Original Version of Thrissur Ragam Theatre Curtain Rising Music
People of Thrissur have something special to enjoy the movies. The moviegoers of Thrissur cannot forget the name Ragam, the theatre that has been closed for four years for renovation.
Ragam cinema, one of the oldest cinemas in the State, is famous for it’s curtain rising music too.
Here we are sharing the Original Version of Thrissur Ragam Theatre Curtain Rising Music.
“The Robots” (German Die Roboter) is a single by German electronic music group, Kraftwerk, released in 1978. The single and its B-side, “Spacelab”, both appeared on the band’s seventh album, The Man-Machine. However, the songs as they appear on the single were scaled down into shorter versions.
The lyrics reference the revolutionary technique of robotics, and how humans can use them as they wish. The Russian lines “Я твой слуга” (Ya tvoy slugá, “I am your servant”) and “Я твой работник” (Ya tvoy rabótnik, “I am your worker”) (also on the rear sleeve of the album) during the intro and again during its repetition at the bridge are spoken in a pitched down voice, the main lyrics (“We’re charging our batteries and now we’re full of energy…”) are “sung” through a vocoder. Wolfgang Flür, a member of Kraftwerk at the time of the single’s release, later wrote, “ich war ein roboter” (I Was a Robot in English), with his title referencing the lyrics of “The Robots”.
The book, published in 2003, has been described as a “controversial and uncompromising autobiography of Kraftwerk”, more because the other members of the band tried to censor its publication than anything else.
The lyrics were also referenced in the title of a BBC Radio 4 documentary, Kraftwerk: We Are the Robots, broadcast for the first time on Thursday November 22, 2007. The documentary focused on the band’s place as “part of a new generation of young West Germans, living in the shadow of the Cold War, who identified with the need to recapture a German cultural identity distinct from that of Britain and America.”