Daft Punk - Daft Punk bonded over Springsteen
Daft Punk first bonded over their love of Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the U.S.A.'.
Daft Punk first bonded over their love of Bruce Springsteen.
The 'Get Lucky' band - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter - saw 'The Boss' on the same tour in 1985, and although they didn't know each other at the time it was a pivotal point for them both.
Thomas told NME magazine: ''Before I knew Guy-Man we both went to the Born in the USA tour. We met each other a few years later and realised we were both there. I have very vivid memories of that show, mostly because he started his set with 'Born in the USA'.
''That was his biggest track and I thought he was so self-confident, so bold. But the show was super strong, he didn't go downhill. It seemed like such a cool move.''
The disco loving duo also bonded over their mutual love of Michael Jackson, with Thomas picking 'Thriller' as the record which changed his life.
He added: ''Everything about it - the music video, the packaging, the whole thing. I remember having the video cassette with the music video, the Motown anniversary where he does the moonwalk, and the documentary by Michael Landis where you see Michael Jackson in make-up, it's my favourite.''