shock rock, cock rock

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Dec 10 13:52:44 UTC 2004

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 04:50:55AM -0500, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 01:30:00 -0600, Mullins, Bill
> <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL> wrote:
> >"kraut-rock", 9/75
> >"Everybody has been hearing about kraut-rock, and the stupnagling success of
> >Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" is more than just the latest evidence in support of
> >the case for Teutonic raillery, more than just a record, it is an
> >indictment."

This cite is already in OED Online, as is a 1972 quote that

> New York Times, Apr 7, 1975, p. 40
> This is the first of the genuinely experimental "Kraut-rock" ensembles -
> as the genre is universally if rather indelicately known - to have made a
> real dent on the American market.

this one. There was also a 1973 song by Faust (a Krautrock band) called,
self-mockingly, "Krautrock", and a famous double-LP in 1974 with that

Jesse Sheidlower

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