Kraftwerk – The Model – Showroom Dummies – Style Icons

Kraftwerk is just one of those style-defining bands – here they are from 1980 performing Das Modell. To get an idea of how committed (and brave!) they were you really only have to look at the audience! They look like they’re watching a concert by alien beings or something!

english version:

She’s a model and she’s looking good
I’d like to take her home that’s understood
She plays hard to get, she smiles from time to time
It only takes a camera to change her mind

She’s going out tonight, loves drinking just champagne
And she has been checking nearly all the men
She’s playing her game and you can hear them say
She is looking good, for beauty we will pay

She’s posing for consumer products now and then
For every camera she gives the best she can
I saw her on the cover of a magazine
Now she’s a big success, I want to meet her again.

 

Even more evocative is "Showroom Dummies" (from Trans-Europe Express, 1977) – this song sends shivers down my spine.

We are standing here
Exposing ourselves
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom
dummies

We’re being watched
And we feel our pulse
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

We look around
And change our pose
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

We start to move
And we break the glass
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

We step out
And take a walk through the city
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

We go into a club
And there we start to dance
We are showroom dummies
We are showroom dummies

[repeat to fade]
We are showroom dummies

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One comment

  1. The Fashion Assistant
    July 14, 2009 at 21:21

    I’m a big fan of theirs, the song is on my Spotfify playlist ^_^

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