Meanwhile, back in Blighty, a group of anonymous session musicians were recording an album's worth of cover versions every four days for Pickwick Records' "Top Of The Pops" series.
They worked to a fast, efficient schedule that demanded quality reproductions of the then hits of the day. It was a production line that lasted over a decade. But then, one day in 1975, they were faced with a fresh challenge: to make a convincing zerox of Autobahn for Vol.45. Damn! - seemed impossible, surely? In fact it took them an entire day to record the track, using just a multitrack and ARP 2600 synthesiser.
But surely it was rubbish? How could these jaded old session veterans possibly have the skillz to get even close to the spirit of the original?
Well, actually they got pretty bloody close indeed. Frighteningly close. Makes you wonder just how difficult it was to make the original...