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Dentaku

Right now my very favourite musical thing is listening to a delighted Japanese crowd yell along with the words to Dentaku on the Kraftwerk live album. Can anyone confirm that this song is literally a translation of Pocket Calculator? For all I know they could be saying "We attack at dawn!".


EDIT: Okay, I have it on good authority* that this is what Kraftwerk are actually singing:

My pocket calculator
Full of military data

By pressing down a special key
We can attack them tactically

The German and Japanese peoples must reclaim their rightful place in history and destroy American hegemony

Where's me jumper?
Where's me jumper?



*This authority must remain unnamed for reasons.

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 8th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC)
Dentaku
Hello

My mate "Dirtbox" Minaee forwarded me your query about Dentaku. To my knowledge it is indeed a straight translation of the original lyrics to Pocket Calculator.

Boku wa onka ka Dentaku kata tini etc

It's a great live version and the folk of Tokyo are clearly cutting a rug with gusto.
webofevil
Jun. 9th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Dentaku
Excellent. That's a relief. Thank you. And thank you, "Dirtbox".
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