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La Düsseldorf: Viva [Limited Edition]

Album Notes

VIVA, the second album by second-wave Krautrock kings La Dusseldorf, is their definitive effort. While it incorporates much less of the willfully repetitive "motorik" beat leader Klaus Dinger had pioneered with Neu! it bears a more urgent feel. The songs hew closer to rock-like structures, bearing lots of commonalities with the contemporaneous post-punk/new wave sounds emerging at the time. The 20-minute epic masterpiece "Cha Cha 2000"'s graceful, elegant sweep helped lay the groundwork for the New Romantic movement that began a couple of years later.


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