Kraftwerk – Tour De France (1983)

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Le Tour started yesterday. In 1983, ‘Tour De France’ was another Kraftwerk celebration of man and machine, but this time it was a little less industrial. A month later the great Laurent Fignon would win the tour at the sprightly age of 23. Sadly, Fignon died of cancer 5 years ago at a premature age of just 50. People speculated about the wear and tear he had but his body through. The song communicates a sense of the physical endurance needed to do well in this most gruelling of tests – natural or manufactured.

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