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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture     Krautrock is a generic name for the experimental music scene that appeared in Germany in the late 1960s and gained popularity throughout the 1970s, especially in Britain. BBC DJ John Peel in particular is largely credited with spreading the reputation of krautrock outside of the German-speaking world.

     The term krautrock was originally a humorous one coined by the UK music press (such as New Musical Express and Melody Maker), where krautrock found an early and enthusiastic underground following. The term derives from the ethnic slur "kraut", and its use by the music press was inspired by a track from Amon Düül's " Psychedelic Underground" titled "Mama Düül und Ihre Sauerkrautband Spielt Auf" ('Mama Düül and her Sauerkrautband Start Up.').

    Typical bands dubbed krautrock in the 1970s included Tangerine Dream, Faust, Can, Amon Düül II, Ash Ra Tempel and others associated with the celebrated Cologne-based producers and engineers Dieter Dierks and Conny Plank, such as Neu!, Kraftwerk and Cluster.


Krautrock bands starting with 'M': 4 bands in database

A.R. & Machines (Germany)Made in Germany (Germany)
Metropolis (Germany)Moebius Roedelius (Germany)

Krautrock artists starting with 'M': 38 artists in database

Buddy MandlerCarole Muriel
Charlie MarianoDawn Muir
Dieter MeierDieter Moebius
Dietmar MainkaDietrich Markgraf
Dpieter MiekautschEllen Meier
Frank MilleFred Monicks
Freddie MünsterGünther Moll
Gagey MrozeckGeorg Meier
George MillerGeorge Monroe
Gerd MüllerJiří Matoušek
Jim McGillivrayJoe Mubare
Kephera MoonKim Merz
Konrad MathieuLothar Meid
Lou MarignanMalcolm Mooney
Marc McMillenMichael "Xner" Meixner
Peter MosesRainer Marz
Rosi MüllerSabine Merbach
Uwe MüllrichVeit Marvos
Werner MonkaWolfgang Müller

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