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New Romantics

A Brief movement in early 80’s Britain.

A reaction to the Punk movement; it rejects the austerity and anti-fashion stance of punk

At the forefront: Visage, Duran Duran, Ultravox & Japan


…2014 w 39 – Album of the week is “Metamatic” by John Foxx.

People like me, old enough to have a too large record collection knows how a sudden impulse can make you listen to a certain record, inspiring a foray into similar territory that can take days to complete. 394 more words


...2014 w 38 - Album of the week is "Ultravox!" by Ultravox!.

For those of you remembering the Midge Ure-fronted synth pop band who had a hit with “Vienna”, let´s just at once make it clear that this is not what we´re talking about today. 658 more words


Phil Cool, John Foxx and the Swing Park Incident

To coincide with my recent John Foxx and Phil Cool interviews on this blog, here’s the part of the jigsaw that links those features – the true story of that broken nose incident, or at least Phil Cool’s version of the tale. 990 more words


Musique 365: Day 253: Rage In Eden - Ultravox

Predecessor to ‘Quartet’ and probably a more rounded end product, IMO. Songs are given time to develop. ‘Stranger Within’ is something of a bleak, chug-along 7-minuter, with ‘Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again)’ doing little to raise our spirits either. 46 more words

'80s Cold War Videos

If you grew up in the eighties, you have to remember the reignited cold war between Russia and the U.S. There was the threat of mushroom clouds hanging over our heads and haunting our dreams. 343 more words

New Wave

Musique 365: Day 251: Quartet - Ultravox

This was my first encounter with Ultravox (circa 1983 if memory serves, cassette version borrowed from a friend) and it was to be the first of many. 26 more words