Ok, I know its not neccesarily a claim to fame but Neu ! are often seen as one of the first ever New Wave bands, way back in 1971.
Listen to this album and you can certainly here it, although it also serves as a critical precursor to electronica that came even later (the 'motorik' beat')
Their self-titled debut sold very little but has always been considered a historical masterpiece, by the likes of David Bowie, Brian Eno and Thom Yorke of Radiohead.
Before this we had psychedelia but never as if it was produced by some kind of computer (albeit one that could make 'spiritual music')
If you buy it listen to it a few times before making a judgement; it's historical but once it draws you in it's pretty hard to let go