Alan Cross is a self-described "professional music geek" and the author of numerous books about rock music, as well as this four-volume audio collection, The Alan Cross Guide to Alternative Rock. In the Kraftwerk edition, Cross is his usual friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate self when describing the life and influence of the German band that he terms "sound chemists".
Cross has a tendency to pack a lot of material into a short span of time, but his honed radio disc jockey voice can thankfully handle the pace. Cross is always articulate, always interesting, and above all, always interested in the content of his audiobooks, and his enthusiasm is infectious both for dilettantes and music experts alike.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, I'd recommend it because of briefness.
What other book might you compare Kraftwerk to and why?
I don't know what to compare it with.
What does Alan Cross bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Insight into the process of making that Kraftwerk followed
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Kraftwerk, man ? machine ?