"Radioactivity" as written by and Schult/huetter/schneider-esleben....
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R A D I O A C T I V I T YTschernobyl, Harrisburgh, Sellafield, Hiroshima
Tschernobyl, Harrisburgh, Sellafield, Hiroshima
Stop radioactivity
Is in the air for you and me
Stop radioactivity
Discovered by Madame Curie


Chain reaction and mutation, contaminated population
Stop radioactivity
Is in the air for you and me
Morse:
Radioactivity is in the air for you and me
Radioactivity discovered by madame Curie
Radioactivity is in
Stop radioactivity
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R A D I O A C T I V I T Y
R A D I O A C T I V I T Y
Tschernobyl, Harrisburgh, Sellafield, Hiroshima
Tschernobyl, Harrisburgh, Sellafield, Hiroshima
Stop radioactivity
Is in the air for you and me
Stop radioactivity
Discovered by Madame Curie
Chain reaction and mutation, contaminated population
Stop radioactivity
Is in the air for you and me
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"Radioactivity" as written by Antonio Dona' Luca Antolini

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  • +2
    General Commentin the intro.. they say :
    HARRISBURG...
    SELLAFIELD...
    HIROSHIMA...
    TSCHERNOBYL...

    the original version advocated radioactivity, but then some say they changed their mind in the late 80's and put a "stop" before radioactivity. Maybe this was due to the disaster caused by it.

    CHERNOBYL / TSCHERNOBYL is a nuclear plant that explode in the 1986 at Ukraine. It's the worst they say, it's level 7 (i don't know how worst is that anyway)

    SELLAFIELD is a nuclear site in England. and the place of the first commercial nuclear power station (now being decommissioned)

    HIROSHIMA yeah..we all know..this was how the world war II ended..they say, even now, the nuclear radioactivity still affect birth..

    HARRISBURG
    from wikipedia
    "Electronic Music pioneers Kraftwerk, when rerecording their 1975 song "Radioactivity" ("Radioaktivität") for the 1991 album "The Mix", changed its lyrics to include Harrisburg as one of four nuclear disasters."
    c h i e won February 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn other versions and live he says "Stop" just before "radioactivity". The only known instance (for me) of Kraftwerk getting political.
    Chinupon January 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, in the version on 'the mix' cd, he says "stop". just saw them live in dc, and the projections also say "stop". it's an anti-radioactivity song.
    Trollmanenon June 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about radio waves. Just. Radio. Waves. It's not an anti-nuclear song or anything like that. The name is a pun - "Radio Activity". "Tune into the melody - radio activity is in the air for you and me"
    4d5e6fon March 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment4d5e6f : I'd like to agree, but it's more than that. They talk about "radioactivity, discovered by Mme Curie". So you're right, it's a pun, between radioactivity (nuclear activity) and radio activity (radio tunes in the air).
    manuxrayon June 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is preceded on the album by the track Geiger Counter - which fades into Radioactivity. I think that kind of tips off what they meant the song to be about. It's certainly a song about radioactivity - and not just a song about radio waves.
    The Album title is Radio-Activity, which is a pun, but this song is simply titled Radioactivity, all one word.
    mos6502on July 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat... I guess they can now add "FUKUSHIMA",
    Eatcarpeton April 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't know the morse spelled out Radioactivity.

    Wow, It sync very well with the song.

    Those Crazy Talented Krautrockers!!!
    D4MVPon April 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe perfect song to listen to if you ever visit Los Alamos, New Mexico (home of the Manhattan Project)
    elvin_wizardon November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    In 1992, Kraftwerk and other bands did a concert to protest the nuclear reactor at Sellafield. So yeah, they are against radioactivity.
    Aquatarkuson August 29, 2009   Link

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