Quote from bhose;64574
...which was categorised as Krautrock in the 70's, not electro as that term was not used in the 70's. 'Electro' is a shortened form for ELECTRO FUNK.
Kraftwerk in HINDSIGHT is/was 'Electro' as the term is used today, outside of electro-FUNK (HIP HOP).
That is not true. There were styles such as "Electro Wave" back in the 70s, and many others that referred to Electronic music as Electro. More than likely the word actually came from "Electro-Acoustic", which is how the synthesizer was introduced, and the way Electronic compositions were termed before it could be conceived that Electro-nic music could be its own genre altogether.
This idea that Electro is short for Electro Funk is something people got from Streetsounds, but is a huge source of confusion as to what Electro really is, and what the word really means.
daro: i like you man, you know whats up! ( Sorry i rehashed what you said, had not seen your post )
@Matt: Thanks for that, i wish more people would see it. The confusion holds things back a lot.