Computer Love Songs
I thought I’ve written about this before, but I couldn’t find it in my archives. I find it amazing that there aren’t more references in popular music to computers or anything technological. Think about it, through the history of popular music songs have been written about the objects of human passion. Songs have been written about dancing, cars, trucks, love, trains, horses, but rarely is there ever a song about computers, e-mail or the internet.
The best and most comprehensive collection was Computer World by Kraftwerk. Though it is dated by references to the early days when people were fascinated by pocket calculators and when in order to operate a computer one had to always do a bit of programming; this collection is as close as it comes to the existence songs of love for technology.
Throughout the entire Techno movement in music, Kraftwerk seems to be the only shining example. How is this possible.
Free up some disk space and listen once again to Kraftwerk’s Computer World. You will wonder how the computers and the technology that we all have and love (to a point) is being totally overlooked by the music industry today.