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Project Runway

12 Sep

In honor of fashion week,  I give you Kraftwerk’s “The Model.”  This song, from 1981’s “Computer World,” is pretty much their most melodic and accessible song ever.  Oddly enough it was originally the B-Side release of the title track single.  When DJ’s started playing “The Model,” their record company, EMI, quickly repackaged the release with that song as the A-Side.

Apparently this enraged the band.  They may have been angry, but they did make money; the single went to #1 in the UK.

Whether or not their ire was real, I have to think that deep down, they must have been a little bit happy about the collision of art and commerce. And this co-existence is really at the heart of all of fashion, no?