Me and my son Charlie just spent a thoroughly enjoyable morning showing Michael Rother, Hans Lampe and Franz Bargmann around the sights of Nottingham. I met Michael years ago through Julian Cope and have stayed in touch with him ever since. We ended up drinking tea in the old Trip To Jerusalem, Britain’s oldest pub!
Sadly I won’t be able to make the show tonight because we have the six by seven movie premiere going on at the same time. For those of you who don’t know, Michael was a founding member of Kraftwerk and in NEU! and Harmonia. Hans was the drummer in La Dusseldorf and also Conny Planks engineer in the studio. Franz was in German band Camera and plays guitar with Michael now.
You won’t meet three nicer people and it was great speaking the old German again!