Tour de France was the debut single from Kraftwerk’s never finished 1983 album, “Tehcno Pop”. It inspired the 1986 Miami produced “Bass Overdrive Systems Experts” (aka B.O.S.E. - Bass Overdrive [Rockwell RWL 8100]).
When Ralf Hütter was hospitalized for a bicycling accident, the group didn’t revisit the album until 1986’s “Electric Cafe”. Essentially, the lag in their catalog ended the classic lineup as Wolfgang Flür and Karl Bartos left the group afterwards.
The iconic ‘Tour de France’ artwork was seemingly “sampled” from a 1953 Hungarian postage stamp.
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"It is sweet to dance to violins When Love and Life are fair:
To dance to flutes, to dance to lutes Is delicate and rare”
28 Years Ago I walked in Bleecker Bob’s Records in NYC and saw The Smiths Vinyl Hanging from Thumb tacks on the wall…I was only 14, and bought it on the album artwork alone. I lived 2 hours outside NYC in a small Pennsylvania town, so as soon as I got back, I studied that Cover for days, the music was like nothing I ever heard, and those words. Now over the course of a couple years I did have to research, there was some British terms and events I did not know, I was only 14 and not from the UK, nor was I well traveled yet, so being pre-google years, it took some work. As I got older I clinged to those words more then most will ever know. I saw you perform for the first time in the early 90’s Madison Square Garden…and it was a feeling I never got from any concert before or after…just Amazing! Now when I see you perform it is like seeing a old friend (we never met, which is good in a way, you might not like me and I like our relationship the way it is..haha) I am a long time Vegetarian, and I thank you for being a influence in that, it really was not a hard decision to make, it simply made sense. I just want to Thank You For being the voice for Animals and for a lifetime of Music that means so much to me! Thank you Morrissey!
"A plastic bag, Stranded at the lights, This once was me"
-Lora Glazer , Tampa Florida
I want to tell you I miss you
with no subtext.
No guilt, no anger, no expectation
that you’ll fix it.
I don’t want you to feel bad or to tell
me it will get better.
This is where we are meant to be right now -
me apart from you,
my hands a little empty
and my heart a little sad.
I just miss you.
I wanted you to know.
—You can fuck yourself
(Source: , via hardlivin)