That tape sounds pretty interesting.

I think I first heard about Neu! in the late '80s or early '90s, when they started getting name-dropped by Sonic Youth (Ciccone Youth's "Two Cool Rock Chicks Listening to Neu") and being mentioned in Stereolab reviews. Then a local record store got the late '90s bootleg CDs of the three main Neu! albums, which weren't available legally anywhere for a long time. I bought those and was blown away -- not least by how much my favourite Stereolab song owed to "Hallogallo." A friend heard them and was amazed that they were from the early '70s. Since then I've bought some solo Rother, Harmonia, La Dusseldorf, etc albums. Lots of great stuff there. Time to listen to some of them again soon, I think...