10 Things You May Not Know About Daft Punk’s ‘Homework’
January of1997 Daft Punk released their debut studio album Homework, with iconic tracks "Da Funk," "Around The World" and "Burnin." Celebrate 20 years of Homework the start of a career that forever changed music with this fun facts list.This article originally appeared on Highsnobiety
The ascent of Daft Punk into the most upper echelons of pop culture royalty is one of the most remarkable rises in music history. It is the story of two punkish boys (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo) from a privileged Parisian life working their way through a subculture dismissed as drug-fueled hedonism who would go on to reach the pinnacle of the music industry, receiving its highest honor and a level of fan adoration rarely seen outside the standard pop-star mould. And all of this without ever showing their faces.
This story, like any, must begin somewhere. And in the case of Daft Punk, it all began with their debut album Homework. Exactly 20 years ago today it was given its first physical release, and in spite of the myriad of musical innovations that have occurred since, time has done little (if anything) to dilute its power to funk you into oblivion.
So to celebrate two full decades of one of the greatest and most influential electronic albums ever written, here are 10 facts about Daft Punk’s Homework that may surprise you.
1. It Was Written in Thomas Bangalter’s Bedroom