xeni at July 11th, 2014 17:19 — #1
squidfood at July 11th, 2014 18:17 — #2
Boy, those two hands spreading the Us logo has an unfortunate instant association these days...
and can I claim cool status because I drove past this? Me: "Dad, what's going on over there?" Dad: "oh, just some bad loud music." Thanks Dad.
bizmail_public at July 11th, 2014 18:25 — #4
I just wanted to throw one bit party in the middle of nowhere
To review, Woz:
- Invented the Apple (the other Steve did marketing)
- Attempted to invent Burning Man,(getting it right would take another seven years)
- Was decade-and-a-half ahead of the goatse iconography ("those two hands spreading the Us logo ...")
That man's ability to see into the future was just amazing.
websta at July 11th, 2014 20:16 — #5
The final performance of The Clash. RIP.
wubfurradio at July 11th, 2014 20:16 — #6
Although I don't recall that it was officially designated as "New Wave Day", the lineup on the first day of the 1982 US Festival was way cooler:
Gang of Four
The English Beat
amor_decosmos at July 11th, 2014 21:25 — #7
Oh Xeni, thank you so much for this gem. This was totally my music in 1983.
edit: Stray Cats - Rock This Town @ 54:43 oh, yeah.
hereticbranding at July 11th, 2014 22:43 — #8
Wall of Voodoo! Man, did I ever grow up on the wrong coast...
And from the "coincidence --or something more?" files:
boundegar at July 12th, 2014 06:54 — #9
Wonderful stuff - but how the hell did Judas Priest get on the poster? It's like one of those "spot the seven mistakes" puzzles.
edked at July 12th, 2014 14:34 — #10
I loved most of this whole genre, with one rule, that this clip somehow contains a couple of the very few exceptions to: "New Wave" + "saxophone" = usually a bad sign. In fact, as someone who is usually defending the 80s musically, I'll almost always be willing to throw anything with "80s sax" under the bus in such an argument.
As I said, though, this clip actually contains two of the bands whose use of sax in this period was actually not bad.
mathew at July 12th, 2014 15:18 — #11
That ‘83 should be ’83. The only thing worse than dumb quotes is automatically incorrect smart quotes.
ironedithkidd at July 14th, 2014 10:18 — #12
It's those who came after New Wave that made poor and cheesy use of saxophone. Men at Work wouldn't have been the same without it.
xeni at July 16th, 2014 17:19 — #13
This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.