Music producer Conny Plank worked with major artists such as Kraftwerk, but he wanted nothing to do with U2

At some point he had had enough. The collaboration with the gentlemen of stature Karlheinz Stockhausen and Mauricio Kagel was beginning to irk him considerably. He found the music of the avant-garde composers artificial, not to say “lifeless”. He would rather work as a recording technician at concerts of Marlene Dietrich and Duke Ellington’s orchestra. With only one goal in mind. Saving money for his big dream. Konrad Plank was determined to convert a pig farm into a music studio in Wolperath, 35 km south of Cologne.

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