Kraftwerk reworked - Tour de France in Cockney piano style

Ivories suitably tinkled as German band's classic is reworked on the old Joanna as Tour hits East End

by Simon_MacMichael   July 8, 2014  

Kraftwerk Tour de France Cockney piano style YouTube still

At this time of year, many cycling fans of a certain age and/or musical bent can't help but hum or whistle the classic Kraftwerk tune, Tour de France. But with the race running through the East End of London yesterday, one has taken it further - reworking it in Cockney piano style.

We like it a lot - and if you're missing the original, after the piano piece, you'll find a video of  the German synth band playing at the Manchester Velodrome in 2009 while some of Team GB's finest whizz round the track.

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There is also the version by German techno artist Uwe Schmidt / Atom Heart, under one of his many guises, 'Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto'

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posted by zanf [532 posts]
8th July 2014 - 15:29


heh. i see someone else just posted this...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7385 posts]
8th July 2014 - 16:04


So so so tempted to record a version on church organ...

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posted by Doctor Fegg [135 posts]
8th July 2014 - 22:10