Album: Les Mannequins 12"
Appears On (Mixes): I'm a Wound and a Sword, A Victim and an Executioner
Song Notes: Everyone probably knows that Kraftwerk records an English and a German version of every album after Autobahn starting with Radioactivity (aside from Tour De France Soundtracks, which only has the one version… though strangely enough, the recent live album, Minimum Maximum has an alternate version as well). However, from time to time, they would record versions of their songs for other countries as well. "Dentaku" is probably the most known—their Japanese version of "Pocket Calculator", and to a lesser extent, people may know about the Spanish version of Electric Café, but not too many people know about the French version of "Showroom Dummies" from Trans-Europe Express, released as a single from that album. (This wasn't the only French song Kraftwerk re-recorded; "Tour De France" also was re-recorded in that language.) It's very similar to the original, but it's still interesting, and, hey, Kraftwerk IS magnificent, so why not? - Rev. Syung Myung Me