credited to Hutter, Schneider, and Schult. Correct? The article is slightly different from this. Grievous Angel 18:49, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

The correct credits are: instrumental tracks are all (Hütter/Schneider), whilst the tracks with vocals are all (Hütter/Schneider/Schult) (i.e. Emil Schult co-wrote the lyrics).--feline1 10:52, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Added proper credits for Side 1 and Side 2 to listing.    SIS  22:50, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
I used to have the original cassette from ca.1975 and it had the Side 1/Side break slightly different than what is shown here, with it occurring between "Intermission" on Side 1 and "News" on Side 2 User_talk:Davidjsc - March 26, 2014
The current track split appears correct for the original UK and German LPs, per ref links I just added. There are several cassette versions listed on Discogs, this one doesn't have "Intermission". Where was yours from, do you remember what label? - David Gerard (talk) 19:08, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Photos[edit]

The supplementary images towards to end of the article are currently tagged for deletion (due Sunday 28th) unless suitable fair use excuses are provided. As they are not the main image representing the album in the info panel should they be let go? Initially I thought that showing the contents of original vinyl releases would be cool (in this age of CDs and digital downloads), but nowadays I am tending to favour deletion unless they are showing something that cannot otherwise be put into worded form. In short, these are decorative elements rather than useful information. Ricadus 17:09, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Equipment[edit]

The 1st appearance of their Micromoog was in the late 1977 video 'Showroom Dummies'. Kraftwerk didn't use it on 'Radio-Activity' and it never appeared on any tours. That harsh sound from 'Antenna' is very easy to make with Minimoog's 3rd oscillator as a modulation source, the same about bass pseudo-apreggios from 'Radio-Activity' and 'Antenna'.