Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Trans Europe Express” by Kraftwerk

Not only were Kraftwerk purveyors of early ‘70s progressive rock, they pretty much single handedly invented the electronic Techno-Pop music that paved the way to the dance music we hear today from LCD Soundsystem and Daft Punk. This oft-sampled title track from their 1977 album has popped up in recordings by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force (“Planet Rock”), De La Soul (“Ghetto Thang”) and Milli Vanilli (“Keep On Running”) to name but a few. David Bowie was profoundly influenced by Kraftwerk during the recording of his album, “Low,” going as far as to name a song “V2 Schneider” referring to Kraftwerk’s Ralph and Florian Schneider in its title. Kraftwerk would return the favor with the lyrics of this track paying homage to both Iggy Pop and David Bowie.