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Florida 1980s New Wave Bands!

New Wave/Punk music, culture, genres, memories. '80s revivalism and other relevant topics.

Florida 1980s New Wave Bands!

Postby Poodle » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:08 pm

Florida...the Sunshine State...known for beaches, warm weather, and oranges...and new wave/synth/power pop music too! Florida gave us healthy doses of (usually obscure) new wave bands in the 1980s. The Tampa Bay Area seemed like a fitting area for a new wave scene, with bands such as Triple XXX Girls and Helicopter. Any discussions about Florida 1980s bands are welcome here!
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Re: Florida 1980s New Wave Bands!

Postby Poodle » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:59 am

These are the only obscure new wave bands from Florida I've heard of so far:

Triple XXX Girls
Brave New Tribe
The Mix
A New Personality
Head of the Class
Eden's Rebels

On YouTube, there's a sample from Tampa's WMNF 88.5 radio show from the 1980s that featured a band known as "Ash Wednesday", a trio of a female singer and two other guys who provided guitar, drum machine, and synths. They played a recording of one of their songs, called "Dreams End". After mysterious commercials for Difficult Listening and Generic New Wave, the band played another recording of a song called "Making Wishes", but you only get to hear the very beginning.
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