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Why does it seem late 80s new wave is so frowned upon?

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Why does it seem late 80s new wave is so frowned upon?

Postby WeLiveSoFastx83 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:14 pm

Everyone seems to love the early 80s Numan, but in all honesty I'm pretty much alone when I say I prefer the Berserker and Strange Charm era.

New wave was a constant genre throughout the decade. New wave enthusiasts only seem to entertain late seventies and early eighties new wave. Why is this? Sigue Sigue Sputnik was 1986 on, Silent Circle 1985 on, Belouis Some didn't really make the scene until '85.... Underworld was very late eighties.
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Re: Why does it seem late 80s new wave is so frowned upon?

Postby Qbertqubes » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:10 am

I agree...Pet Shop Boys were 1985 & onward.. 86 & 87 were great years. Many great artists began their career in 1988 or around there.
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Re: Why does it seem late 80s new wave is so frowned upon?

Postby Spudboy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:57 pm

Because by 1986 or 1987 new trends like House and Hip-Hop had begun, so anything still recognized as New Wave were almost considered nostalgic, or sadly, a parody or pastiche.
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